Hybrid publishing is a terrific alternative publishing path for some authors — as long as you do your homework.
Photo by Designnn.co on Unsplash Being a book writer is so much more than the mere act of writing. It can also involve marketing, creating and maintaining relationships with agents and publishers, spending time on building your author platform (including social media), and keeping up with the publishing industry. In today's pandemic world, this has become...
It can be difficult for authors to stand out in today's crowded market. What can you do to reach as many readers as possible?
Whether you choose traditional or self-publishing, you must stay on top of the latest developments if you want your work to reach readers.
Independent publishing has been around for as long as publishing itself, but what is new about it is how it is flourishing. Today the question of what to do with your manuscript is “context dependent,” meaning that the right path will vary depending on the book, the audience, and the year.
The following articles provide information that will help authors no matter what they are writing.
Readers are picking up new habits, fast. And those among us who are digital immigrants (who came of age pre-Internet, as opposed to digital natives, who grew up with this) are surprising even ourselves.
You want and need the best information possible so you can engage the right agents, write compelling books to your target audience, and sell a lot of those books.
Where do you get the latest information on what agents are looking for and tips about what you can do to make you and your book more valuable and valued? The following websites, blogs, and newsletters should be a good start.
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...