Business of writing

3 reasons hybrid publishing isn’t for everyone

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Having recently returned from Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, I’ve been mentally downloading the myriad conversations I had with attendees. While many of the conversational topics are what you would expect, one took me aback. Several …

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How to Think Like a Businessperson–Even If You Don’t Want to

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Recently I attended an onstage interview conducted by a San Francisco cookbook writer of Ina Garten, whom some of you know by watching her cook on The Food Network or via her nine, wildly popular …

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Book Proposals Mean Business

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Last week I blogged on three criteria agents use to assess your readiness for representation (here). Today let’s focus on what goes into the first of these: your proposal. The following tips will be …

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What Makes You and Your Proposal Impressive?

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The fact there is more competition for fewer publishing slots makes the goal of getting your book published by a traditional publisher more challenging. So let’s address that elephant in the room right off the bat. My …

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Pre-Pub Writers–Seize the Day

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

It’s a given that before a writer is published he needs to hone his writing skills but what else can a writer do while he’s waiting to get that first contract? How can he seize the day? …

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How to Know Your Book’s Audience

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Sometimes a book idea is born out of awareness of your reader’s need that you can meet. The audience is probably a lot like you, or your platform is developed around these folks.

But often, when …

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Reading Royalty Reports

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

Our agency just finished processing royalty statements from ten publishing houses, and we are expecting statements from ten more this month! Whew! :) We always check our clients’ statements for accuracy and are available to answer our clients’ …

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Should You Write the Whole Book?

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

Classic wisdom for unpublished authors seeking traditional publication has been that if you’re writing a novel (fiction), you need a complete manuscript. If you’re writing non-fiction, you need a book proposal plus two or three sample chapters. …

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When to unveil your book cover

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Book covers are the most effective tool in an author’s marketing arsenal, but I continue to be confounded by how often authors misfire with the unveiling of their covers. The mistake is understandable since, if you …

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2 FAQs about the Road to Publication

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Publishing is a complex business, and there is no end to the questions that arise along a writer’s career journey. Many of those I’m asked fall into two categories. 

Why is involvement in social media so important?

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