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A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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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...
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.
Why Won't Traditional Publishers Pick Up My Self-Published Book?
You only sold 24 copies of your self-published book and want to go traditional. So why are agents rejecting it?
Author Guest Post: George Cargill
I'm more than thrilled to host author George Cargill as he talks about the publication journey of "In the Grip of God."
What I Wish I Knew Before Launching my Debut
My debut launches tomorrow. Although this thrills me, if I could go back, I'd give myself the following advice.
My First Pre-order
I always compared a pre-order to a baby shower. Authors, after all, claim books as their babies, and what better way to celebrate a book...
How Many Rounds Does It Take to Get a Book Contract?
It took me years to realize I had a lot more people to impress to get a book contract than just an agent and a publisher.
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