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New Book: Writing, Publishing, Marketing

New Book: Writing, Publishing, Marketing

I am pleased to announce I have released my second work of non-fiction, Writing, Publishing, Marketing: a Different Guide to Navigating the World of Publishing in This Age of eBooks, Independence, and Social Media Promotions. Just so you know, the book is significantly longer than the title, and more informative. Here’s the blurb: For the writer new to publishing and the many options now available, author/editor Kathryn Lively offers an eclectic collection of articles designed to help you tighten manuscripts…

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Should You Sign That Book Contract? Part Two

Should You Sign That Book Contract? Part Two

In Part One of this short series, I touched on points that an author needs to examine before signing a book contract: rights and distribution. It is important to know for how long the publisher will hold hardcover, paperback, and digital rights to your work, and you should know how the publisher plans to sell your book. Not all houses utilize the resources that get books into chain stores or places like Wal-Mart, so it’s crucial to pay attention to…

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Should You Sign That Book Contract? Part One

Should You Sign That Book Contract? Part One

The first time I was offered a book contract, I left footprints on the ceiling after my happy dance. After years of writing and polishing my novel, and another year of rejections and situations where I came close but left disappointed, I finally had papers in my hand certifying that somebody wanted to publish my book. Considering this momentous occasion, I took more than a day studying each paragraph and wrapping my head around the legalese before making my decision….

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