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Why Authors Need to Be as Accessible as Possible

@KatieMcCoach As an author today, you know that every reader is valuable. You love your readers; you want to keep the ones who are loyal and reach new ones. That’s what promotion and growing a business is all about – reaching new consumers. That’s why it’s so important for authors to be as accessible to […]

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Self-Publishing or Traditional: Which One is Right for You?

@KatieMcCoach FOR THOSE THAT are planning to self-publish a book, you may have heard by now that self-publishing is a business. It’s your business, and treating your business with professionalism and enlisting in the required help will help your business (books) succeed. For those seeking agent representation, this idea also holds true, however a publisher is […]

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Method to the (Pitch) Madness

METHOD TO THE (PITCH) MADNESS Guest post by Megan LaCroix on the inside scoop of the #PitchMadness contest. Pitch Madness was my first ever Twitter pitch contest and I entered not knowing what to expect. I’m still new to querying (heck—I’m still new to Twitter!), but I was curious to see how my work would stack […]

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Why You Should Work with an Editor Before Pitching an Agent

Sending your manuscript out to agents and editors for possible representation and publication is exciting, but mostly terrifying. You hope that your query will make a good enough impression and that an agent will be intrigued and request the full manuscript! How do you guarantee yourself the best chance of hooking — and then landing […]

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