2012 Writer's Market

To Learn About Your Readers, You Need a Site

In the newest edition of Writer’s Market (and Writer’s Market Deluxe), there’s a featured interview with me, where I discuss the future of publishing, websites and blogging, and Twitter strategy. Here’s a brief snippet: Your personal website is impressive, incorporating your blogging, tweets, an e-mail newsletter sign up and more. What do you see as the […]

Nail Your Memoir Structure By Thinking Like a Novelist with Allison K Williams. $25 class. Wednesday, October 21. 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Eastern.

Nail Your Memoir Structure By Thinking Like a Novelist

This class is now over and is unavailable for purchase. Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming classes. How to Write and Revise a Powerful and Engaging Memoir by Understanding Story Structure Where should your memoir begin? How should it end? What’s an “inciting incident” or a “climax” when you’re looking at real life? Or maybe […]

Do I Need Permission for That?

This class is now over and is unavailable for purchase. Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming classes. Learn how to stay out of legal trouble when using other people’s work Is it OK to use that song lyric in your memoir or novel? Will that one line really get you into trouble? What about chapter […]

Research Agents and Publishers Like a Pro

This class is now over and is unavailable for purchase. Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming classes. Learn how to efficiently research and assemble a quality list of agents and publishers who are right for your book. You have a polished manuscript or book proposal, and you’re ready to start pitching agents and publishers. But […]

Effective Book Marketing for Any Author (Even If You’re Starting From Scratch)

Learn to develop the right strategies and tactics for book marketing that fit your path to publication, your personality, and your resources Whether you’re traditionally published or self-published, every author must give some thought to book marketing. But given how fast tools and techniques change, and how hard it is to attract attention (especially during […]

Getting Your Book Into Libraries: Digital Distribution by Amy Collins

This class is now over and is unavailable for purchase. Sign up to receive announcements about upcoming classes. Learn how to approach librarians, and what they look for when buying ebooks and audio books Want to get your eBook or audiobook onto the virtual “shelves” of libraries nation or worldwide? Are there other ways to get […]

How to Self-Publish Your Book: Primer for First Timers

Sorry, this class has ended and the recording is only available to registrants. If you’d like to know when this class is offered again, sign up here. Learn to navigate the service landscape and avoid spending what you can’t earn back Many thousands of authors self-publish every year, often with the help of a publishing […]

Russell Rowland

5 On: Russell Rowland

Author Russell Rowland discusses the big mistake he made with HarperCollins, whether the journey of writing is truly its own reward, why his Indiegogo campaign worked so well, and his experiences with publishing—from one of the Big 5 to self-publishing.

5 On: Julie Smith

Author, publisher, and book marketer Julie Smith shares what she loves to write—and read—in a mystery, how her writing obsession evolved into marketing, the mistake many authors make with their book covers, and more.

Book Proposal 10 Step Action

How to Write Your Book Proposal: 10-Step Action Plan

This is a comprehensive, step-by-step, self-study course that teaches you how to write a compelling nonfiction book proposal, particularly in the digital era of authorship. A nonfiction book proposal is a required document if you want to land a traditional book publishing deal. It serves as a business plan for your book that proves to an agent […]