Have you self-published a novel you had originally intended to send to literary agents (to see how it did)? Or, did you self-publish a novel, decide that publishing path wasn’t for you, and now want to send that book to literary agents? Let’s talk about why sending previously self-published books to literary agents (or publishers) … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books
Unfortunately, there are many scammers in this world, and the book publishing and writing communities are no exception. Learn how to avoid publishing scams as well as author etiquette tips in this iWriterly video. Topics we discuss: Book publishing/writing community scams Online professionalism Book & series titles Author pen names Copyright / trademarks (#CockyGate) ARCs … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Author Etiquette & Book Publishing Scams
Did you know self-published authors can benefit from having a literary agent? In this episode of Publishable, learn why authors looking to publish traditionally and self-publish can BOTH benefit from working with a literary agent. Topics covered in this video: What is the role of a literary agent for authors who want to be traditionally … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 6 | Why All Authors Need Literary Agents
Are you struggling to decide how (or where) you should publish your book? If so, this iWriterly video is for you! We will cover the basics of the following book publishing paths: Traditional Publishing Self-Publishing Indie Presses (or Independent Presses) Vanity Presses Hybrid Publishing https://youtu.be/_iwo8-61hfs THIS VIDEO IS BASED ON MEG’S WRITERS HELPING … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Should You Publish Your Book? | Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, Indie Press, Vanity Press, & Hybrid Publishing
This is for all of the aspiring authors out there. If you’re looking to write a book and you need a kick in the rump to get your butt in gear, then stick around for Meg LaTorre's list of tough-love writing advice. https://youtu.be/7N5ZFixH8GM *DISCLAIMER: While Meg is dishing out some serious truths, each … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Tough-Love Writing Advice (For Aspiring Authors)
Have you written a book and don’t know why readers aren’t loving it as much as you thought they would? Whether your intended readers are industry pros, such as literary agents or editors, or you have a published book, you may be wondering why you aren’t getting the reader reaction you’d been hoping for on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Readers Stop Reading
Have you written a book and you’re not sure if it’s ready either to be sent to a literary agent or to self-publish? In today’s video, we will discuss the steps you need to hit when editing your book and how to tell when it’s done. This video is broken into the following sections: Steps … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Do You Know Your Book is Done (Being Edited)?
Are you querying literary agents and hoping to traditionally publish? Or do you already have an agent, are on submission, and are hoping a publishing house will pick up your book? In today’s video, we will discuss the 24 reasons why industry pros may be passing on your book. This is not an exhaustive list … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Books Are Rejected (By Literary Agents & Editors)
Traditional, Self, Indie, Vanity, & Hybrid Publishing Do you aspire to write a book and be an author one day? If so, you are not alone. According to Joseph Epstein, author, essayist, short-story writer, and editor, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them.” However, not every single person with the … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?
IS YOUR BOOK READY TO PUBLISH OR QUERY? Have you written a manuscript, but you’re not sure if it’s ready for the query trenches? Or maybe you have queried literary agents and you have yet to receive a partial or full request on your manuscript. Or have you self-published a novel and aren’t getting the … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)