Written by Wendy Keller It’s safe to say that your mom thinks you’re really something special. If you’re lucky, so does your partner and maybe, if they’re under 12, so do your kids. But when it comes to selling your book to a publisher – or to the world – your immediate circle of […]
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Written by Wendy Keller So you’ve got a message you want to spread and you’ve got the moxie it takes to stand in front of a room of strangers and talk. Now what? Some people want to become professional speakers because they want an exciting new career. Others have a burning topic they just have […]
Written by Wendy Keller Did you know that more than 320 rights exist in any piece of intellectual property? How many of those rights are you thinking of when you consider writing a book, giving a speech or creating an audio product? Quickly assessing your product for hidden revenue streams is an important skill. […]
Written by Wendy Keller Imagine you are a literary agent sitting beside a box brimming with queries. You lift your letter knife high and the sun glints off its blade, illuminating your evil grin. “Whose dreams can I dash today?” you chuckle as you pluck the first victim from the pile. Or try this: an […]
Written by Wendy Keller “Why do you think your book will be published?” The hopeful author pauses a moment before responding to my question. “Well, I, uh. Hmm. Wait, I know! Everybody is going to buy my book!” He finishes with a triumphant flourish of his hand. The rest of the audience stares at us. […]
3 Kinds of Writers – Which are you? by Wendy Keller, literary agent Recently, a news story appeared about a female literary agent who was stalked. In the early days of my career, I had two stalkers – kinda creepy. I changed my address. That ended that. Worse than stalkers, though, in my opinion are […]
Written by Wendy Keller So you’ve got something to say to the world? Great! Now how do you find a way to get people to pay to listen to you? Professional speakers like Zig Ziglar, Dale Carnegie, Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, the late Jim Rohn, Jack Canfield and others blasted themselves into the stratosphere using […]