Tag Archives: publishing

Do You Know Your (Copy) Rights?

by Susan Spann Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome back Susan as she kicks off her new series on copyright and rights clauses in publishing contracts. Note: As always, Susan is open for questions down in the comments! … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Design an Effective Author Newsletter

by Sierra Godfrey When Writers in the Storm asked me if I would write a post about how to design a newsletter as a follow-up to Steena Holmes’s excellent post on The How and Why of Author Newsletters. My first thought … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Make Goodreads Work For You

By Lisa Verge Higgins Goodreads – with its 18 million rabid readers – is one of the most powerful places for an author to be discovered. Goodreads is where folks converge to discuss novels, offer recommendations, write reviews, and keep compilations … Continue reading

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It’s Party Time, Facebook Style! Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Virtual Launch Party

By Melissa Cutler I’m so excited to be on Writers in the Storm today talking about Facebook book launch parties. I’ve thrown three virtual launch parties and participated in many more, and I’m eager to share what I’ve learned from … Continue reading

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Why I Choose a Digital Publisher Instead of Self-Publishing

WITS is happy to welcome Cynthia D’Alba. And psst, she has a giveaway . 🙂 Hi all! Cynthia D’Alba here. Today we’re going to talk about going with a publisher, be it digital first (such as Samhain Publishing) or NYC … Continue reading

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How to Start Your Novel

By Chuck Sambuchino One of the most common reasons why agents and editors stop reading sample pages is simply that the story starts too slow. Gone are the days when a book could “get good on page 12.” We also … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Your “Current Platform” and “Future Platform”

By Chuck Sambuchino Ah, platform. It’s that dirty word writers hate. It appeared several years ago like a bad dream — a word publishing bigwigs used to describe a writer’s ability to sell their own work through a writer’s social … Continue reading

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Should You Pitch (and Sign With) a New Literary Agent? The Pros and Cons

by Chuck Samuchino One of the most common recurring work blog items I get complimented on is my “New Literary Agent Alerts,” a series where I spotlight new/newer literary agents who are open to queries and looking for clients. At … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Literary Executor

Hey, all just a quick update: The person who won an LWA online class is ——- Selena Fulton  CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Please email Margie::::: address is:  margie (at) margielawson(dot) com Sorry to step in, Susan – go for it! by Susan Spann Last … Continue reading

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7 Tips For Finishing The First Draft

by Erika Marks First draft. Talk about two words that manage to strike both excitement and fear in the hearts of all of us who write, yes? After having published three books and now deep in the middle of my … Continue reading

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