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Sell Your Translation Rights If you are one of the millions of people who has self-published your book, or whose publisher didn’t sell translation rights, you are losing money every day. You can make more money from your book by selling translation rights worldwide. Most authors, especially those who self-publish, have no idea how many […]

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 Chief Talent Launcher Thinking about writing a book but not quite sure whether it is a good use of your time? Have you heard “bad” things about self-publishing…about publishers…about literary agents? If you have an inkling that you might want to write a nonfiction book on the subject of […]

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 […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent It’s lunch and you’re hungry.  You want a cheese sandwich.  The number of decisions that might go into this allegedly simple decision are potentially infinite. Assuming you can have anything you want in this world full of possibilities:   Do you want the wheat, rye, white, brioche, pumpernickel or rustica? […]

By Wendy Keller, Literary Agent Anybody with a credit card can self-publish… But the authors who want their book to have maximum impact on the world and on their own bottom line invariably seek out bona fide, legitimate publishers. You know, the kind of people who pay an advance for the honor of printing your […]