Pitching Literary Agents

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Literary Agent

No one said getting your book published was easy. In fact, until the existence of self-publishing, it was one of the hardest things to do on earth (just ask any author who’s queried over 100 agents to represent their manuscript […]

Writers’ Conferences: Why You Should Go and How to Make the Most of Them

Writers’ conferences are wonderful—some say vital—opportunities to connect with fellow authors, agents, and sometimes even editors and representatives from publishing houses around the world. If you plan on pursuing traditional publishing (or simply want to make some potentially useful connections […]

9 Dos & Don’ts of Querying

In the previous post I discussed what querying is and how to do it, while in this post I will explore some tips about how to query successfully, and what not to do.

Firstly, keep in mind that the things you […]

The 6 Essential Elements for Your Query Letter

One of the nice things about self-publishing your book is that querying is not even a part of the picture. You have to do a lot of other things, like formatting your book, hiring a cover artist or designing one […]

A Handy Guide to Getting Your Book Published Traditionally

Self-publishing’s gigantic rise over the last five years has created a platform where authors can compare the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. A few weeks ago, I highlighted the experiences and opinions of authors in the publishing industry […]