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8 Things That Can Go Terribly Wrong at a Book Event (And How to Avoid Them)

Posted by Christelle Lujan on November 12, 2015 at 2:37pm 3 Comments

Is your first book launch coming up? Do you have a signing scheduled? Are you ready to go on tour?


If you are planning to do a physical book tour, you’re likely racked with nerves and excitement. Going store to store isn’t for everyone, but if you’re planning to get some face time in with your audience, don’t fall victim to these unfortunate (and common) mishaps.


You’re Not on the Schedule


Whether you’re planning your events yourself or working with your publisher, sometimes mistakes are made. Whether it be the bookstores fault or a miscommunication from your team, authors have shown up to events only to find no one expected their arrival.


Before departing for your first event, make sure you’ve checked in with the bookstore to confirm…


Best Practices for Selling Your Book to Agents and Editors (or How to Avoid Being Delusional about Getting Published)

Posted by Brooke Warner on November 19, 2015 at 1:01pm 6 Comments

Deciding you’re ready to publish is a huge deal; it’s also the point where you hand over control to someone else, putting the power in the hands of an agent, an editor, the universe.

Most writers have traditional publishing aspirations. They want an agent to fall in love with their project and champion their work; they’re looking for the external validation of being accepted by a publishing house; their fantasies about getting published involve a red carpet experience that’s increasingly elusive in this industry.

I get it. Who wouldn’t want what traditional publishing, at its best, offers its authors: an advance, a built-in team; a publicity campaign. So yes, go for it, by all means, but also be vigilant, self-advocating, and savvy during this process, and remember that publishing is…


Countdown to Publication -- THE HAPPINESS PROJECT.

Posted by Gretchen Rubin on December 20, 2009 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Days remaining to publication date – 8.

The Happiness Project is an account of the year I spent testing the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. This is my fourth book (or my fifth book, if you include a book I did in collaboration with an artist).

My pub date grows ever closer. I’ve crossed a lot of things off my to-do list that are meant to encourage people to take the plunge and buy the book.

I did a book trailer. I posted sample chapters. I put together an offer of bonus…


Low-Pressure Goals Allow Your Writing Future To Evolve

Posted by Alonna Shaw on August 7, 2015 at 11:30am 6 Comments

Set an imperfect goal as your first step.

A strange thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago after reading a short article online. Ever have the experience of reading a health article and thinking to yourself  “but I thought everyone was like this”? I came away understanding my experience of the world is somewhat different than the norm; more like a tuning fork for sound and emotions, and and a heightened noticing of the tiny bits of life. A handy tool when doing critique reads, hypersensitivity and perfectionism undermine launching my projects. My sensitivity level makes it difficult to ignore nuance. At the same time, the voice in my head wants to pursue bigger-picture goals before allowing the building-block steps.

Maybe I could lighten up about some things. We all aren't wired exactly the same. I assumed everybody was a tuning fork…


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Exploring Strengths and Weaknesses of Assignments

As far as the significance of assignments in academic education is concerned, teachers have used assignment writing as a phenomenon through which they could attain their own objectives. This is due to the fact that assignment writing does offer a lot of advantages to educators and students as well. At the same time, there are some demerits or disadvantages of assignments that should be considered as well.


First of all, strengths of assignments should be…

,. place .

it is often the way, that we drift,


part company . return again

to our root.


not always where we think

it is, want it to be.


yet it is home.





Grammergency #26: A Hyphenation How-To, Part One

One of my absolute favorite sections of The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) is section 7.77, entitled “To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate.” It’s a quandary that almost every writer encounters at some point, yet very few people are clear on all the many rules surrounding the shortest dash on their computer keyboard. That’s why I’m here—to help you make sense of where to place this punctuation mark on your page and when it's best for you to leave white space…

Good Evening!

You have to start it first. We all want people to be kind to us, to listen when we speak, to understand and to smile. We all want that- but someone has to take the first step and that needs to be us.

We need to be kind first- to lend a helping hand when we can. We need to listen when someone speaks. To…

What I Learned From My Indiegogo Campaign

Background: I recently ran an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund my debut novel, Grigory's Gadget. Since I've decided to self-publish, the cost of professional editing, cover design, etc. is my burden, rather than a publisher's. For the editors and designers I've decided to work with (Writership and Deranged Doctor Design) that burden summed up to about…


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