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Psst: Novelists – Steal These Screenwriting Secrets! Part 3 Query Letters

In part 3 of “steal these screenwriting secrets,” we delve into marketing and query letters. In other words, these are screenwriting secrets to steal after you write and specifically related to crafting killer query letters. In my Write...

Cover Letters, Resumes, and Personal Brands: What’s the Difference?

Resumes, cover letters, and personal branding… what does it all mean and where do they differ? Are resumes and cover letters part of your personal brand? So many questions, so many options, and so much confusion. I get it. We’ve all bee...

Shelf Savvy: How Book Categorization Helps Maximize Sales

Book categorization is key to finding readers and maximizing sales. Here’s what you should know. If you’re an author—aspiring or published, traditional or indie—you have a lot to think about: the quality of your work, your relations...

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What makes a good cover ? Some thoughts.

A cover is meant to help sell a book.It’s goal , for the author, is not to win artistic awards, but rather to help sell the book. So what is a good cover that helps sell a book? First a cover must do no harm. The cover must not be con...

7 Query Letter Strategies That Don’t Work (But Many Writers Try)

One of my first real jobs was working for a bank, taking phone calls. I’ll never forget it. Some of the kindest people you know can be downright vicious when they call their bank. Trust me. I’ve been called names that can’t be repeate...

Score The Job You Want With These LinkedIn Best Practices

Applying for jobs through an online portal is a solemn, solitary slog that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. Luckily, LinkedIn has some new data that can help! It doesn’t matter if you’re applying for an internship, part-time work, o...

5 Truths About Starting Your Own Self-Publishing Imprint

Book sales and distribution expert Amy Collins shares 5 truths you need to know before starting your own self-publishing imprint. This article was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of Writer’s Digest as “Clearing ...

She’s Got to Have It: 10 Ways to Promote a Book

Promoting a book is the one thing all authors should do to help get it to potential readers. But what does that mean? Erika Hoffman shares 10 ways to promote a book she used that are usable by other authors. “I’m sorry for wasting your ...

How to Hook a Literary Agent to Represent Writing and Get Published

Finding a literary agent is one thing, but the hard part is gaining representation. In this post, we share how to hook a literary agent to represent writing and get published by looking at the query letter, synopsis, book proposal, and samp...

100 Common Publishing Terms

Here’s a list of 100 common publishing terms and their definitions, including the meanings of ARC, high concept, simultaneous submissions, and so much more. While we try to explain them as we go, we often drop common publishing terms on t...

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