How the publishing market is bias to author brands: ‘The personal brandification of the publishing business’

On Twitter yesterday Jane Friedman, Writer’s Digest publisher turned media professor, engaged in an interesting dialogue about how the publishing process is becoming bias to author brands (i.e. authors who can market, publicize and promote their own books). The concept of the author brand has become more important in recent years, and one that isContinue reading “How the publishing market is bias to author brands: ‘The personal brandification of the publishing business’”

Q: What can writers do to make agents’ lives easier?

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of co-hosting the BookCampTO ‘Agenting Today’ session at Ryerson University with my esteemed colleagues Sam Hiyate, The Rights Factory, and Chris Bucci, Anne McDermid & Associates. We fielded great questions from writers and industry professionals alike. Didn’t make it to BookCamp? Want to know what we discussed? Here’s one question thatContinue reading “Q: What can writers do to make agents’ lives easier?”

Are You Making Time To Write Or Wasting It? What Are You Afraid Of?

The internet can be a great source of information and a great time waster. It happens to me every time I check Publishers Marketplace or write a blog post. One thing leads to another and before you know it the time you set aside to work is over. Is it simply procrastination or avoiding biggerContinue reading “Are You Making Time To Write Or Wasting It? What Are You Afraid Of?”

Social Media for Authors

Social media not only has the ability to connect like-minded readers, but help authors find their online genre niches and build long-term, engaging relationships with their readers. Below I have highlighted tips for social media beginner and intermediate authors who are looking to partake in this important brand building task.