December 12th, 2016

Life After NaNoWriMo—What’s Next?

Piper Bayard

It’s December—the month after National Novel Writing Month. We blink our eyes and search around like the lights just came up in the bar. Or maybe our expressions are more like that look a cat gets when a kid puts a paper bag over it for a few minutes and then […]

November 7th, 2016

Taking it to the Streets: Lessons Learned From Creating a Multi-Author Event

Brandi Megan Granett

Are you looking for a way to reaching your local community of readers and writers?  Do you want to find a way to make your book launch or book marketing bigger than yourself?  Consider stepping away from the internet and taking it live with a multi-author book event!

What started as just […]

October 24th, 2016

4 Ways to Bring a Balanced Perspective to Your Support Team

Kathryn Craft Turning Whine Into Gold

To navigate the gauntlet that is publishing today, your best strategy for success can be to embrace your new paradox: you are both artist and businessperson.

Why?

Because it’s not all business. Your publishing team is well aware that they would not have their salaried jobs without the […]

October 14th, 2016

Understanding “Advances” in Publishing Deals

Susan Spann

“Advances” – technically, advances against royalties, are lump-sum payments some publishers pay to authors “in advance” of publishing the author’s work.

More simply, an “advance” is the money an author receives up front on a publishing deal.

Not all authors receive advances, and not all publishers offer them. Small and micro-publishers often pay […]

April 25th, 2016

Life isn’t Fair—A Classic Problem

Kathryn Craft

Turning Whine Into Gold

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” wrote Leo Tolstoy in 1877, in the memorable and beloved opening to Anna Karenina. But lately I’ve been wondering if perhaps the opposite isn’t true—that people are happy for all sorts of reasons, but unhappy […]