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Writing a Book Proposal for a Publishing Contract
For Traditional Publishing Houses As a soon-to-be published writer, you’re passionate about your book and now is the time to make others passionate about it too. Whether you are working with an agent or pitching directly to publishing houses, the best way to successfully catch attention is to write a winning book proposal. Here, you’ll […]
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Publishing: The Process for Traditional and Independent Publishing
The publishing process is lengthy and mutli-faceted, but by isolating the key steps, you can better prepare to become a published author. Traditional and independent publishing approaches the publishing process differently, and authors should be familiar with the responsibilities for each before deciding which to pursue.  For information, go to our blog about traditional vs […]
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Literary Agent with Author
If you’re a first time-author, you may be unsure of how to approach the publishing stage. There’s the question of traditional versus independent (“self”) publishing, and just as important, the question of whether or not to hire a literary agent. Literary agents can represent new and already-published authors, though on an individual level, some agents […]
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Elevator Pitch for Authors
30 Seconds to Make the Sale Every new venture requires an elevator pitch, one that’s a catchy and compact “sale.” This pitch is designed to describe your book, demonstrate a market need for it, and explain why you are the person to write it, all covered in a brief statement. Whether you’re speaking with a […]
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SEO, Search Optimization
The Basics Unless you’re already producing online content, chances are you’re clueless on what SEO even stands for. SEO is “Search Engine Optimization,” and when intentionally engaged, you can use SEO tactics to make your content easier to find and accessible to a large audience. SEO helps your content reach targeted traffic and improve your […]
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Style Guides and References
Style Guides Whether you’re a writer or a respected professional in another field, you’re not expected to be a grammar and citation expert as well. There are simply too many rules to remember—that’s what style guides are for. A style guide is a thorough review of grammar, punctuation, citation, and spellings for different disciplines. These […]
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The Basics of Editing
Editing is a far more intricate process than most people know. The word “editing” often elicits thoughts of grammar, punctuation, and numerous revisions for technical perfection.While these are an important part of editing, they don’t encompass the entire process. The three main editing stages include: Developmental editing Copy editing (also known as line editing) Proofreading […]
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Man holding a book in his hands.
A hardback book is more about the author’s own ego than anything else. It’s the most “official”-looking format of a book that you can get, but there are very few readers who exclusively read hardback books. If someone prefers a physical copy, they’ll typically buy the cheaper and lighter paperback option. Hardbacks are more challenging […]
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