Thursday, May 5, 2016

Should You Go From Part-Time to Full-Time Writing

January 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Blog, Goals, Industry

Going from part-time to full-time writing shouldn’t be considered lightly. Before you quit your day job, here are some things to consider. Find a place. Make this your writing space and designate it as your office. (If you’re serious about this, make that your official home office and start looking into the tax deduction you […]

Published Authors Speak Out on Why They Don’t Write

July 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Interruptions

Yesterday, Wayne Scott shared candidly about why he isn’t writing, even though he knows he should. Authors not writing is more prevalent than you think. Published authors NOT writing! Even award winning authors. But  after having publishing success, why don’t they write? What keeps a published author from avoiding the chair? And are they susceptible […]

Direct to eBook Author Pam Hillman

July 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Industry

I asked Pam Hillman, one of Tyndale’s Direct to eBook authors, to share with us about her journey and experience with the program. Pam, you are one of Tyndale’s first Direct to eBook authors.Tell us about your publishing journey and how you were chosen to be apart of this program. I’ve been writing most of […]

What’s Direct to Ebook Publishing?

July 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Industry

With Amazon sales of ebooks surpassing hardcover books this summer for the first time, it has many writers and readers thinking hard about electronic publishing. Tyndale House Publishers response to the growing ebook trend was their Direct to Ebook Publishing program. (Read the story here)With four fiction and one nonfiction titles releasing straight to ebook, […]

Publicist’s Tips to Promote your Book Even After Your Launch

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert, Industry

Audra Jennings is the Senior Media Specialist for The B&B Media Group, a full service publication relations agency. For the past 9 years, she has worked with both debut and experienced authors.     What are the three most important things a debut novelist should do to get the word out? 1.       Social networking 2.       […]

So You’ve Debuted Your Novel, Now What?

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert

So you’ve debuted, now what? Some advice from authors who’ve been there! Keep writing! Don’t neglect your own writing. This may seem like an inane thing to say, but you’d be surprised how many hours of the day can zip by in the time it takes to answer a few interview questions or peruse a […]

Getting Ready for Book Launch Day

June 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert

So you’ve written the best book possible and launch day is approaching. No time to panic, it’s time to step it up and do what you can to have a successful launch. What better way to learn how to do that than from heeding the advice of those who’ve been there! Start social networking months […]

Before You Launch:
Dos and Don’ts of a Debut Novelist

June 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert

Now that I’ve turned in my first contracted novella my thoughts are drifting to marketing and promotion. Though my story will debut in about eight months, there are things I can be doing now to have the best debut possible. I once heard that someone else’s experience is the best teacher, so I’ve gathered some […]

Literary Agent Chip MacGregor on Agents

June 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Ask an Expert

Somebody sent me this question: “To get a book published, do I need an agent or do publishers still take authors without agents? If I think I need an agent, do I have to have a publishing record to catch an agent’s eye? And if I have an agent, what should I expect? Reviewing, critiquing […]

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