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)
Whether you are intending to traditionally or self-publish, learn how to market your book effectively, when to get started, where to invest your money and time, and the dos and don't of marketing in this two-part series all about marketing your novel. In this Publishable episode, we will discuss the following: Marketing strategies for during … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 3 | How to Market Your Book (Part 2)
Querying writers have quite a few hurdles to jump through to secure literary representation. For those of you who don’t know what a query is or what I mean by literary representation, let’s go over a few of the basics to start. There are a few ways to publish a book, one of those being … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Querying Writers Shouldn’t Write Sequels
Join Meg LaTorre as she celebrates hitting 3,000 YouTube subscribers with wine and a live event. In this livestream, she will answer your questions about: Publishing insiders Querying Writing tips Weird facts about Meg And more! https://youtu.be/i3OXx52tZLU
Whether you are or are intending to traditionally or self-publish, learn how to effectively market your book, when to get started, where to invest your money and time, and the dos and don’t of marketing in this two-part series all about marketing your novel. In this Publishable episode, we will discuss the following: When to … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 2 | How to Market Your Book (Part 1)
I’m about to say something controversial. Are you ready? Freelance book editors aren’t necessary to get published. I know, crazy right? And coming from a freelance book editor, no less. Here’s the thing: Editors can be helpful in getting a manuscript ready for publication. Think about it—at some point, all writers are new to this … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape
It’s been said that literary agents are the gatekeepers to the (traditional) publishing industry. Every year agents receive thousands of submissions in their respective query boxes—both unsolicited and solicited. Many agents also work full-time jobs separate from their work at an agency. Needless to say, they are incredibly busy people. As a result, the unsolicited … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile
How do you decide which publishing path is best for you, traditional or self-publishing? In this Publishable episode, we will discuss: The misconceptions of traditional and self-publishing Reasons writers might elect to either traditionally- or self-publish The pros and cons of traditional/self-publishing For self-publishing, what authors must oversee in the publication of their book For … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 1 | Traditional vs. Self-Publishing: Which is Best For You?