Interview with Author Nancy Christie


It’s so easy to sit in judgment or say that we would never make the choices that others have made that led them down that path of destruction but we don’t really know that for certain, do we? So rather than be afflicted with that most dangerous of all viruses—superiority—we should instead be compassionate. It’s that whole “there but for the grace of God…"

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Author Platform: Reaching Readers and Gaining a Competitive Advantage


"The author is the brand. Your job as the author is to build awareness of your brand, and to build, earn and deserve positive desire for your brand. Awareness plus desire create demand for your product. This is why platform will become more important than ever in 2014. "

25 Tips on How to Impress a Book Publisher by Cheryl Tardif


25 tips that will help you impress publishers and distinguish you and your work from the slush piles.

8 Unexpected Lessons From Working with a Literary Agent by Brian Klems


With self-publishing becoming more widely accepted and Amazon waging wars with publishers, more and more I get the sense from aspiring authors that they don’t think landing an agent means as much as it used to. ____________________________________________________________________________ Writers' Digest Guest post by Bethany Neal, who writes young-adult novels with a little dark side and a … Continue reading 8 Unexpected Lessons From Working with a Literary Agent by Brian Klems

WHEN SHOULD WE SELF-PUBLISH? WHY? WHY NOT?


To a novice fiction author, platform means everything.

5 Things Writers Should Ask Potential Agents by Brian Klems


Here’s a list of the five most crucial questions you should ask any agent before agreeing to join her client list.

Agent Queries and Publisher Proposals – Why You Should Use Links, Not Attachments


Contacting an agent or a publisher is not simple or free of risk. As your author platform constitutes everything positive about you as an author, the way you deliver that platform is absolutely critical. In essence, you have a few sentences to sell yourself.