5 Things To Do While Your Book is on Submission

Submitting your book to agents is one thing. It’s a writer’s first time putting it all out there and the responses are varied. However, when your agent submits your book to a publisher that’s a whole other level of stress. It can be exciting! Finally, it’s out there in the world. And it can be worrying…whatContinue reading “5 Things To Do While Your Book is on Submission”

February 11th Webinar: “Find Success with Your Query Letter: Getting Beyond Form Letters”

New year, new webinar. Sign up here today! It also includes a critique of your query letter! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: How to recognize patterns in rejection letters When to rewrite your query and when to revise your manuscript Why agents send form rejections and why they send personalized rejections-and what the difference is Winning formulas forContinue reading “February 11th Webinar: “Find Success with Your Query Letter: Getting Beyond Form Letters””

Which pitch has the most potential? Slush pile, in-person or online contest?

I get asked this question often. Writers want to make the most of their time and talent. Querying is a part in your writing career that is fraught with stress, expectation, and worry–oh wait, this sounds like the entire length of a writing career! Jokes aside, the decisions you make to start your career haveContinue reading “Which pitch has the most potential? Slush pile, in-person or online contest?”

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”