Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction?

Knowing how to categorize your work is one of the most important skills a writer needs to know–especially while querying. Here’s an infographic to help. It’s not perfect and there are many places that writers won’t fit into and that doesn’t mean it’s not a marketable book. However, learning how to market yourself starts withContinue reading “Infographic: Do You Know The Difference Between Literary, Upmarket and Commercial Fiction?”

4 Reasons You Should be Taking Risks with your Fiction

Playing it safe gets boring. Writers who take chances end up pushing the boundaries and get conversations going. And when conversations get started publicity will take off. Station Eleven Age of Miracles The Golem and the Jinni What do these books have in common? They defy category. They took risks and they paid off. TheyContinue reading “4 Reasons You Should be Taking Risks with your Fiction”

4 Things You Don’t Know About Self Publishing Until You Do It

Thinking about embarking on self publishing a book on your own? Not sure what the experience is going to be like? This week I feature three of my hybrid authors who have self published projects or series. There are a lot of factors to consider–How much you can do yourself vs. what you can hireContinue reading “4 Things You Don’t Know About Self Publishing Until You Do It”

Trends: they’re fluid and you’ll never catch them

The feedback and trends from my recent BEA meetings and meetings with editors in New York City were varied, but there were some genre take aways that I can share that reflect where the industry is right now–especially in commercial trade publishing. I’m not saying anything new, you’ve probably all heard this on Twitter, onContinue reading “Trends: they’re fluid and you’ll never catch them”