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September 2014

Choosing a Book Topic

Choosing a book topic is a crucial first step to writing and selling your book for publication. If you take this step carelessly, you risk running out of information before you finish the book. Or, you drown in a vast… Continue Reading →

The end of the independent bookstore (and a new golden age for books)

by Seth Godin ACT 1: The Book of the Month Club. After World War II, a wealthier, better educated country started engaging in more culture, more often, in a more widespread way. We were more likely to watch the same… Continue Reading →

7 Dirty Little Book Publishing Secrets that Every Writer Needs to Know

Paris Hilton has one. Rob Lowe has one too. Even Sharon Osbourne’s got one. Get your mind out of the gutter people — I’m talking about books. Even with all their money, fame and extreme overexposure, these people (or, their… Continue Reading →

How to Build a Hungry Audience For Your Books (video)

by Bart Baggett This training video expands on the concept of building an AUDIENCE. This is also known as your “platform” in the book publishing world.  Let’s face it… whether you are a rock star, an author, or a TV… Continue Reading →

5 Research Steps Before You Write Your Book Proposal

By Jane Friedman Writing a nonfiction book proposal—a good one—requires not only sharp clarity about your idea, but also how that idea, in book form, is relevant and unique in today’s market. Some authors have a very deep knowledge of… Continue Reading →

The No-Stress Way for Writers to Outline

Trust me on this, Writer: Having a good map of where your piece is going will make finishing it more efficient. It will save you from frustration and stuckness; your completed first draft will be closer to polished; and you’ll… Continue Reading →

Tips 1-5 for Nonfiction Book Writers

Tips 1-5 for Nonfiction Book Writers By Quentin J. Schultze I have written over a dozen nonfiction books and am working on a few more.  I also lead workshops on writing  nonfiction books for publication.  Here are a few of… Continue Reading →

How to Get a Non-Fiction Literary Agent

HOW TO GET A NON-FICTION LITERARY AGENT BY BART BAGGETT AND WENDY KELLER Because of the level of ignorance and massive change in the publishing business, most rookie authors are full of misinformation, over-confidence, and a level of self-delusion and… Continue Reading →

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