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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you struggling to write your autobiography? Not sure where to begin and what to include? Here are 6 tips to get your started.
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.
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.