Deciding Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Deciding Between Traditional and Self-Publishing It’s rare for me to post anything strictly promotional here on my blog, but today is a special day for me. My first self-published e-book is now available on Amazon! Here’s the info:   How Do I Decide? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing   There is plenty of information available on both traditional and self-publishing. But how do you decide between the two? How Do I Decide? is a concise, definitive resource that will guide you through the decision, allowing you to ignore the noise and hype and focus on the right path for YOU. This is a fair and balanced approach that avoids favoring one choice over the other—and instead shows you how to determine which best fits your own situation. About 50 pages jammed full of insider information, How Do I Decide? gives...

Announcing My E-Book Series

Announcing My E-Book Series In response to numerous requests over the last few years, I’m excited to finally announce my first series of e-books: “A Field Guide For Authors” I’m starting with four titles, which I’ll roll out in November and December: * * *   Taking a cue from the inimitable Michael Hyatt, I’m forming an official Field Guide Launch Team of 100 people to help me get the word out about the books. Members of the Launch Team will receive the following benefits: Free copies of any two of my e-books Membership in a private Facebook group for me and my launch team A listing on this blog that includes your brief bio and a link to your blog or website My undying gratitude! Membership on the Launch Team means you agree to: Help spread the word via all means of...

Guest Bloggers Apply Here

Guest Bloggers Apply Here Do you have something to say? Something inspiring… insightful… helpful… brilliant? Want to be a guest blogger? I am taking auditions for guest posts from YOU, my faithful blog readers. I need a handful of guest posts that I’ll use throughout the summer. My blog is getting over 60,000 visitors per month (100,000 page views) so it’s not bad exposure for you. If you’re interested, be sure to look over previous guest posts (you can access them by clicking on Guest Bloggers here or under “Find Posts by Subject”). Note their relevance to writers and the high quality of the writing. Here’s how it will work: → In the comments to THIS POST, pitch me your guest post idea. → Do NOT email me your pitch. → Do NOT write your whole post. →...

Welcome to 2012

Welcome to 2012 Good morning and happy new year! I hope everyone had a good holiday season and I trust you’re ready for good things in 2012. (Either that, or preparing for the end of the world on December 21st.) The new year brings a change for me. I’m continuing as a literary agent, and continuing my blog, but I’m switching agencies. Effective today, I’m an agent with Books & Such Literary Agency. Books & Such was founded by Janet Kobobel Grant, who continues as president of the company and represents a full roster of clients. Literary agent Wendy Lawton is vice president, and there are two other agents, Rachel Kent and Mary Keeley, so as I join the company, there are now five agents. People may wonder why I decided to switch agencies. As you can imagine, the change involved intense...

Terrific New Blog for Writers!

Terrific New Blog for Writers! I have the most amazing clients. This group of authors amazes me on a daily basis – not only with their writing, but with their marketing savvy, their commitment to excellence, their engagement with social media, and the way they network with one another and make our agency feel kind of like a family. So this latest thing they’ve done doesn’t surprise me – but I have to say, it’s pretty amazing. Introducing the…     I think it’s so great that a group of authors represented by a single literary agency has banded together to create a blog. A blog where they hope to create community with other writers. Where they’ll share  tips and tricks of the trade. Where they’ll be reporting live from the publishing trenches. This is your...

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