Query letter writing is no doubt one of the hardest forms of writing to master. Here's what agents and publishers need to see from you when you pitch your work.
First-time author Diane Kelly offers 4 strategies to connect with editors and sell your manuscript—without an agent.
In his obituary to the year-long Domino Project, Seth Godin wrote that publishing companies and other traditional players that do not adapt to new modes of doing business will go extinct. Others have suggested the same.
Meanwhile, some authors like J.A. Konrath and David Gaughran have eschewed traditional relationships with publishers to create and distribute...
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Learn more about what Hot List agents Rachelle Gardner, Chris Richman, Suzie Townsend and Ted Weinstein are seeking by reading these in-depth Q&As.
Author Dinty W. Moore discusses not taking shortcuts, perseverance and why you need to love writing to be a writer.
Here's your step-by-step guide to the publishing process–how it works, why you need to know and how you can play an influential role in your book’s success.
by Jerry D. Simmons
Whether you build it yourself or hire a designer, your website can do more than bring you into the 21st century—it can be an invaluable part of your marketing arsenal.
by Linda Formichelli
If you want to write a good sentence, don’t pay any attention to your grammar. I don’t mean “a sentence this like OK is.” I mean don’t automatically think you’ve written a good sentence just because it’s grammatically correct. Lots of bad sentences are grammatically correct....
In this excerpt from Writing Life Stories, Bill Roorbach teaches you how to pay attention to and translate your memories and how to overcome your resistance to remembered places and events.
Just because a natural disaster or computer virus wipes out your hard drive doesn’t mean you have to lose all your work.
by G. Kyle White
Thanks to e-mail, you never need to make eye contact with editors you write for. But maybe you should. The payoff is more than you might imagine.
Looking to streamline your writing process? We've rounded up the latest and greatest software programs designed to help, and never hinder, your writing.
Choosing a good publication from a potentially delinquent one is key when it comes to receiving payment for your work.
Find out if you need individual liability insurance, and learn how to protect yourself from libel or invasion of privacy claims.
Michael Korda is both editor and writer Another Life is his latest memoir. Speaking with interviewer Marsha Marks, he provides perspective from both sides of the editor's desk.
You may not be a copyright expert...but that's OK. This guide will help you understand the basics to protect yourself.
Do you have a burning desire to publish your own magazine? Ignite that passion and distribute it for all to see.
Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
More money is right around the corner for freelance writers. Follow these tips to double your writing rates painlessly.
Endear yourself to editors by making your articles ruthlessly accurate. Here's an insider's guide to blazing through the fact-checking process.
E-books haven't set the world on fire yet, but they're carving out a nice little niche.
Use real people, places and things in your writing without getting into trouble.