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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...

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...

How to Write Successful Queries for Any Genre of Writing

Learn how to write successful queries for any genre of writing by breaking down the query letter and supplying links to example queries that worked. Whether trying to hook a literary agent or editor at a book publishing company, writers nee...

Is Hybrid Publishing Right For You?

Are you a bit mystified with the book publishing process? Jennifer Scroggins, executive vice president of the hybrid press KiCam projects, explains what hybrid publishing can do for authors. Hybrid, or author-subsidized, publishing is the n...

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