Writers may desire advice on how to better balance their writing lives and be productive, but few prescriptives are one size fits all.
Accessing the library market remains difficult for self-publishing authors, especially those with limited visibility. Here’s what authors need to understand before spending time and energy on library distribution.
Author and editor Chuck Sambuchino discusses promoting books, the talent writers need, and good writing advice.
The visionary independent publisher discusses how to make money from writing, why books are not culture, and why it isn’t Amazon’s fault.
Bo Sacks, a magazine industry vet, talks about technology, optimism, and what it’s like to put out a daily newsletter for 20 years.
How to write a strong novel synopsis, while avoiding the most common mistakes.
Take a look at 5 charts that reflect current trends in the book publishing industry, and what they mean for authors.
Read my feature article for Writer’s Digest magazine that explores the intersection of literary agents and self-publishing
How do you balance work on your art with work on yourself?
How an indie author turned a story concept into a full-fledged multimedia universe, including a live blog, illustrated journal, merchandise, and podcast.
Be careful before applying someone else’s social media advice to your situation.
To sell products and services directly through your website, here are a few services and tools to get up and running fast (no coding or tech help required).
Understand the 7 sins of memory, and how to use these sins to convey greater meaning and truth in your stories.
A growing number of authors with serious literary cred are finding greater financial success—and a welcoming community—in the romance business.
What authors need to know about the process of getting a book adapted to the big screen.
Asking an editor or agent to sign a non-disclosure agreement is not part of traditional publishing business practice.
How to improve the effectiveness of your email newsletter through very specific changes to your sign-up forms and content.
Publishers use a P&L (profit & loss) statement to determine whether a book makes financial sense to publish. Here’s how they work—plus an example form.
If you want to write realistic dialogue, resist the temptation to follow a very logical “call and response” structure.
Chris Kenneally and I discuss the growing field of so-called “hybrid” publishers, and how authors can smartly evaluate them.