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Q & A with Tall Poppy Writers

Posted: February 17, 2017 | By:

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Tall Poppy Writers is a marketing co-op of authors who help one another reach their target readers. We reached out to Ann Garvin, the founder of the group, as well as some other members of the community to share their insights on how trends in publishing are affecting them and what it's like to be a professional author in the digital age.

GG: Why did you start Tall Poppy Writers?

TPW: When I started...

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Q&A with Kristin Mehus-Roe of Girl Friday Productions

Posted: September 6, 2016 | By:

Kristin Mehus-Roe

Girl Friday Productions is a full-service book production company based in Seattle that helps authors bring their projects to market—whether they're working with a traditional publisher or publishing independently. We spoke to one of their directors about the changing needs in the publishing world and her best advice for authors looking to build their platform.

GG: Why and how was GFP established, and how has it evolved...

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Q&A with Writing Coach Justine Duhr of WriteByNight

Posted: August 5, 2016 | By:

Justine Duhr

WriteByNight is a Manhattan-based writers’ service that helps writers and aspiring writers improve their skills and increase their chances of getting published (traditionally or on their own). We reached out to one of their co-founders to get her perspective on the latest trends in the industry and the things to consider when trying to launch a career as an author. 

GG: What major changes have you noticed in the publishing...

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Q & A with Literary Agent, Eileen Cope

Posted: June 27, 2016 | By:

Eileen Cope

GG: What made you decide to be an agent? How did you get your start in book publishing?

Ms. Cope: I started in the editorial department at GP Putnam’s Sons — before they merged with Penguin and Random House. I was one of the assistants to then-President Phyllis Grann, which was such a great education in publishing because I got to see all the different facets that make a book successful — editorially, marketing and publicity, and...

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Q & A with Josh Bernoff

Posted: June 25, 2016 | By:

Josh Bernoff

GG: Tell us a little about your new book, Writing Without Bullshit.

Mr. Bernoff: Writing Without Bullshit is about practical writing in the 21st century. I address the fact that we all learned to write for readers who read in print — but people overwhelmingly read on screens now. This requires a pointed, bold, bullshit-free writing style. If you acquire the discipline of writing like that, you'll stand out from all the lazy,...

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