The traditional publishing process can be full of surprises for a first-time author. Here's what a few writers publishing in 2019
We make all sorts of assumptions about what it will be like to actually become published authors for the first time
I’ve been meeting with the same writing group for over a decade. All of us are in varying stages of our novel process, but one of our group members recently landed an agent and her book is now out on submission.
“You are going to start thinking about your social media now, right?” I asked her. “Don’t wait until the book is published!”
For many of us book lovers, we love to keep track of books we've read and easily discover new books. We also love to talk about
All too often authors use a push strategy in their social media efforts, sharing out messages to their audience without engaging with their audience at all. To do so is to ignore one of the most effective marketing tools in the marketing arsenal, the power of 1:1 conversations.
There's a distinctly rebellious air about the Muse and the Marketplace Conference this year. Come April 6-8 at Boston's Park Plaza, #Muse18 presenters will be letting loose on the writing rules that have held our manuscripts hostage for far too long. To kick off the conversation ahead of the Muse weekend, this year's Muse series explores the writing, publishing, and workshop rules, conventions, and accepted norms that authors, agents, and editors at the Muse love to hate—and why they'd love to see them broken. Some presenters will also offer their own rules or conventions that ...