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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...

The 5 Toughest Interview Questions (and How to Answer Them)

If you find job interviews a) awkward, b) scary, c) stressful or d) all of the above, trust us – you’re not alone. After all, while you can take your time sprucing up your resume and crafting a killer cover letter, interviews literally ...

The 30 Book Challenge: Responding to Marie Kondo and Tidying Up

Are you ready for the 30 book challenge? If you haven’t seen it on social media yet, there’s a new meme making the rounds related to Marie Kondo and her Tidying Up show on Netflix. Apparently, she feels people ideally should have fewer ...

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The Speed of Publishing

Tenderiser said: ↑ But I disagree that parts of the process don’t need to be this long. Even if a print house had all the editors money could buy, it wouldn’t make good business sense to get a novel out the door in six months....

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...

20 Ways to Generate Article Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

Are you looking for new ways to generate fresh article ideas? Here are 20 you can accomplish in fewer than 20 minutes each. The old adage is true: Time is money. But for most freelancers, coming up with timely ideas that spur editors to ass...

How to Pitch a Picture Book: Secrets for Breaking Into a Growing but Competitive Market

ILLUSTRATONS © FOTOLIA.COM Want to know how to pitch a picture book? We’ve got you covered. Break into this competitive and growing market with the help of writing tips and inside observations from a leading literary agent. This article ...

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