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Your Inner Author Nagging

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

An email a few days ago explained the alert beeping in the back of my mind that I’ve been dismissing since the holidays. We all have these nigglings from time to time that hint something is awry. …

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The Authorpreneur

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Experts have posted a horde of prognostication-type articles in the past several weeks. It’s always like this at the beginning of a new year. I’ve read a lot of them, not only those directly associated with publishing …

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3 Tips for Your Marketing Campaign

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Our office is closed for the holidays so we can spend the holidays with our families. This post is from our archives, and is one of our “Best of.” We’ll return with new posts when the office …

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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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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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2015, A Year for Hope

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Inevitably, December sneaks in through the back door while we’re still cleaning up the dining room after Thanksgiving. Rude, isn’t it. In another week, editors will cease entertaining submissions and focus on finishing current projects before taking …

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Looking for Opportunities

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I love the story of Arthur the stray dog! Perhaps you’ve seen it in the news, too? Arthur joined a team racing 430 miles in the Amazon jungle after he was fed a canned meatball by …

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Happy Thanksgiving

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Despite the death of roughly half the Pilgrims during the first harsh winter of the Plymouth colony, the grieving survivors celebrated several days of thanksgiving to God for his care and bountiful harvest the next year. Though …

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Let the Juggling Begin

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

This week my daughter emailed a photo of our dear grandchildren forming the dough for our family’s most cherished Christmas cookies. My first thought when I saw it was, Really . . . you’re that on top

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The Publishing Roller Coaster

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Just when we think the industry might be settling down for a while, we learn of another publishing house acquisition here or discontinuation of a line (usually fiction) there. Add staff changes and career re-directions to the …

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