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
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
Do you want to publish your book traditionally? If you want your book published at one of the big publishing houses, then you’ll need a literary agent. Learn how to NOT get a literary agent in this iWriterly video. Topics discussed in this video: When to query a literary agent Word counts Age categories & … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How NOT to Get a Literary Agent
Are you struggling to decide how (or where) you should publish your book? If so, this iWriterly video is for you! We will cover the basics of the following book publishing paths: Traditional Publishing Self-Publishing Indie Presses (or Independent Presses) Vanity Presses Hybrid Publishing https://youtu.be/_iwo8-61hfs THIS VIDEO IS BASED ON MEG’S WRITERS HELPING … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How Should You Publish Your Book? | Traditional Publishing, Self-Publishing, Indie Press, Vanity Press, & Hybrid Publishing
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)
If you are writing a book, you may be wondering how long your book should be. In this episode of Publishable, a monthly YouTube show all about the ins and outs of the modern-day book publishing industry, including self-, traditional-, and hybrid publishing, we will discuss: Age categories, including picture books, middle grade (MG), young … Continue reading Publishable: Episode 4 | How Long Should Your Book Be?
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?
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)
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?