How to Prepare for Your First Conversation with a Book Editor

After authors get their first email from a book publisher to schedule a call about their proposed book, they do a big happy dance! Their next...

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Keep a Book Writing Log to Build Momentum

As with many dreams, the plan proves NOT to be the problem in writing a book. Even when you don’t feel like writing. Or I should say, ESPECIALLY...

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3 Killer Traits Necessary for Long-Term Success as a Book Author

“How have you written so many books?” “Is writing hard?” Those two questions pop up frequently when I’m meeting someone for the first...

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How to Choose the Best PR Firm to Promote Your Book

As an author, sooner or later you’ll be evaluating what a PR firm can do for you in launching your book and helping with ongoing promotion. Notice...

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How to Tell a Hybrid Publisher from a Major Publisher

With major publishers adding new imprints so frequently, staying up to date with “Who’s on first?” can be a challenge. For example, currently...

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4 Tips to Make Book Writing Faster and Easier

Good writing is rewriting. I’ve not put quotation marks around that comment because it would be difficult to attribute it to only one author. So...

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