Posts tagged "publishing"

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent If you wrote a book and it has been published or self-published in the last ten or so years, chances are YOU and/or your publisher are leaving a lot of money on the table. In your publisher’s case, if you have one, it’s just not that high of a priority. […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher Most of the authors whose books are going to be sold this year are already under contract with publishers. But here’s the good news: NOW is the ideal time to prepare to be part of the January buying frenzy. Do you have a good nonfiction book […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Chief Talent Launcher If you own a business, want to start one or have a career you’d like to grow, here’s the deal: you need to consider writing a book. Not just any book. Certainly not the time-wasting pipe dream Great American Novel. You need to write a real, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Business Owner A book is a GREAT calling card… …but only if you use it to “call” on people! Are you published already? Have a book in the works or in your head? For a few hundred dollars, anybody can self-publish a digital book. Add a few bucks more, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent and Business Owner If you’ve got a book inside your head or your hard drive; in print or in digital form; published or self-published…and you also own a business, this article is meant for you: Getting published is the best way to leap into the minds of your prospects, customers, […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s pretty sad when you put all that time, thought, effort and in some cases money into creating a book and it doesn’t sell. Thousands of people will have a book release from a “legitimate” publisher and more than 75% of them will under-perform. More than 400,000 people will self-publish […]

  Dear Literary Agent, I always hear people going on and on about how we authors need to be building platforms.  I also always hear agents and editors saying that self-publishing is a bad choice for writers like me.  I’ve heard stories in the news about self-published authors who have made it big, though – […]

  By Alex Schnitzler, Editorial Director A client was ready to write his second nonfiction book.  He self-published his first, but he had bigger dreams and signed with our agency to prepare a proposal package to send to publishing houses.  The proposal draft he sent our agency lacked clear focus, but he had the beginnings […]

By Wendy Keller, Senior Literary Agent   If you’ve been thinking about becoming an author because you know how much it will catapult you, your business and your profits into the big time, you need to know which option will give you the best results. Deciding to write and market a book is likely the […]

By Wendy Keller, Senior Literary Agent There were about 160 people crowded into the room, some forced to stand, all waiting for my presentation to begin.  I felt flattered. It was Day Three of the writer’s conference and this was my third and final presentation at this event. Suddenly, an idea struck me.  I decided […]