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5 Thoughts on How to Use Place to Move Your Story Forward

Author Jane Bernstein shares five thoughts on how to use place to move your story forward by showing how setting affects characters and characters affect setting. So much rich material begins and evolves in the place where a story is set, a...

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 ...

Four Tips for Indie Authors on Planning a Successful Book Tour

Book tours are a wonderful way to connect with readers. Indie author John Peragine shares his experience planning his latest book tour for his book Iowa Wine. It was one of the hottest days in July when I walked into the small indie booksto...

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...

2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference Pitch Slam Agents

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry, and more than 50 literary agents and editors will be listening to pitches at the 2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference as part of its popular Pitch Slam program. Here are a few ...

Nonfiction Literary Agents Open to Submissions

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find nonfiction literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly. Literary agents are important decision makers in the publishing process for author...

Middle Grade Literary Agents Open to Submissions

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find middle grade literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly. Literary agents are important decision makers in the publishing process for auth...

Young Adult Literary Agents Open to Submissions

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry. Find young adult literary agents open to submissions in this post. List will be updated regularly. Literary agents are important decision makers in the publishing process for autho...

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How many readers do you have?

How do you find out how many readers you have? I imagine with books, you know my sales when your check comes in, but how would you find out your sales before you’ve earned back your advance? Is this something you can ask you publisher...

19th Annual WD Short Short Story Competition Winner: Hari Om Senior Center by Reena Shah

Congratulations to Reena Shah, winner of the 19th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition! Her flash fiction piece, “Hari Om Senior Center,” bested over 3,500 other entries to win the prize, which includes $3,000 in cash,...

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