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”

The 4 Platform Secrets No One Has Told You

Platform. Platform. Platform. It’s all anyone in publishing wants to talk about! Writers are feeling this top down pressure to check all the boxes publishers and agents are looking for. Including platform. But we’re talking about platform for a reason. (Need a platform primer? Try Jane Friedman’s here.) Let’s be clear: non fiction authors understandContinue reading “The 4 Platform Secrets No One Has Told You”

What happens if your book gets cancelled or series doesn’t continue to get published?

There are many reasons to have an agent in your corner, but the dreaded book cancellation–or having the plug pulled on your series–is a big one. Your agent will be your shoulder to cry on and help you with next steps. Unfortunately, it happens and it’s not fun for anyone. This is not legal advice,Continue reading “What happens if your book gets cancelled or series doesn’t continue to get published?”