Archive for December, 2015

The Proof is in the Pudding—Another Client Lands a Publisher!!!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

When we write a nonfiction book designed to help, teach, or guide others, it’s the results that matter. I love hearing from author readers or clients who have achieved the success they’re after. Just last night, I received an email from one of my clients telling me that Houghton Mifflin has expressed an interest in […]

Authors Hate Silence

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Are you like me? When you come out with a new book, are you eager for feedback? Do you wait rather impatiently hoping to hear from a reader or see a review posted to your Amazon page? All you want is a little validation that the book you worked so hard to produce has struck […]

“Why Isn’t My Book Selling?”

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

I’m often asked by authors who are keenly aware of their audience and how to reach them, “What more I can do to promote to this audience?” The author might list the activities they’ve engaged in and even admit that they were mildly successful. “When I do this, I sell books. But I want to […]

Are You Writing for Young Adults?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Excerpted from Propose Your Book, How to Craft Persuasive Proposals for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children’s Books. The young adult book category has been popular for several years and continues to expand. While it seems like a fairly new genre, it is actually just coming of age. The first distinction between children’s books and books for […]

What’s the Most Important Part of a Book Proposal?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Most authors, as they strain and stress through the development of their book proposal, will wonder, Where should I put the most effort? What is the most important part of this darn thing? What aspect of it will impress a publisher most? These are valid questions and concerns. But you should also be asking, What […]