How to Reach More Readers with Ebook Preorders


Ebook preorders give you incremental advantage in the battle for reader eyeballs.

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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.

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.

Proposal Power: What Publishers Desire in a Proposal


"As resume writing is a path to a successful career, the publishing proposal is a gateway for being published, especially for fiction. Publishing proposal writing is a science and an art form. It must contain, at a minimum, one section each on: the author, a concise synopsis, a market analysis, a competitive analysis, promotional and marketing concepts, a chapter outline; and sample chapters. Explain how you are creating an author platform that will be increasingly valuable to that particular small publisher. If the publisher has some interest in your book, they will be more willing to finance its publication. And if the publisher believes that more of those high quality books in the same genre are on the way, they will be more likely to donate several thousand dollars to print your first book."