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)
Elliot Brooks, indie author of Peace and Turmoil (book one of The Dark Shores series) and a BookTuber/AuthorTuber, joins iWriterly for an author interview. Meg LaTorre asks Elle questions about: Her decision to self publish The publishing process Selecting and working with a freelance editor Formatting, cover design, character art, choosing titles, and more Author … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Author Interview: Elliot Brooks – Peace and Turmoil
In this iWriterly video, we have an extra special surprise in store for you guys. In addition to our regular writing update, you will also get to see Meg get her very first writer tattoo. https://youtu.be/ctRXREwqk0E LINKS REFERENCED IN THE VIDEO Learn more about Publishable iWriterly Video: Why Writers Need Critique Partners and … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Writing Update: Episode 2 | AuthorTube Tattoo Vlog
I’m about to say something controversial. Are you ready? Freelance book editors aren’t necessary to get published. I know, crazy right? And coming from a freelance book editor, no less. Here’s the thing: Editors can be helpful in getting a manuscript ready for publication. Think about it—at some point, all writers are new to this … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: How Freelance Developmental Editors Fit into Today’s Publishing Landscape
It’s been said that literary agents are the gatekeepers to the (traditional) publishing industry. Every year agents receive thousands of submissions in their respective query boxes—both unsolicited and solicited. Many agents also work full-time jobs separate from their work at an agency. Needless to say, they are incredibly busy people. As a result, the unsolicited … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: 10 Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile
As many of you know, book publishing industry professionals and readers alike have openly expressed their dislike of prologues. Let’s lay a quick foundation. Prologues aren’t inherently evil or indicative of poor writing. Prologues can—and have been—executed with skill. But are they necessary? That, in my opinion, is the biggest question—not “should I write a prologue” … Continue reading Writer’s Digest Blog: The Great Debate: To Prologue or Not to Prologue?
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?
Heya, book nerds! Today, I'm helping authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi launch their new book, The Emotion Thesaurus (Second Edition)! You might know about The Emotion Thesaurus or even have it on your shelf. But chances are, you may not have known a second edition was in the works. Becca and Angela decided to … Continue reading The Emotion Thesaurus (Second Edition) Hits the Shelves
HEYA, BOOK NERDS! On Friday, February 15, 2019, I participated in Revise and Resub’s #10queries event on Twitter along with a fabulous team of freelance editors. Writers had the chance to submit their queries and first five pages into a drawing. Ten submissions were randomly selected for each editor, which were critiqued through the #10queries event on … Continue reading Twitter Event Recap: #RevPit #10queries, February 2019
The iWriterly team answers YOUR questions in this special Valentine's Day Q&A—from each other's weirdest quirks to how many characters can Kevin name from Meg's manuscripts. Questions How did you guys meet? What’s your partner’s weirdest/funniest quirk? What physical traits did you each give your child? What's your favorite adventure you’ve been on together? … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Valentine’s Day 2019 Q&A