iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

There are certain “publishers” or “presses” that you should NEVER publish your book with. But how can you identify a shady publisher? In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly talks about the difference between vanity presses and self-publishing service companies (also called SPSCs). Topics covered in this video: What is a vanity press? What is … Continue reading iWriterly Video: PUBLISHING SCAMS: Vanity Presses vs. Self-Publishing Service Companies (SPSC)

iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

Have you written a fantasy novel and you’re wondering if your story is as unique as you think? Or maybe you're wondering why literary agents haven't requested more pages. In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly breaks down 10 overdone fantasy tropes (that literary agents are tired of seeing).   https://youtu.be/d_tay0X7mFI     SOURCES REFERENCED … Continue reading iWriterly Video: 10 Overdone Fantasy Tropes (That Literary Agents Are Tired of Seeing)

iWriterly Video: How to Plan a Successful Book Launch | Ft. Jenna Moreci and Sacha Black

If you have a book coming out soon, you might be wondering how you can plan a book launch that engages your readers and sells books. Or perhaps you have launched books in the past and want to have a more successful launch for your next book. In this video, Meg LaTorre of iWriterly is … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Plan a Successful Book Launch | Ft. Jenna Moreci and Sacha Black

iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

How can self-published authors get their books into libraries in the US? In this iWriterly video, Meg LaTorre interviews a librarian from the Sparta Library to answer that very question. One super cool thing about this interview is that David Costa from the Sparta Library looks into the library's database to see what indie authors' … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Can Self-Published Authors Get Their Books Into Libraries in the US?

iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

One of the biggest newbie writer mistakes is thinking you’re the exception to the rule. Let’s talk about why that mindset could hurt your success as a writer. This video is broken into two sections: Thinking We Are the Exception to the Rule: Mindset Overview Unhealthy Writer Mindsets & Rules Writers Think They Don’t Have … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistake: You Are Not the Exception to the Rule

Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

What are publishing seasons and are they still relevant? In this episode of Publishable, we will discuss publishing seasons in traditional publishing and self-publishing.   Topics Covered in This Video What does the phrase "publishing seasons" refer to? What determines publishing seasons? How have audiobooks and e-books impacted publishing seasons (if at all)? How has … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 10 | BOOK PUBLISHING SEASONS in Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

Publishable: Episode 9 | How Much Money Do Authors Make?

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?

iWriterly Video: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist

Whether you’re self-publishing your very first book or you have a few books under your belt already, it’s important to have a roadmap to know where you’re going and where you hope to end up. In this video, Meg LaTorre will share a sneak-peek into her self-publishing journey, specifically creating a publishing checklist for self-publishing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK: Creating a Publishing Checklist

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