Things I Wish I Knew: Book Baristas Tips for Social Media

If you don’t know about Book Baristas you’re probably not on Instagram. Book Baristas, at the time of writing, has approximately 80,000 Instagram followers and is certainly one of the most followed and respected “bookstagramers” around. If you’re on Instagram be sure to follow her! If you’re on the fence about the power of Instagram for booksContinue reading “Things I Wish I Knew: Book Baristas Tips for Social Media”

How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You

Let me quickly say: I don’t believe any writer should be following trends. That’s not what this post is about. However, I do believe that writers who want to get published traditionally need to have their eyes open to what the market is doing. Why You Don’t Follow Trends Trends are something that no oneContinue reading “How To Write For The Market While Still Writing For You”

Time, Fear and Talent: Why You Need All Three Tenets To Make It as a Writer

There are no magic formulas that agents are hiding from writers. Or secrets that published authors are hiding from unpublished authors. But there are a few things that can act like a key to unlock potential. I believe these three things are all it takes to make it in this business. Time: Books don’t write themselves.Continue reading “Time, Fear and Talent: Why You Need All Three Tenets To Make It as a Writer”

Guest Post: The 4 Platform Elements That Catch an Editor’s Attention

Editor-turned-Agent Maria Ribas has a guest post for everyone today! It’s a small world in publishing and the story of how Maria and I know each other is a reflection of that. When Maria was an editor at Adams Media I sold her a cookbook called THE WELLNESS KITCHEN. She left Adams Media a coupleContinue reading “Guest Post: The 4 Platform Elements That Catch an Editor’s Attention”