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Dystopian Novel, query letter.

Hi everyone! I’m so exicted to become part of this wonderful online community.I’d really appreciate it if anyone could give me some feedback on this query letter. You may be totally honest! In fact, please be! Thanks in advance,...

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...

Thinking Outside the Books: Write Your Query Letter First

By the time I’d sent out my fifth book to agents and hadn’t heard so much as a peep from them, I’d had enough. The thought of pouring another year of my life into a book just to get another round of radio silence was too depressing. N...

When Personal Isn’t Good Enough: Just Keep The Rejection Letters Coming

“… too upmarket for the kinds of African-American fiction we have been publishing successfully…” “…what sells for us right now is the hard-hitting Sister Souljah type material with a street lit feel to it.” I received these em...

5 Tips for Better Book Cover Typography

Contributed by Reedsy. A book’s cover is a key marketing tool, reflecting the contents of the book. As you might guess, the typeface of your book title and other cover text (the style and appearance on the page) are just as important. Fir...

Need Blog Post Ideas? Edublogs Has You Covered

For many people the biggest challenge in maintaining a blog has nothing to do with the technical aspects. It’s coming up with ideas for blog posts that often proves to be the biggest challenge to keeping a blog going. This is true whe...

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Query Letter – Novel Synopsis – 1st time – feedback requested

Ok gang, I am new to this- I have written two books and the second, I think I want give it a go. It is a supernatural thriller. Is this a decent synopsis for the letter? Terrible? Is it compelling? Thank you so much in advance! Query Letter...

The Three Types of Book Cover Design Every Author Should Know

by Yvonne S at Reedsy One of the great pleasures of browsing bookstores involves admiring the artwork — the cover designs on display, to be more specific. In the current era, the publishing industry is producing beautiful covers as diver...

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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...

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