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  • And Now for Book Two: How to Write the Second Book in a Series

    There are a few ways a Book II is different from Books I, III and beyond. While no series is the same, many follow a set of suggestions that help Book II stand out.
  • 2021 Writers' Conferences

    We’ve compiled a list of 2021 writers’ conferences in the United States to help you find one that fits your needs.
  • How to Write a Query Letter Part 2: Crafting

    Here’s how to write your query letter for the best chance of grabbing an agent’s attention.
  • How to Write a Query Letter Part 1: Research

    Research is paramount before you tackle the first draft of your query letter.
  • Traditional Publishing in a Nutshell

    There are numerous routes a new author can take to get their work out into the world, but for many, traditional publishing is the ultimate dream.
  • 10 Literary Agents Seeking True Crime

    10 literary agents actively seeking true crime stories. Plus typical query response rate, recent deals and other genres accepted.
  • Think Like a Publisher to Get Published

     
    If you're an author interested in self-publishing, you have to think the way a publisher thinks. The number one focus for any publisher is profit. Before you even start the writing, you have to ask yourself if the idea is marketable. Once you f...
  • Finding and Building a Healthy Author-Agent Relationship

    What most people mistakenly assume about hiring a literary (book) agent, is that they won't have to do anything at all to promote their book once the agent is hired. Completely untrue.
    Let's look at the kinds of circumstances when you would or would...
  • Self-Publishing – Is it for you?

    If you have done any research into self-publishing at all and haven't run screaming for the hills, you're in a great place to start learning the process – if not for your own use, at least so that you're aware of what needs to happen for a book t...
  • Publishing Your Book - Individual v. Industrial

    The question of whether to use a traditional publishing house or one of the many self-publishing options currently available is fuel for an ongoing, though relatively new, debate. Each has the desired outcome for the author of a published book, and yet...

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