iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 7 Red Flags | PART 1

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

Publishable: Episode 8 | What They Don’t Tell You About Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing

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

Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends

In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly (a writer who formerly worked at a literary agency), Courtney Young (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) talk about how to write a … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 7 | HOW TO WRITE A STORY THAT SELLS: Writing to Market vs. Chasing Trends

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