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For all the speedy change happening to the publishing industry, I rarely hear anyone speculate that publishers’ royalty statements will leap in frequency. So what’s a girl to do if she wants to know how her book is selling? The answer used to be: stare at your Amazon ranking, that curious but meaningless statistic. But these days, you can do better. …
Hi Authors! For my second post, here is a list of 14 book review blogs (some geared towards YA and fantasy), which collectively have over 50,000 followers! I researched about 500 book blogs and these were the ones with the most followers and current activity. Try to contact these sites first to review your new or upcoming release for some widespread exposure! …Continue
When I first began to work on IF I BRING YOU ROSES, I was overwhelmed by the enormity of my ambition. I recall how I stood in the middle of my office surrounded by all the books that I loved. How could I ever hope to achieve what Anton Chekhov, Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald had? I was a mere mortal. I couldn’t think of how to start so I prayed—for guidance to research and learn all that I needed to know to tell my story and—for the talent to…Continue
Jill Bryant is a freelance writer and editor who also writes nonfiction books for children and book reviews for Quill & Quire. She is the author of Dazzling Women Designers, Backyard Circus, Making Shadow Puppets, Amazing Women Athletes, and many others. She freelances for Scholastic, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, and several other publishers. Visit her site at http://jillbryant.ca/…
In preparing for the February, 2012 release of my YA contemporary romantic fantasy VEILED VIRTUES by Muse It Up Publishing, I created a marketing plan that I would like to share, and if it is beneficial to anyone, please comment! Also, if you have other ideas, please let us know by sharing via a comment. Many of these are free!!! Over the next few months, I will be posting more detailed information on many of the points below, so please friend / follow me to get the latest…Continue
The rise of the Internet has resulted in the rise of self-publishing. We frequently discuss this phenomenon on She Writes, covering everything from the navigation of its pitfalls to the diminishing lists of the big publishing houses. What we forget, however, is that there are levels of self-publishing. There are platforms like iUniverse and Lulu, which give you a finished hard copy…Continue
Countdown to Publication—Week Five
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter.” Oscar Wilde
I am five weeks away from the publication of my debut novel IF I BRING YOU ROSES and I am…Continue
Available now on She Writes Radio, editor Alexandra Shelley (editor of Kathryn Stockett's "The Help") and literary agent Eleanor Jackson discussing revision, publishing, and how to know when a book is 'finished'. Listen to the whole show here!
If you're looking for tools and experts to help you with editing your project or your agent search, be…Continue
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She Writes amigas, I have a confession to make: I had a crisis of faith. It began with a question, sneaking up on me while I was doing something as ordinary…Continue
At this year's BEA conference, the talk was all e. Ebooks, epub, e-everything. And it got me to thinking. She Writes has an amazingly engaged, talented community, an authentic voice, and an audience. Maybe we should think about doing some publishing ourselves.
However when I began to look at all the available…Continue
My publicist, Lauren Cerand, recently shared with me an email I sent her back in 2005 when we were first working together on PR. She asked me to put together a wish-list that would serve as our working goals. With…Continue
It has occurred to me, SheWriters, that I haven’t even told you anything about my new novel, SILVER SPARROW. And this dovetails perfectly into my challenge for this week—How to talk about my book. It’s a tricky proposition. I want something punchy that people can remember, but I also want to do justice to my project. When someone asks me "What's Your Book About?" I could answer…Continue
In Which Sarah Glazer Indulges in the Guilty Pleasure of Paper Books
The bell jingles when you open the door just like the quaint shops in old movies, the books stand open on the shelves inviting you to look at the colorful endpapers, and there’s a scent from fresh flowers in a vase.
That’s the enticing atmosphere of a bookshop in London’s Bloomsbury…Continue
This week's winner of our new "15K" contest -- which will feature the writer who referred the most new members each week from now until we hit the 15,000 member mark -- is SUE MAYNARD! (WE LOVE YOU SUE!) SW Founder Kamy Wicoff asked her Five Questions...…Continue
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First of all, why should you listen to me, an unknown author, tell you how to sell your book on Kindle? A little more than a year ago, I was a semi-retired professor of U.S. Women’s history who, besides a few academic articles, had never published a thing. What I did have was a manuscript of an historical mystery I had written 20 years earlier, based on my doctoral research on working women in the late nineteenth century. In the 20 years after writing the first draft, while I pursued my…Continue
I first read pages of Sara J. Henry's debut novel more than ten years ago, well before I'd sold my own first novel. She is one of the most persistent writers I've ever met. And I couldn't be more delighted to be celebrating…Continue