Everything you need to know to begin publishing your book. You’ll learn about different publishing options, agents, what costs are involved, how you get paid, your chances of success, and more.
10 tips to help you write your memoir. An introduction to memoir themes, characters, selecting your first words, dealing with “unpleasant truths,” writing rules, and more.
12 steps to writing the perfect query letter, which is your first opportunity to wow a literary agent with your book idea. A lot has to go into one little letter, so it’s vital to get it right!
One of the best ways to attract a publisher, and to sell copies of your book, is to have a tall and broad author platform. Learn the 8 steps to building a great one.
Two great techniques for beginning a memoir are “starting just before” and “beginning with a dream.” An explanation of the techniques, with examples from best-selling memoirs.
Are you thinking of self-publishing your book? Here’s a quick comparison of the prices of self-publishing packages at 10 self-publishing firms – including AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Dog Ear and Lulu.
Writing a memoir is definitely a challenge! Here are eleven essential tips to ensure that the process of writing your memoir will be as smooth and productive possible.
Self-publishing a book can be challenging, what with so many options and decisions to make. Here are 5 things to do that help ensure success.
A list of 68 agents you can contact to represent your memoir, biography, or autobiography – with a list to each agent’s website.
Eight key questions you should ask your ghostwriter before either of you puts pen to paper – plus five questions you should ask yourself. Asking and answering these questions will make the collaboration much smoother, and the book better.
Are you struggling to write your autobiography? Not sure where to begin and what to include? Here are 6 tips to get your started.
Many bestselling business books begin in one of five ways: with a story about the book’s topic, with a story about the author, by demonstrating the situation/phenomenon the book discusses, by explaining necessary background, or with a dictionary definition. A look at each of these five approaches, with examples.
There are many ways to start off a memoir, ranging from the conventional to the startling, the conversational to the literary, and the deceptively mundane to the outspokenly confrontational. Here’s a look at eight great techniques, with examples.
You can start a sports memoir at the moment you’re down and out, by describing a feeling no one else understands, just before the big event, and early in childhood, where it all began. A look at these techniques, with examples.
There are numerous ways to begin a political memoir, including at the moment when all seems lost, at a time of great crisis, with an interesting realization, and as your time in office is coming to an end. A look at these techniques, with examples.