Marketing your book on Amazon may seem like an endless chore, but without strong marketing, your book will be buried underneath an ever-growing avalanche of competing books. This is especially true ifRead More…
The “voice” you speak with is not necessarily the voice you want to use in your memoir. Learn about the different types of voices, and how to find the best one for your book.
A look at 10 different editing/proofreading firms, with a breakdown of their charges. On average, you can expect to pay between $0.015 and $0.06 per word for editing services.
Don’t rush through the ghostwriter hiring process, or have your assistant do it for you. It is well worth the time and effort to find and hire exactly the right ghostwriter. Here’s a nine-step, in-depth approach to hiring a ghostwriter.
Just googling “ghostwriter” is not enough, for you will be overwhelmed by the endless possibilities! Here are eight ways to make your searching more efficient and effective.
Your proposal is your plea and promise to the publishers. It must be right! Read this to learn how to create a great book proposal, and see what agents have to say about various aspects of the proposal.
There are seven standard structures for business books, including “Smashing the Paradigm,” “Borrowing from Other Fields,” and “We’ve Got Trouble.” A look at each, with examples from popular books.
Writing is a craft and a discipline, and if you want to be a successful writer you’ll need to develop certain essential skills. Here are ten habits that will see you through any kind of writing that you do—books, magazine or newspaper articles, website content; you name it.
There are several ways to begin a military memoir, including starting as you head off to war, starting after you’ve retired and are looking back, starting by explaining why you joined up, and starting shortly after your enlistment has ended. A look at these techniques, with examples.
Popular family memoirs often begin with a discussion of an object that hold memories, by describing what sets your and your family apart, with a recitation of family facts, and by talking about the thing that has loomed so very large in your family’s life. A look at these techniques, with examples.
A ghostwriter may do more than simply writing your book. She or he may also write the book proposal, arrange for editing and proofing, identify literary agents for you, facilitate self-publication, arrange for cover and interior design, and more. Learn all that a ghostwriter can do for you.
Most standard publishers will not look at your manuscript unless an agent sends it in. These 35 publishers will, so you can send to them on your own. Here’s a listing, complete with links to the sites and descriptions of what they are looking for.
Literary agents are your entrée into the world of standard publishing, to editors at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and other mainstream publishing houses. Here’s a list of 100, complete with links to their sites.
Clear, direct, and readable writing is a must for non-fiction writers. Mastering these 12 rules will help ensure that your words don’t stand in the way of your message.
Not sure about hiring a designer to create a cover for your book? Using premade book covers is an inexpensive yet popular alternative. Here’s an explanation of process, with links to several designers.