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
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
New writers often make the same mistakes. In this video, we will talk about 13 mistakes newbie writers make—and how you can avoid them. Topics discussed in this video (in no particular order): Tropes vs. cliches Showing vs. telling Flowery writing Wordy writing POVs Stakes & conflict in stories Mimicking a writing style from a … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistakes: 13 Writing Mistakes to Avoid!
Learn the seven 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. In this video, Meg LaTorre … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags | PART 1
We all want a personalized response from a literary agent. But most times, after a writer sends a query letter, they receive a form rejection or no response at all. Let’s talk about why that is. In this video, we discuss: What is a literary agent? What is a query letter? How to submit to … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents Don’t Respond to Your Query Letter
In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a writer who formerly worked at a literary agency), Courtney (a self-published author who writes under the pen names Lyra Parish and is one-half of the USA TODAY Bestselling duo Kennedy Fox), and Kaitlyn Johnson (a literary agent and developmental editor) answer two questions: What are some of … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 8 | What They Don’t Tell You About Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing
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 iWriterly Video: Don’t Query Self-Published Books