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How to Create a Buzz About Your New eBook

How to Create a Buzz About Your New eBook

If there is anything I have learned in my many years of professional writing, it’s that a writer must also take the time to work as a marketer – even if he/she has hired a PR firm to handle book promotion. It doesn’t matter if your book has been out for ten years or won’t be out for another ten months, devoting even a few minutes to tell somebody about your work can do wonders for your career. With eBook…

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What Publishers Look For in a Query Letter

What Publishers Look For in a Query Letter

Having worked for several years as an acquisitions editor for a small press, I believe I have seen a few thousand, if not more, queries come into my e-mail inbox. That said, I am sure I have seen many examples of how not to write a query, as well as the rare few that inspired me to open the accompanying manuscript. If you are serious about submitting a book to a publisher or agent, and having said industry expert offer…

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Breaking Down Publisher Guidelines – What a Writer Needs to Know

Breaking Down Publisher Guidelines – What a Writer Needs to Know

As November is designated as National Novel Writing Month, I thought this would be a good time to go over with aspiring authors some things to look for when researching publishers. Popular opinion will vary on whether or not one should submit a “NaNo” novel to a publisher – critics tend to suggest that writers who participate in NaNoWriMo will write the book in November and start the agent/publisher search the very next month. I say, if you believe in…

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