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

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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 […]

October 17th, 2014

Make Your Self-Published Content Work Harder for You

Elizabeth S. Craig

When writers offer other authors’ advice about generating more income, the advice inevitably is, “Write a lot of good books.”

Although it’s true that volume is key to visibility in an increasingly crowded book market, there’s another way to gain visibility—offering our content, our books, in a variety of marketplaces.

While […]

October 1st, 2014

How to Show Up for the Best Job Ever

Writing is the Best Job Ever!

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Where else can you show up to your desk for work in your comfortable robe and slippers? No commute, no bossy co-workers, no meetings.

Writing is a great excuse to get out of social obligations -“I’m working on deadline”- and the perfect […]