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A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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"God Told Me to Write" Is Not Enough
Okay, so before I get any angry comments or emails, let me explain. When a writer tells me, "God told me to write this book," I'm so...
How to Be Happy for Your Friends' Publishing Successes (When you Feel Left Behind)
Jealousy. We've all become familiar with the feeling. How the same friend, who is the same age as you (or younger), who attended the same...
Why Are Publishers and Agents so Hard to Get a Hold Of?
"If you give them an inch, they'll take a mile." My acquisitions editor friend told me this. And although she was referring to a...
What Happens if My Publisher Goes Under?
What happens if my publisher goes under? It's more common than you think. In the traditional market, authors are bound to experience...
Lift Other Writers to Be Lifted Up
It doesn't seem like a radical concept until you get your first publishing contract. I had no idea just how many authors were out there...
Why Do I Have to Read Books Published in the Last Five Years?
If you've read any of my newsletters, you'll recognize this tip. I almost always include it. "If you want to write in a genre, read books...
Is Publishing Classist?
Piggybacking off of our previous article on ageism in publishing, it seems quite a few isms have sneaked its way into the publishing...
How Much Marketing Do I Need to Do for My Book?
How much marketing is the bare minimum for a book launch? Check out this post to find out!
How Hard is it to Get a Book Traditionally Published?
Getting a book published is easy, right? Guess again. Hope will walk you through how hard it is to get a traditional book contract.
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