Where Professionals Publish

Traditional Publishing Myth #2: Your Book Will Be Published Exactly as it was Written

When you sign a book deal with a traditional publisher, you give up your rights to your work–and unfortunately that can lead to some drastic changes to your manuscript. The publisher can choose to remove entire sections of your book or reorganize the materials. These...

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...

New Marketing Opportunity for Self-Published Authors

Publisher’s Weekly is offering a program called PW Select, which allows self-published authors to get their books featured in a special supplement. Select titles will also receive reviews from the publication. The cost to participate is $149 and PW is read by all kinds of...

Why You Should Give Away Free Copies of Your Ebook

Chris Anderson, author of several books including The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, launched an interesting campaign to promote the release of his new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He made the book available for...

How to Use Your Book to Get a Foot in the Door with Hard-to-Reach Contacts

Want to speak with the CEO, head of Human Resources, a political leader or some other unreachable contact? Send a copy of your book along with a personal note. Odds are much better that your next call will go through. “This is Annie Author calling…”...

Reason #214 Why I’m Done with Traditional Publishing

Over the weekend I received a royalty statement for one of my books and it was pitiful! Thousands of copies sold, yet somehow with the bulk discounts, the obscenely low rate paid for ebooks, and miscellaneous nonsense I earned an average of $.60 per book....

New Book for Authors – Publish Your First Book: A Quick Start Guide to Professional Publishing in the Digital Age by Karl Palachuk

My good friend Karl Palachuk recently released an excellent book that gives no-nonsense guidelines for getting your book published: Publish Your First Book: A Quick Start Guide to Professional Publishing in the Digital Age. Karl is a highly successful author and self-publisher of numerous books,...

Nonfiction Writers Conference – Recordings Available!

We hosted the first annual Nonfiction Writers Conference in 2010 and all recordings are available for purchase. Here’s a full list of speakers and topics: Keynote: The Future of Publishing – DAN POYNTER How to Write a Book Proposal – MICHAEL LARSEN How to Sell...

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