Book Publishing Contract –
The Art of Negotiation

August 29th, 2013

We understand how exciting news of a book publishing contract can be. It’s thrilling when a call comes in from a client exclaiming:
 

“I’ve been offered a book deal with a publisher!”

 

All of the legwork and persistence has paid off and now it is time for advance monies and congratulations!

 

While getting the offer may SEEM like crossing the finish line, the reality is your work has just begun. Before you sign your contract, it’s important to know your rights, understand what you’re reading and perfect the art of negotiation. Read the rest of this entry »

Writing a Book Review

August 26th, 2013

Writing a Book ReviewWhen writing a book review, book reviewers can use a variety of different book review formats. There is no standard to follow, though many reviewers will stick to one that they find and like so that their followers know what to expect.

 

Obviously NY Times book reviews may differ from free book reviews received from online book bloggers – but the premise is still the same. The reader is writing a review of the book and giving their personal opinion or recommendation. Read the rest of this entry »

Beware Your Self-Publishing Company

August 22nd, 2013

BewareThis week has been a tough week for self-publishing. It seems like I’ve read close to a dozen blogs about authors who have run into trouble with their self-publishing company or vanity press on a wide variety of different levels. I’ve already compiled a list of self-publishing red flags but now I want to provide some writer resources. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing Book Marketing Services

August 19th, 2013

Book Marketing ServicesChoosing the best book marketing services for your publishing program can be a daunting task. If you just Google book marketing, book publicity, or book PR, there are a wealth of advertisements and options available. Some are really fantastic! Some like to sell the dream but don’t deliver. Read the rest of this entry »

eBook Cover Design Tips

August 15th, 2013

We frequently get inquiries regarding strategic eBook cover design tips from clients and colleagues. In fact, more and more authors are focusing their sales and marketing efforts on their eBook with the printed book being an “extra” available for print book readers and bookstores through CreateSpace and/or Lightning Source. Because this is such a hot topic, we figured we would pull together our tips into one place. Read the rest of this entry »