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Your Publisher Is Your New Best Friend. Not!

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Grant

All of our agents have slipped out of the office to spend the holidays with their families. We’ve picked from previous posts “The Best of” for your reading pleasure and pondering. Our office opens on January 5, …

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A list of publishing items to take your time on.

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

We’re always in such a hurry. Running the publishing race and jumping its many hurdles. Getting things done and doing them quickly is great, but there are certain areas where it’s a good idea to slow down …

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Establishing Your Unique Author Brand

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Last week I blogged on identifying your unique brand, and we had a lively discussion. Picking up on that interaction, this week I’ll offer tips on establishing your unique brand once you have defined it clearly.…

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Are You a Lone Ranger Writer?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

In publishing, we’re constantly asking writers—typically a rather introverted bunch—to get involved, to engage, to network, to join groups and go to conferences. I often find myself wondering how many of you cringe every time you hear …

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Just One Thing

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Last Friday during our weekly staff meeting, our fearless leader, Books & Such president and founder, Janet Kobobel Grant, reminded us that we only have until the end of the year to submit our financial, performance and …

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How to Find and Keep Readers for Your Blog

Janet Grant

Janet Kobobel Grant

Last week a client who is just beginning to blog asked me how he could improve his work. As I responded to him via email, it occurred to me that each person who blogs has learned certain …

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Placing Debut Projects: A Joy of Agenting

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

One of my favorite things to do is to call a debut client to tell him or her that we received an offer. It’s such a delight to share in the moment when that author’s dreams become …

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Identifying Your Unique Brand

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Often I talk to writers who are confused about the necessity of author branding and what goes into determining their unique brand. The quick answer is that the best way to guard your author identity is to …

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11 Ways to Become a Better Writer (Without Writing)

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Recently one of my clients decided to take a much-needed break from writing and most writing-related activities, for a few weeks over the holidays. I encouraged it, and I think many writers can benefit from a hiatus …

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Slow and Steady

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I just walked in the door from accompanying Julie Klassen, one of my authors, on a week-long book tour. One of the best things about spending time in bookstores is that, among all the readers there to …

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