Publishing Tips

How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

How to Get Your Book Published – Advice From Publishing Pros

Written by on April 11, 2013 in Literary Agents, Publishing Tips, Writing Tips with 5 Comments

These tips for getting published are from a panel of writers, literary agents, and editors who answered questions from a roomful of eager writers at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference (phew – how’s that for a run-on sentence!). Before the tips, a quip: “If the doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I […]

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When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

When Your Publishing Contract is Cancelled – How to Save Your Writing Career

Written by on December 6, 2012 in Publishing Tips, Writing Jobs and Careers with 17 Comments

As a writer, it’s devastating to discover your publisher wants to cancel your contract. In my case, I no longer wanted to work with my publisher. “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.” ~Charles Caleb Colton. […]

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How to Get Your Poetry Published – 5 Tips for Poets

How to Get Your Poetry Published – 5 Tips for Poets

Written by on December 5, 2011 in Fiction Writing, Publishing Tips with 7 Comments

These tips on getting your poetry into magazines, anthologies, or your own book of poems are from John C. Goodman. Not only has he published two collections of poetry, he wrote a non-fiction book called Poetry: Tools & Techniques. Here, Goodman describes the chances of getting your poetry published, and offers tips on breaking into the poetry […]

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How to Increase Writing Confidence – Grow the Skin of a Rhino

How to Increase Writing Confidence – Grow the Skin of a Rhino

What’s so great about the skin of a rhino? Toughness! These tips on increasing your writing confidence will help you toughen up and soldier through the moments of despair all writers face. Before the tips, a quip: “The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And […]

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Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

Waiting for Publishers and Editors to Decide Your Writing Fate?

What do you do while waiting for editors and publishers to decide on your writing fate? Don’t just sit there! Check out these five ways to keep your motivation and hopes high, because it can take forever to see things happen… “It took a year for my agent, Christopher, to find a publisher,” said J.K. […]

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How to Write a Query Letter to Publishers – Fiction Manuscript

How to Write a Query Letter to Publishers – Fiction Manuscript

Written by on May 16, 2011 in Fiction Writers, Literary Agents, Publishing Tips with 5 Comments

My writer friend sent this query letter to ten publishers, and all ten asked to see his fiction manuscript. You can’t beat a 100% return rate! Why did every publisher ask to see his book? Because the author told an interesting story in an entertaining way. Here’s how one famous writer describes it: “I have been […]

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How to Get Published When You Don’t Know What Book to Write

How to Get Published When You Don’t Know What Book to Write

Written by on April 8, 2011 in Books, Publishing Tips with 0 Comments

Fascinating! Here’s how to get published even when you don’t know what type of book to write, you have no book ideas, and you can’t write a book proposal. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Here are the benefits of — and tips for — writing for a company known as Book Packagers, […]

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6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

These tips for promoting your book are free – but they still require effort! The right marketing tips will help you avoid paying money to PR companies and publicists – and these tips are for authors who have more time than money. Before the tips, a quip: “Success isn’t always an immediate change.” ~ Dirk […]

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Promoting a Book – Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Promoting a Book – Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Even before you get published, you need to start promoting your book! Should you hire a book promotion company? These five tips will help you answer these questions: What is the best book marketing service for me? Which promotion companies should I contact? How much will it cost to market and advertise my book? How can […]

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Need Writing Experience? How to Get Clips and Get Published

Need Writing Experience? How to Get Clips and Get Published

Knowing how to get clips and get published is easier than you think! If you need writing experience, you can relax into the knowledge that you can be a successful writer – even if you’ve never had anything published. With these tips, you’ll soon have published work samples, called clips, which you can use to […]

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