Writing a novel is flipping difficult. It often takes years to complete your first novel (and even more years after that to write a good one). You heard that right — writers’ first books are usually a hot mess. That is because, as untested authors, we don’t yet know how to write a book. On … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Improve Your Novel Writing: 11 Tips For Newbies
Who should give writing advice? Moreover, should individuals have certain (or any) qualifications to give writing advice? We are going to get into that today. THIS VIDEO IS BROKEN DOWN INTO FOUR SECTIONS: Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished? Should only … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?
Let’s talk about why I chose to self-publish my debut novel, an adult space opera. TOPICS COVERED IN THIS VIDEO: Self-publishing Traditional publishing Hybrid publishing Doing your research Deciding when your writing is ready Writing a series Publishing timelines Hands-on publishing experience Money in book publishing Author platform Self-publishing platforms and aggregators Being your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)
Let’s talk about the pros and cons of traditional publishing, which typically includes getting a literary agent and then a publishing deal at a publishing house. Topics covered in this video: Publishing costs: Who pays? The business side of publishing Book quality Validation and perceived legitimacy Literary agents Advances (earning out) Royalties Book marketing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing
So, you’re thinking about self-publishing your book? That’s great! But have you considered all of the pros and cons of self-publishing? Watch this iWriterly video with Meg LaTorre to determine whether or not this publishing path may be right for you and your book. THIS IS THE FIRST VIDEO IN A THREE-PART SERIES: Pros … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing
INDIE AUTHOR M. L. TISHNER JOINS iWRITERLY FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ABOUT THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT BOOK, THE GOD QUEEN.Title: THE GOD QUEEN Author: M. L. Tishner Pub. Date: October 2019 Publisher: Self Pages: 432 Age Category & Genre: New Adult (NA) Space Opera Find it: Barnes and Noble , Amazon, Kobo, Apple Store, Indigo … Continue reading Author Interview: THE GOD QUEEN By M. L. Tishner
Are you curious about how much money authors make in 2019? Join our three co-hosts for a special episode all about how much traditionally-published and self-published authors (can) make as well as some overarching discussions of money and how to make a living in book publishing. https://youtu.be/YqSNYyrpVRo SOURCES REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO: The … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 9 | How Much Money Do Authors Make?
Jenna Moreci, indie author of THE SAVIOR’S CHAMPION and EVE: THE AWAKENING and YouTube sensation, interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly about querying literary agents. Questions discussed in the interview: What exactly is a literary agent, and how did you get into that line of work? How do writers typically find and engage with literary … Continue reading Jenna Moreci Interviews Meg LaTorre of iWriterly About How to Query Literary Agents
Contracts in traditional book publishing are tricky. Meg LaTorre is joined by traditionally published author Michael Mammay, who shares inside looks into how he’s navigated publishing contracts and writing on deadline. Topics covered in the video: Do authors who have published before have any more leeway in negotiating the contract? How did the sales of … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & Writing on Deadline | Interview With Science Fiction Author Michael Mammay
LEARN FOURTEEN more RED FLAGS IN EDITING AND HOW INDUSTRY PROS KNOW A BOOK ISN’T READY FOR PUBLICATION. Most literary agents know after the first page (or first few pages) if a manuscript is ready or if the writer needs more time to polish their writing and hone their craft. WATCH PART ONE: Why Literary … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2