January 16th, 2017

7 Things Authors Must Do Differently in 2017

Penny C. Sansevieri

If you’ve ever thought that the publishing industry is tough to figure out, you’re not alone. In fact, I once had an author tell me that getting into publishing is sort of like building a house without any plans. There’s a lot of information out there, but it can be overwhelming or […]

October 10th, 2016

4 Easy Things You Can Do If You Don’t Want to Market Your Book

Penny C. Sansevieri

If you’re an author who just wants to write, you’re not alone. I talk to authors every day who hate the idea of marketing and are not even sure where to begin. I definitely can understand. Marketing is always changing, and it isn’t easy, especially if you still have a full time […]

December 25th, 2015

Good/Bad/Ugly: Lessons of a NY Pubbed Author Gone Hybrid

Like many NY published authors, I’ve watched the publishing landscape change over the past years – watched friends opt to self publish. I was curious, even, at times, envious. But there were contracts, and deadlines, and edits (oh my!) so even a trial-balloon-novella was out of the question.

I’ve had an idea for a […]

August 14th, 2015

Negotiate Like a Pro (Part 3 – The Negotiation)

Susan Spann

Welcome back to the #PubLaw negotiation mini-series here at Writers in the Storm!

The last post took a look at how to create a pre-negotiation plan.

To re-cap:

Read the contract; make a list of points you’d like to change. Prioritize your list into deal breakers, important points, and “things to ask […]

March 2nd, 2015

4 (Mostly) Pain-Free Tips for Marketing Your Book

Kate Moretti

photo credit: Spivs selling goods from the ‘back of a lorry’ via photopin (license)

Congratulations! You published a book. It’s out there in the world, all new and shiny, bouncing like the newborn its constantly compared to. The hard part is over, right?

Um… well this is awkward.

Maybe you watch Amazon […]