June 5, 2019
Which Publishing Option Is Right for You: Traditional, Indie, Hybrid, Partner, or Self?

originally posted 2015 Are you writing a book but aren't sure which publishing option is right for you? There are many options: traditional, indie, hybrid (sometimes called partner), and self-publishing. This article is designed to help you identify which one fits your needs and goals. I’ll provide a brief overview of each option’s business model, […]

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August 10, 2018
Quick-Reference Publishing Stats You Need to Know!

I often tell excited prospective clients and workshop participants that my superpower is being a buzz kill. This usually gets a laugh, but I'm only half joking. The competition for shelf space and reader attention is fierce. The reality is that most books aren't commercially viable. I could focus on the positive and blow smoke and […]

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January 10, 2018
The 4 Phases of a Book Project

Too often authors approach me about developmental editing after having their manuscript copy and line edited. More than once I've been approached by an author after their book has been laid out. And once, an author had gone so far as uploading the document to Amazon before seeking any professional guidance. It's disheartening to have […]

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May 5, 2015
Which Publishing Option Is Right for You: Traditional, Indie, or Self?

Are you writing a book but aren't sure which publishing option is right for you? There are many options: traditional, indie, hybrid (sometimes called partner), and self-publishing. This article is designed to help you identify which one fits your needs and goals. I’ll provide a brief overview of each option’s business model, pros and cons, […]

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February 4, 2015
Why You Should Participate in a Twitter Pitch Event

If you are an author who aspires to have your book published by any means other than self-publishing, you absolutely should participate in Twitter pitch events because literary agents and acquisition editors are participating. If you’re an author in the making and don’t have a book to publish yet, you absolutely should not participate in […]

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