Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books

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

iWriterly Video: Author Etiquette & Book Publishing Scams

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

Publishable: Episode 6 | Why All Authors Need Literary Agents

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

iWriterly Video: How Should You Publish Your Book? | Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, Indie Press, Vanity Press, & Hybrid Publishing

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

Writers Helping Writers Blog: How Should You Publish Your Book?

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?

iWriterly Video: How a Literary Agent or Editor Knows Your Book Isn’t Ready for Publication (YET)

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)