Although writers often confuse blurbs, reviews, and testimonials, there is a difference, especially in how they are acquired.
Whether or not to use a pseudonym is often a personal decision — although legal and safety issues can also come into play. Learn some of the pros and cons of pen names.
What’s the difference between these different front-matter sections? Here’s the lowdown.
I have three requirements for an off-site writing perch. These nine picks meet all three.
If you're a nonfiction author who does not yet have an agent, you can save time and energy by sending a query letter to potential agents.
Your office horror stories leave your family aghast and your friends in stitches. Everyone says you should write a book about it. Are they crazy, or should you give it a shot?
I happen to know the most perfect book title ever, but there's one problem: I didn't think it up myself, and the person who did is a friend. She won't let me use it because she believes she's going to write a book to go with it. Meanwhile, this perfect title sits in limbo while...
Publishers gamble on books all the time. As a ghostwriter, there's only one thing that haunts me. It's the specter of the bestseller. The authors with whom I work may not dare to say it out loud, but every one of them wonders, “Could my book be a bestseller?” To those who ask me point...