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

iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages, Ft. Megan Manzano

Literary agent Megan Manzano joins Meg LaTorre of iWriterly for a first pages critique video. Want to get feedback on the first page of your manuscript? Look no further! iWriterly is launching first page critiques, which will be hosted on the iWriterly YouTube channel. Literary agent Megan Manzano will join Meg LaTorre on iWriterly on … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agent Critiques First Pages, Ft. Megan Manzano

iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

Who should give writing advice? Moreover, should individuals have certain (or any) qualifications to give writing advice? We are going to get into that today.   THIS VIDEO IS BROKEN DOWN INTO FOUR SECTIONS: Universal writing advice vs. writing advice from experience Author platform: What should you talk about if you are unpublished? Should only … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Who Should Give Writing Advice?

iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

Let’s talk about why I chose to self-publish my debut novel, an adult space opera.   TOPICS COVERED IN THIS VIDEO: Self-publishing Traditional publishing Hybrid publishing Doing your research Deciding when your writing is ready Writing a series Publishing timelines Hands-on publishing experience Money in book publishing Author platform Self-publishing platforms and aggregators Being your … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Why I Chose to Self-Publish My Debut Novel (an Adult Space Opera)

iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

Let’s talk about the pros and cons of traditional publishing, which typically includes getting a literary agent and then a publishing deal at a publishing house.   Topics covered in this video: Publishing costs: Who pays? The business side of publishing Book quality Validation and perceived legitimacy Literary agents Advances (earning out) Royalties Book marketing … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Pros & Cons of Traditional Publishing

iWriterly Video: How to Navigate Publishing Contracts & Writing on Deadline | Interview With Science Fiction Author Michael Mammay

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

iWriterly Video: Why Literary Agents & Editors REJECT a Book After the FIRST PAGE: 14 Red Flags | PART 2

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

iWriterly Video: Common New Writer Mistakes: 13 Writing Mistakes to Avoid!

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!