Publishers

Will Readers Attend a Book Convention? Would You?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

The problem of connecting readers with books continues to nag at publishing, but two book trade shows are trying to aid making “matches.” Organizers for the general market’s national convention for industry professionals (BEA) have tried …

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Back from the Front Lines

Rachelle Gardner

Blogger: Rachelle Gardner

I’ve just come from BEA (Book Expo America) in New York and I’m all energized about books! BEA is the biggest annual event for the publishing industry, attended by industry professionals from all over the U.S. and …

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Patience Is the Operative Word

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

A while ago I blogged about extending grace and kindness to other writers when you’re at a writers conference here. Today I want to extend the conversation to the many opportunities to exercise patience and grace …

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Benefits for Your Readers

Mary Keeley

With the exception of novelists who learn about their characters and the storyline as they unfold in draft stage, most writers have a well-developed concept for their book before you sit down to write. At this stage you’re at least …

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3 Tips for a Happy Author-Publisher Relationship

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Whatever route you take to publishing, traditional, Indy, or self-publishing, following a few tips can position you for a successful author-publisher relationship.

I’m going to use the author relationship with a traditional publisher as my case study …

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The Psychology of Submission Timing

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

Recently I found myself explaining to a client that I am in a bit of a press to get submissions out. “I feel like I only have six good weeks until every publisher sort of mentally shuts …

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A Futuristic View of the Publishing Life

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

My daughter made up a crazy, mixed-up story for her two young children. My granddaughter laughed with delight at the silliness of a school bus taking her to her brother’s school and the messed up order of …

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Maundy Thursday and Beyond

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Thursday of Holy Week—Maundy Thursday—is a day when Christians prepare our hearts for what tomorrow through Sunday signifies for us. I can think of nothing more important to blog about today.

The word “Maundy” is derived from …

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Praying for Your Publishing House

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I clicked a link on Facebook to the Bethany House blog yesterday and saw that they host a prayer day the first Sunday of every month for the authors with releases that month. How cool is that?! …

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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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