Do you want to write (and sell) a book? Well you’re not alone. There are literally millions of us out there who want to (and now, due to technology) we actually can. The good news? If you want to write … Continue reading →
Are you an author or an aspiring author? Have you finished your first fiction manuscript? Are you a service professional who needs to publish a book to establish your knowledge base and expertise? Well, if so you’re in for a wild ride! In the wild, wonderful and wacky world of self-publishing (which is really the only way to publish a book these days), but you must be very careful. As Amazon Executive Russell Grandinetti explained, “The only really necessary people in the publishing process now are the writer and reader. Everyone who stands between those two has both risk and opportunity.” What does he mean by that? The publishing industry changes drastically every minute of every single day…and everybody andI do mean everybody is looking to make a dollar, whether they know how to write or not. Real authors with good books to sell must be very, very careful. There are so many literary predators who will eat your work and your dreams alive. But…you can do it! You can write that book, connect with those readers and earn the profits and royalties you so richly deserve! But you have to do your research! You just have to! My Literary Boutique and Spa is a great place to start…and remember: read, write and relax!
Slam Pitch Sessions Back in 2006, when I was trying to get my fiction novel, The Diamond Life, published by a traditional publishing house (that didn’t work out, but I sure learned a lot in the process), I attended a … Continue reading →
What is a Query Letter? If you are hoping to get a book deal with a traditional publishing house, and you don’t even have an agent, then you must get one! And if you don’t have one, then you are … Continue reading →