The average publisher these days is inundated with manuscripts from a variety of levels of expertise. Being polite, minding your manners, is a good way to impress the publisher, even if they don’t publish the book/story you’re pitching. So what constitutes “good manners”? There are a lot of things that should be self-evident, but you’d be surprised how many people… Continue reading "Miss Manners Says Be Nice To Your Publisher"
How do you judge how well your publicity is doing if you can’t see the person’s facial expression or body language? How do you know if your marketing schemes are working? By your book sales, your publisher will tell you. Yes and no. Book sales can be an indication of how your publicity is working, but it could also mean… Continue reading "To Market, To Market, To Buy A Fat Book"
It is important for a writer to have a blog. The question that usually follows that observation is “how and where do you get a blog?” First off, there are many different types of blog programs out there. I use WordPress. It’s free, it’s simple to set up and it makes my life so much easier when I have to… Continue reading "Blogging Tips for the Computer Challenged"