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How to Land a Traditional Book Deal Part 2: Why You Need a Literary Agent and How to Find One

In part one of this series, I covered how to write a query letter—which is the first step in beginning the journey to traditional publishing. The next step is to reach out to literary agents and editors. Why You Need a Literary Agent A good...

Definition of Author Platform – And Why You Need One Even if You Self-Publish

If you’re interested in getting a traditional publishing deal, you’ve probably heard that you need a platform. I learned this back in 2004 after attending the San Francisco Writer’s Conference. I had shown up with a proposal for a business start-up guide—my first book—and shortly...

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