If you decide that you need to read, or if someone asks you to, that’s great! Your book is your calling card, and reading it is an introduction to the joy that your readers will have when they pick it up themselves. But there are some things you need to think about when you do.Read More
So I’ve compiled a list of things I learned as a copywriter that have sustained me on the journey to from idea to publication, first book to third. I hope Patterson would approve.Read More
You’ve spent months, maybe even years, writing your book—now it’s time to sell it. That may seem like a daunting task, given how tough it can be to break through all the gatekeepers and find an agent or interest an editor or win an offer from a publisher.
Here’s a ten-step strategy for selling your book based on my experience as an agent, acquisitions editor, and author:Read More
To be notable and trustworthy, don’t shout. Don’t lie. Instead, deliver on your unbreakable promises to create ferociously loyal readers.Read More
For bookstore appearances, sometimes not everything goes smoothly. Every once in a while, few (or zero) people show up for an event. Here’s what to do when that happens.Read More