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Posts about “Publishing”

Three Steps for Selling Your Next Book by Rachel Werner

Posted Mon, 9/23/2019 - 9:33am by  |  Category: , , ,

How do you want the reader to be changed by the words you’ve written? We all know too well that what motivates one person to keep turning pages could equally trigger another to shut a book forever. Which is why…

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9 Literary Agent Red Flags by Peter Mountford

Posted Fri, 5/31/2019 - 10:09am by  |  Category: ,

This Sunday, June 2, 2019, Peter Mountford, Karen Finneyfrock, and Theo Nestor will teach an all-day Publishing Intensive. This course will give students a comprehensive overview of the publishing business, from finding an agent to seeing your book arrive in the…

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Things to Consider When Searching for a Literary Agent by Joe Ponepinto

Posted Thu, 5/02/2019 - 9:32am by  |  Category: ,

I’ve been querying agents for a few years now, and although I’ve come close to being signed, I still don’t have one. But in that time I’ve learned quite a bit about approaching and communicating with agents, enough so that…

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“Writing Saved Me”: An Exclusive Q&A with Andre Dubus III

Posted Wed, 3/13/2019 - 10:00am by  |  Category: , , , ,

Andre Dubus III is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller House of Sand and Fog, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and was adapted into the Academy-Award nominated film. His other books…

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How to Start Budgeting for Your Self-Published Book

Posted Thu, 5/24/2018 - 4:00pm by  |  Category: ,

My second novel, The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 2: 2004–2016, publishes this week. Or, if you want to be more accurate, self-publishes this week. I elected to self-publish both volumes of The Biographies of Ordinary People (a Millennial-era Little…

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Six Ways Writers Can Help Their Publicists by Michelle Bonanno Triant

Posted Tue, 5/08/2018 - 10:32am by  |  Category: ,

Writers always want to know what they can do to help facilitate publicity efforts for their books, especially during that unbearable wait between the last pen stroke and publication date. First, it’s important to get into the mindset of a…

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Classy Talk with Alice Acheson: Boot Camp for Writers’ Conferences

Posted Fri, 10/21/2016 - 7:00am by  |  Category: , ,

You’ve heard of authors meeting their agents (or editors) at writers’ conferences, but how does that happen?   Boot Camp for Writers’ Conferences with Alice Acheson is a class that will prepare you for upcoming conferences. An independent book marketing…

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How to Find the Right Literary Agent: 4 Tips for Creating a Targeted Submission List

Posted Tue, 2/02/2016 - 2:17pm by  |  Category:

“How do I find the right publisher?” Good question. As publishing consultants, we get this a lot. Publishing can often seem like a mystery, and one of the biggest sources of confusion and frustration for an aspiring author is figuring…

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Dispatches No. 6: Joan Leegant on the Agent Query

Posted Wed, 2/04/2015 - 1:57pm by  |  Category:

Dispatches is a new series on our blog in which our writers-in-residence, Joan Leegant and Kary Wayson, discuss topics that come up often during their office hours. Want to make an appointment with Joan? Simply schedule one here. Nuts &…

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