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The Challenges of Getting Your Book Published

Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Author Robert McCaw has gotten his books published both ways and shares the pros and cons of each route. I’ve written several novels—mystery/thrillers set on the Big Island of Hawaii—featurin...

The Winners of the 26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate our 26th annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards winners! For full coverage of the awards, please check out the March/April 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest, and enter the 27th ann...

Starting Over, But Not From Scratch: Book Marketing Insights From a Third-Career Debut Novelist

Former public relations executive and career consultant Rita Dragonette outlines the book marketing strategies she employed with her debut novel, from developing her online presence to organizing book events and creative publicity campaigns...

How to Calendarize Your Book Marketing Approach

Whether you’re traditionally or self-published marketing your book, is difficult. Here’s what I know for sure, as Oprah says. You have to start promoting your book as early as possible, and you can’t stop after it’s published. How d...

2018 Year in Review: Inside the Publishing Industry

Explore Jane Friedman’s 2018 Year in Review—her take on the latest trends and shakeups in the book and magazine realm, and what those mean for writers in the coming year. Photo by Steven VanDesande Jr on Unsplash For better or worse,...

Season of Savings: WD Books & Writing Resources on Sale This Week

We’re running our annual Season of Savings deals this week at writersdigestshop.com, and I wanted to share some of the exciting daily discounts on Writer’s Digest books and writing resources we’re offering. Each day, we’ll offer a n...

Backchannels, Sounds, and Thanksgiving – The Week in Review

Good morning from snowy Maine. I hope that all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving this week had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Based on the number of “out of office” emails I received this week, a fair number of yo...

What Every Author Should Know About Book Cover Design

While few authors have the creative skills to design their own book covers, understanding the design process and how covers impact sales is critical to working directly with a freelance designer or your publisher’s marketing team, and off...

The Anatomy of a Book Cover: A Guide for Authors

[Get hands-on craft and publishing advice at the WD Novel Writing Conference, October 26–28, 2018 in Pasadena, CA!] by Yvonne @ Reedsy Knowing and understanding the constituent parts of a book cover will help you make the best marketing d...

Insider Secrets for Indie Authors and Small Presses from Amy Collins of New Shelves Books

Amy Collins, President of New Shelves Books, is the authority on book sales and marketing in the US. Over the past 20 years, New Shelves has sold more than 40 million books into the bookstore, library and chain store market for small and ...

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