PSA: Keep Your Day Job
Merritt Tierce has a great name but it doesn’t begin with J, so I’m a little unclear as to why she assumed she could make a living out of writing.
Q & A with Tall Poppy Writers
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...
Tucker Max and GG on Finding the Perfect Ghostwriter
Q&A with Kristin Mehus-Roe of Girl Friday Productions
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...
Q&A with Writing Coach Justine Duhr of WriteByNight
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...
GOTHAM GHOSTWRITERS UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE
Q & A with Literary Agent, 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...
Q & A with 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,...