You don’t have to look far for a blog post by an angry author or listen long at a writer’s event to hear someone complain about “gatekeepers,” “literary snobs,” and “naysayers.” So, is it true that industry professionals are betting against you?
I often tell excited prospective clients, particularly those who aspire to be traditionally published, that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking.
This post with publishing statistics and advice from literary agents is not a sunshine and rainbows kind of post. It is, however, the kind of post that every aspiring author needs to read before investing time, energy, and money in a book project.
Authors and other business people have been leveraging the power of the internet for many years, but the repeal of net neutrality rules is a game changer with the potential to limit your ideal reader's ability to discover you.
In this post, I examine some of the potential effects of the repeal and how new and established authors can mitigate risks by being more aware of the environments in which they operat and proactive in their marketing approach.
Too often authors approach me about developmental editing after they've had their manuscripts copy and line edited. This is disheartening because they've wasted time and money.
In this post, I walk you through the four phases of a book project, focusing on the types and order of editing. I also talk about exceptions to the rule and how you can improve your chance of capturing the attention of a literary agent.
Are you writing a book but aren't sure which publishing option is right for you?
There are many options: traditional, indie, hybrid (sometimes called partner), and self-publishing.
This article is designed to help you identify which one fits your needs and goals. I’ll provide a brief overview of each option’s business model, pros and cons, and a profile of the type of author who may consider it.