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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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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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How An Editor Sees It (#10queries)

I am taking part in an awesome event for writers called Pitch to Publication. It’s run by Samantha Fountain, and she’s amazing for setting this up. In short, this event matches writers with editors and agents with the goal of selling a manuscript at the end. The first part of this event is the selection […]

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What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor)

I recently I attended a lecture hosted by GLAWS, and the guest speaker for the day was literary agent, Steve Hutson. I’m sure you can guess the focus of the event (hint, see featured picture). What NOT to Say to a Literary Agent (or Editor). I like attending events such as this because on top of the […]

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