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What’s Next for Hybrid Publishing

Posted: August 3, 2018 | By:

In 2012, I cofounded She Writes Press with a clear vision for what our press would be, but without a clear definition. We were creating something that combined self-publishing and traditional publishing, curating the books, and placing a strong value on editing and design, but without author platforms or a particular sales threshold driving our publishing decisions. Because our model is author subsidized, we were...

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Free(lance) Advice


If you want to hire a writer, get a writer to write the ad

Posted: June 29, 2018 | By:

The company is advertising for a writing job, but it lets HR goons write the job description.

And so the company seeks a writer who is a "self-starter with ability to work independently and juggle multiple projects and deadlines." Because nothing motivates a writer like the promise of lonely desperation.

The company further specifies that it needs someone who is "responsive and focused on executing in a fast-paced...

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Job Opening: Communications/Marketing Manager

Posted: May 22, 2018 | By:

 

Communications/Marketing Manager

Job Description

 

SUMMARY: Gotham Ghostwriters, the country’s premier agency for ghostwriting and related publishing and profile-building services, is looking for a communications/marketing manager to join in a key role on our small team, to build and manage the visibility, reach, and reputation of Gotham.

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Company Update


Job Opening: Managing Director, Speechwriting

Posted: May 21, 2018 | By:

Our agency is launching a search for an executive communications pro to lead and grow our speechwriting practice.

 

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced speechwriter with a strong entrepreneurial bent and a solid background in client development/management who is hungry for a new challenge. 

 

Below is the full job description.

 

If you are interested in being...

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Company Update


Job Opening: Chief Book Matchmaker

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Chief Book Matchmaker 

Job Description

SUMMARY: Gotham Ghostwriters, the country’s premier ghostwriting agency, is seeking an entrepreneurial wordsmith with a strong background in book publishing to manage our stable of book ghosts and editors and oversee the assignment of projects for our clients.

We are a disruptive start-up now...

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Company Update


Job Opening: Managing Director, Thought Leadership Group

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Our agency is looking for an entrepreneurial content pro to lead and grow our Thought Leadership practice.

 

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced PR, media, or publishing maven with a strong entrepreneurial bent and a solid background in client development/management who is hungry for a new challenge. 

 

Below is the full job description.

 

If you are interested in being...

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Company Update


Job Opening: Managing Director, Bookwriters Group

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Our agency is looking for a publishing professional to lead and grow our book writing practice.

 

This position is ideally suited for a literary agent or entrepreneurial editor who is already versed in the art of smart content and eager for a new challenge with high-reward potential.

 

Below is the full job description.

 

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please...

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Publishing Advice


Ghosts: A Thing of the Past?

Posted: May 18, 2018 | By:

Six years ago I helped a young Army officer who was dying of cancer to write his memoir. The first edition, published by Beaver's Pond Press, had my name on the cover, because that's what the author and I felt was most honest. When Random House bought the rights, they wanted me off the cover on account of people look askance at an as-told-to book.

Caring about book sales the most, I readily agreed to this change. Unfortunately the author...

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Free(lance) Advice


Content Marketing is Good for Your Soul — And Your Company’s Too

Posted: May 9, 2018 | By:

Content marketing is a way to drive traffic to your site, get leads, and generate business, right? Well, sure. But if that’s all it is, it’s just inside-out advertising.

No, I think there’s more to it than that.

I’m considering this as I prepare for three upcoming conferences. Starting tomorrow, May 2, I’ll be at the 

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Free(lance) Advice


What’s the Difference Between Story and Narrative? And Why It Matters to You

Posted: May 4, 2018 | By:

Story vs Narrative.

This one distinction forms the basis of all our workshops, client work, and even my next book in the making:

And here’s why —

Story, in its simplest form, is about a character and the things that happen to them. As author Michael Lewis defines it, “a story...

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