As much as the publishing industry has changed throughout the years, one thing is constant: Marketing is vital to a book’s success.
Getting a contract with a traditional publishing house is possible, but it is going to take some work.
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?
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 author platform can be among the most important factors in determining whether or not your book gets published. But what exactly is it?
Do you know what literary agents are looking for? Or what will make them want to read your manuscript? Or what might turn them off?
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.
Whether you’re writing a snappy cover letter, traditional book proposal, or full-length manuscript to wow a literary agent or publisher, you need to steer clear of the biggest mistakes writers make in crafting their prose.
I recently met a writer who had begun submitting her first novel to literary agents and had a lot of questions: “Why did an agent tell me that I should work with an independent editor and then resubmit it? Why didn’t he offer to help me himself?” “Why do agents mail out form rejections instead…