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How To Build A Valuable Database Of Contacts

Hopefully, by now you have composed a great logline for your book and created a professional query letter pitching your book, built a database of agents, managers, and producers, and started to send your query letter to those contacts. Hopefully, you've also started to get some requests for...

New to Self-publishing? What to Expect

Thanks to the explosion of the eBook market, many authors have taken the plunge into the world of self-publishing. It’s exciting but also overwhelming when you swim in new waters and it’s hard to know what to expect. I offer this list as a way...

You Have Finished Your Book – Where Do You Go From Here?

Congratulations, you’ve finished your book. The writing, revision, editing, proofing and polishing is all done. You finally get to take a breather and bask in your accomplishment. Feels good, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re self-publishing the journey has only begun. You’ve got the product – your...

The Simplicity Of Self Publishing

 I remember the days when I began writing my novel. It was so difficult to find a publisher or agent that wanted to take a gamble on a first-time novelist. They are, of course, in the business to make money and gambling on an unknown...

Negative Feedback Is Good

I felt an article on receiving feedback from agents and editors when you receive a rejection on your manuscript was an important discussion to have. I have received both acceptance emails and rejection replies, some very scathing ones. When you receive rejection, it’s not an easy...

Indie Authors vs. Traditional Authors

I remember the time I picked up my first horror book. My parents owned a nail salon at the time, and since our family had a lot of bad luck with babysitters, my dad decided to leave us at the local library whenever he needed to...

How to Put Together a Good Cookbook

Writing a good cookbook is about more than just having a bunch of good recipes. There are so many recipes currently available for people to access for free on the internet that it takes marketing, originality, organization, and of course good recipes as well. Before...

How To Avoid Publishing Scams

You’ve finished that manuscript and you’ve worked hard to get it polished and ready. Now you are sure it will sell and be loved by many. The problem is…how do you publish it?  If you’ve heard of the “indie” world and think you want to hire...

Interviewing an Editor

Many authors and writers wonder if they really have to interview an editor before hiring them. The answer is always yes and it does not matter if the author or writer’s best friend worked with the editor in the past or not because, when it...

How to Hire an Editor

You have decided to hire an editor for your book, article, or other piece of writing. However, now that you have made the decision to hire an editor, you are probably wondering how to go about hiring one. Many authors and editors struggle when it comes...