You have an idea for a book. Or maybe you’ve already written a book (or two). Now you need an agent, right? Well, maybe. In this guest post, Molly Blaisdell, a prolific children’s book author, explains when and why you might want to engage an agent. With all the changes going on in the publishing industry, you may find that moving forward without an agent is a viable option. Continue reading
In this post by guest blogger, freelance writer and travel book author Deborah Huso, you’ll read an insider’s perspective on travel guidebook writing. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Read it, and let us know what you think in the comments below. Continue reading
Creating a multifaceted marketing plan can include participating in contests, getting reviews, doing radio and TV interviews, selling in bulk, speaking to groups, attending book shows, and connecting with people through blogs and online forums. It can be time-consuming and tedious. But without a solid plan and consistent effort, your book is unlikely to get the attention it deserves. Continue reading
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Do you love the idea of travel?
Does the thought of taking a weekend or a week to focus on your writing seem like a dream?
When Jenna and I were planning the London writers’ retreat, so many people commented, “I’d love to do that, but I can’t because….
“I can’t afford it.”
“I have to be home for family members.”
“I don’t have a passport.”
“I can’t be away that long.”
And on and on.
Here’s the truth: If you have a job and/or a family, it’s never easy to get away—even if getting away means secluding yourself at the local coffee shop for a few hours. Continue reading
Not necessarily! Publishers approached business coach Carrie Wilkerson, aka The Barefoot Executive, because of her strong platform — they knew she had a following and that her audience would be excited to read her book.
In this guest blog, Carrie shares her advice for building your platform and gaining the credibility and visibility you need to be a successful author. Continue reading
How do I write a press release? A book proposal? A novel?
Is it complement or compliment? Continuous or continual?
I write something almost every day. And almost as frequently, questions like those listed above cause me to pause. Continue reading