Topic: Ways to Publish Your Book

Traditional Publishing, Self or Independent Publishing: Which to Choose and Why…Advice from the Book Coach / Book Shepherd

Traditional Publishing, Self or Independent Publishing: Which to Choose and Why…Advice from the Book Coach / Book Shepherd

Ahhh, times have changed—which publishing road does an author take today? With the Internet and today’s technology, traditional publishers are being turned on their heads, self and independent publishers have morphed into new critters—ranging from “Wow—look at these books, they are amazing” to “Wow—these like they were done with Elmer’s Glue at the kitchen table.”
The publishing road answer: it depends. Authors are choosing to bypass the traditional method that had been so coveted by the …

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Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Agents Who Are Looking for New Authors to Publish

Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.
 
Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also include tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres.
1. Brittany Howard  –  Corvisiero Literary Agency
YA is her thing, from paranormal, …

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Literary Agents Looking for New Authors

Literary Agents Looking for New Authors

Anyone looking for a literary agent should become familiar pronto with the Guide to Literary Agents, the bible for finding literary representation.

Over 500 agents are listed with specifics about who and what they represent best. It also includes tidbits on how to pitch to them.
In a recent issue of Writers Digest, five literary agents were identified as looking for new authors in a variety of genres. Each of the websites identified include submission guidelines. All request that …

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Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

Author Alert: Is Your ISBN Legit or Fake?

 Such a deal … buy your ISBN for only ten bucks … who wants to pay $125? The real questions to ask: Are they legit ISBNs? Or, are they knockoffs? Or, are they a re-sale? And if they are a re-sale, are they being sold by an approved resale outlet? I other words, are they legit … or are they fake?

All authors need to understand this: ISBNs are ONLY ISSUED by Bowker … it doesn’t …

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What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

What “SomeOnes” Are In Your Author Circle?

Authors need feedback, reality checks and plain old-fashion butt-kicking. And they need a little kindness. Few think about putting together an “official” type of board to serve in the feedback/reality check/butt-kicking honors. An Author Inner Circle … a type of Advisory Board.

Who Belongs in Your Inner Circle?
It’s time to create yours. The Author Inner Circle … trusted colleagues, pals, and always someone who has “been there, done that.” Most likely, it’s not going to be …

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Top Ten Tweets for National School Librarian Day and Authors

Top Ten Tweets for National School Librarian Day and Authors

As it should be … today is National School Librarian Day … hugs, flowers, supporting, reminding the community and its leaders to keep the doors open, visit and discover your local  school library and just say, “Thank you.” Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury told Judith Briles, “My idea of education is locking a kid in the library and letting him out when he’s 18.”

Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing will focus on all things that …

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Becoming Part of the Author U Community with Your Know How!

Becoming Part of the Author U Community with Your Know How!

 Author U continues to grow and grow. We have just received notification that we are the proud owner of an official registered trademark! The Extravaganza has only 30 seats left and six weeks to fill them! The odds are high—we will be sold out this year. All Exhibitor spots are already taken. The Author Shark Tank already has one member ready to take a swim. The Extravaganza is going to show every participant how to …

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Authors: Are You Emotionally Driven or Intentionally Driven?

Authors: Are You Emotionally Driven or Intentionally Driven?

Emotions and Intentions. They affect us all when it comes to the book.

Sharing with a publishing colleague that I’m always amazed that authors wait until the last minute to sign up for things. “Pay more later for the same thing that I could have gotten for less sooner,” is their operating model. Or, “I just can’t make up my mind what I want to do, to be.” Or, “I don’t like to, don’t want, to …

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Author Smarts: Twitter Top Ten Tweets for March 7, 2013

Author Smarts: Twitter Top Ten Tweets for March 7, 2013

It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous. – Robert Benchley
 
      Today, Your Guide to Book Publishing with Judith Briles and Nicholas Taylor where the focus was on online marketing for books, especially fiction.  You can go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past five show—just click and you are …

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