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Preparing for the Best Book Launch Ever

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about planning for the book launch.

At the time of this writing, the launch of my novel, FEAST OF SORROW, is exactly 90 days away. On that day, April 25, at 7PM, I'll be gathering with fellow writers, friends and potential readers at the Cambridge ...

January 27, 2017 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Before Your Book Launches - Promotion & Publicity

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about promotion & publicity.

December 30, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Killing All Those Darlings, or Edit, Edit, Edit

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about the editing process both before and after the book was contracted. 

November 25, 2016 | Crystal King

Craft Advice The Writing Life

Signing the Deal - The Steps in Traditional Publishing

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about signing her contract with Touchstone Books and learning about the steps to be taken in the months leading up to the launch of the book.

October 28, 2016 | Crystal King

The Writing Life

Finding an Agent

So you've written a novel; now what? In this series, debut author-to-be Crystal King describes the traditional publication process from start to finish: the lead-up, what to expect along the way, and how building her social media platform has made a difference. In this installment of "On the Path to Publication" Crystal talks about her process for finding her agent and shares a list of questions to ask any potential agent you are considering. 

September 23, 2016 | Crystal King