• How to Find a Literary Agent Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts while spring cleaning. I enjoy the format so much (particularly a podcast called The Heart of Organizing) that I decided to start my own podcast. It’s now live, and the first episode is How to Find a Literary Agent. In this 8-minute podcast, I talk about […]
  • What Does Amazon Kindle Unlimited Mean for Authors? Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited just went live, offering readers “unlimited” kindle books for a subscription of $9.99 per month. When I first read this, I cringed. As a traditionally published author, I’m all too familiar with Amazon’s full-on assault on the book industry. Jeff Bezos has made no secret of his plan to put every bookstore […]
  • How to Write & Pitch the Cross-Genre Novel – Part 1 by Michelle Richmond (This article originally appeared in the July/August 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine.) The term “genre fiction” traditionally refers to any novel that fits neatly into a prescribed category: science fiction, romance, mystery, Western. But the line between genre fiction and mainstream fiction becomes blurrier by the year, in part because readers […]
  • How to Publish a Book – Online Publishing Class In this six-week course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of publishing in the digital age. What we’ll cover: Traditional versus Independent Publishing: Learn the pros and cons of traditional and independent publishing, and decide which path is right for you. Agents and Editors: What They Do and How to Find Them: Understand the role […]
  • World’s Best Story contest Where Will the Next Great Blockbuster Come From? World’s Best Story Aims to Uncover the Next Smash Hit Story
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