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The Publishing Business

Marketing 101

Marketing 101

A session with Kathryn Le Veque It’s not just writing the book… it’s selling it. You can write the greatest book in the world, the next War and Peace, but unless you can get it in front of a million hungry readers, it won’t make any difference how good your book is. In the world […]

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Getting Published Requires a Lot of Pasta

Getting Published Requires a Lot of Pasta

Getting published requires a lot of pasta. Not in the literal sense, although I can find plenty of inspiration in a bowl of authentic puttanesca. I’ve always written. Most writers will say that. I kept a diary as a child, and as a teen I composed horrible, yet heartfelt poetry, worked on the school newspaper, […]

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The Truth About Blog Tours

The Truth About Blog Tours

A Session with Ethan Cross Chances are that in this day and age, you know what a blog is. In fact, you may follow a few. And chances are that if you’ve ever published a book or are considering publishing a book then you’ve heard the terms “book tour” and “blog tour”. Physical author promotional […]

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Figuring Out Your Strengths as a Writer

Figuring Out Your Strengths as a Writer

A Session with Steven Manchester   The first step in figuring out your strengths as a writer is to understand what inspires you as a writer. For me, it’s my children, my wife, my family, and the thoughts and feelings I want to share with them—the things in my life that evoke the most emotion […]

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Getting Over the Shock of an Editorial Letter 101

Getting Over the Shock of an Editorial Letter 101

A Session with Olivia Rupprecht With An Office Visit from Dr. John Hart Dear Author, If you are reading this because. . . your head is spinning your stomach is on the floor your hands are shaking (if you have some nice old fashioned paper gripped in them), and/or your dog is lapping at the […]

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The Query Letter

The Query Letter

A Session with Steven Manchester For years—at workshops and writers conferences throughout New England—I’ve worked with hundreds of aspiring writers. Besides trying to inspire them to have enough faith in their work to weather the storms of rejection we’re all forced to face, I’ve also shared five basic requirements that have helped me to get […]

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