Learn how you can prepare for the future of publishing in this free workshop by Jane Friedman.
Author Che Gilson discusses what she as an unagented author learned to look for in publishing contracts, designing your own cover art, the necessity of continually creating new material, and more.
Write about the things you can’t forget, the things that keep you up at night.
The problem is not whether print will survive, but how literary publishing adapts to a world where to publish something has lost value.
How authors can blog successfully for long-term platform and book marketing efforts, with tips for online writing, strong headlines, and good SEO.
Every author is told to start an official Facebook page. But what if you stick with your personal profile only? Learn the advantages and disadvantages.
Philip B. Persinger discusses his attraction to sonnets, the broad art of writing and selling a play, why he published his latest novel with Amazon, and more.
For a love scene to move readers, it must embody the principle of restraint—in dialogue, in description, and in the characters’ actions.
Author Ken Brosky discusses his Kindle Scout book deal and his and Amazon’s marketing plans for The Proving.
What authors need to know about current marketing practices and emerging business trends in the book publishing industry.
Author Emily Grosvenor explains how she has constructed a Kickstarter campaign for her children’s book, Tessalation!
Author/songwriter Henry Baum discusses self-publishing services, the value of a paid review, why he started his own self-publishing service, and more.
Author Gigi Rosenberg describes how she redesigned and relaunched her author website primarily on her own, only hiring assistance at the end.
Author Jay Swanson explains how to find and work with cover artists.
Join me for official hours on Facebook—it’s free to everyone. You can ask questions about whatever challenge you’re currently facing.
I think it’s fair to say that most of us are not looking to add more social media activity to our lives. In fact, we prefer to trim online activity or drop entire networks if possible. So the advice I’m about to offer may feel objectionable and time-wasting at first, but if you stay with me until the end, […]
In the literary fiction world, it’s often taken as an article of faith that writing is an intrinsically important activity to be engaged in. Is it?
Thriller author Todd Moss discusses the pitfalls of using current events as the basis for a novel.
The primary function and value of an author website is marketing related.
Author Barry Eisler discusses the pros and cons (where they exist) of legacy, Amazon, and self-publishing; research and editing; selling book rights; and more.