On January 1st, how many of you said that this was the year you were going to write a novel? If your goal is to write a book in 2020, then congratulations! You simply setting that goal is a huge first step, and we can’t wait for you to send us your book for publication consideration. But we also want to remind you that writing is hard. Really freaking hard. We aren’t trying to discourage you, but we are trying to keep it real because we understand how life often gets in the way of our best intentions.Read More
Romance writing has long been celebrated for giving women a voice in literature. Yet, the genre is failing to do more, including show a range of body types.Read More
Rejection taught me to keep going and try something new. Publishing is all about persevering and trying new things when the old ones fail.
When most people imagine dramatic courtroom scenes, the topic at hand is usually a gruesome murder, a salacious affair, or the conclusion to an exciting whudonit. Less imagined is the intricacies of copyright issues, a topic only a lawyer could love. Now I have to confess, as someone for whom law school was once a…Read More
Although there are no hard numbers on how social media impacts book sales, it is an incredibly powerful tool for promotion and recognition. However, leveraging social media can be a daunting task. We’re here to break down the basics and help you take that first step in building your online brand.Read More
Metadata is the backbone of the publishing industry and is the key to book sales in today’s market. It is important for every author, commercially published and self-published alike, to understand how metadata works, why it’s important, and how to best utilize it to their advantage.Read More
Establishing and maintaining good relationships with booksellers is an important factor in the success of a book, especially for authors who are still finding their footing. A good librarian or bookseller who knows you and believes in you might take the time to put your book on a recommended list, or point it out to a customer who doesn’t have a title in mind.Read More
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
Ghostwriters have become an integral part of the publishing industry, especially in the romance genre. Often receiving hate from the very industry that relies on them, one has to wonder if it is deserved.Read More
Literary agents are vital to the publishing industry, though it isn’t always clear who they are, what they do, or how to find the best one for you and your work.Read More