Enter your first name and email, and I'll send my report on how to establish an author platform. If you're new to publishing, you need to think about having an author platform at the same time you're writing your book. I explain why in this 64-page pdf.
Have you tried and failed to find a literary agent? Grown tired of pitch sessions and query letters? The Big Book of Small Presses and Independent Publishers lists over 350 small presses, book contests, university presses, and independent publishers that take “unagented” submissions. This book is for you if you have: finished writing your book; given […]
MacDonald’s confident prose and great summaries and organization give readers that same empowered feeling to go out and seek publication themselves, without having to rely on or feel judged by an old fashioned middle man.
– K.C. Finn, for Readers’ Favorites
In an era when traditional publishing feels unattainable to so many people, this book is a beacon of hope.
– Annie Tucker, Writing Coach
…a valuable resource for authors without an agent. The info is clear, concise and provides helpful guidance on what to include for each submission. Well done!
– Becky Parker Geist, President of Bay Area Independent Publishers Assn., chapter leader of NonFiction Authors Assn., and CEO of Pro Audio Voices Inc.
by Marylee MacDonald in For Writers Ready to Publish, For Writers Who Need Readers
If you’re working with a publisher to bring your book into the world, make sure your contract has a reversion-of-rights clause. Such a clause will allow you to take back your creative work.
by Marylee MacDonald in Book promotion, For Beginning Writers
A writer with one book out needs to focus to spreading the word in the most efficient way possible. Podcasts, TedX talks, and speaking gigs are the way to go.
by Katrina Shawver in Book launch, Book promotion
A synopsis boils a book down into a few words. Take the time to craft short and long synopses.