Word Count & Writers: Too Many or Too Few

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson As working writers, our lives sometimes seem governed by word count. We use these numbers to set goals, define projects and sometimes even determine our victories. But it’s important to also view these numbers as a guide to show us how far we’ve come. I remember in high school—the anguish I […]

Choose Your Publisher with Care

By Deb Haggerty, @DebHaggerty When an author begins to look at publishers to see where their book might fit, there are several things they should take into consideration. The same steps generally apply to agents as well. Does the publisher have a good reputation in the industry? With the proliferation of small, boutique publishers popping […]

Keep Your Writing Options Open When You’re Just Starting Out

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson A lot of newer writers I meet find themselves overwhelmed with the myriad of opportunities in the field of writing. They struggle, trying to decide between writing articles, devotions, fiction, non-fiction, etc. Writing is a big field, and if you didn’t study some aspect of it in college, the choices can […]

Your Blueprint to Book Launch Success

Part III

By Vincent B. Davis II @vbdavisii How does this sound to you: after you’ve spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and editing your book, you give it away… for free. Sounds awful right? What if I said that you need to pay for it? There aren’t many topics in the world of writing and publishing […]

Where Authors Can Take Bookmarks

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills A writer has a new release, and she is excited to promote the book. One of the means of creating awareness to readers is The publisher has provided many bookmarks or the writer has designed them. The writer is ready to distribute them to readers. But after delivering the bookmarks to […]