Today’s guest post is an excerpt from DIY MFA by Gabriela Pereira (@DIYMFA), just released from Writer’s Digest Books. Most writers want an MFA for one of three reasons: They want to teach writing, they want to get published, or they want to make room in their life for writing. It turns out these reasons […]
Should you self-publish? There is no single right answer to this question—it’s always situational. It depends on you, your book, and your career goals. This post outlines the key questions you should ask.
Learn how to determine what genre you’re writing in and why it matters—plus the difference between commercial and literary.
If you’re looking for an alternative to ACX and more control over your audiobook production and distribution, then ListenUp Audiobooks is worth a look.
Discussions about the “resurgence” of print and the comeback of independent bookstores amounts to wishful thinking, not an understanding of the industry.
Author and ghostwriter Stacy Ennis discusses the process of working with a ghostwriter and how to know if hiring a ghostwriter is right for you.
Author and ghostwriter Roz Morris discusses the necessary characteristics for a ghostwriter, as well as who hires ghostwriters and why.
Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? This infographic will help you determine the best choice for you and your project.
For years, serialization has been discussed as a significant area of opportunity for reading and publishing in the digital age. (And note to the sticklers out there: I’m using the terms serial and serialization interchangeably to refer to any situation where content is parceled out in small bites and delivered on a specific schedule, whether the […]
Learn how you can prepare for the future of publishing in this free workshop by Jane Friedman.
The problem is not whether print will survive, but how literary publishing adapts to a world where to publish something has lost value.
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.
Thriller author Todd Moss discusses the pitfalls of using current events as the basis for a novel.
Helen Sedwick and Orna Ross discuss selling international rights to your book.
The majority of authors will not benefit from paid book reviews, and should invest their time and money elsewhere. Here’s why.
Literary agent and publishing consultant April Eberhardt discusses effective book promotion, what makes writing exceptional from a publishing perspective, her preference for representing women’s fiction, and more in this 5 On interview.
Sangeeta Mehta interviews agent Brenda Bowen about the success of the children’s picture book Sweet Pea & Friends: The SheepOver.
I’m interviewed by Len Edgerly of The Kindle Chronicles.
In conversation with Joanna Penn, I discuss digital publishing trends and what authors need to know as they head into 2016.