Featured Writer Friday: John Peragine on Ghostwriting & Collaboration
John Peragine is the author of 14 books and has ghostwritten more than 100 others. He is contributor for Huffington Post, Reuters, and The Today Show. He covered the John Edwards trial exclusively for Bloomberg News and the New York Times. He has written for Wine Enthusiast, Grapevine Magazine, Acres USA, WineMaker magazine, and Writer’s Digest. He has been writing professionally since 2007, after working 13 years in social work and as the piccolo player for the Western Piedmont Symphony for over 25 years. Peragine is a member...
Featured Writer Friday: Caroline Leavitt
This Q&A with Caroline Leavitt is the first of many features showcasing the wisdom and experience of the talented writers and editors in our network. These award-winning and bestselling authors and editorial experts know the writing and publishing process inside and out.
Interview With Founder Of Gotham Ghostwriters, Dan Gerstein
1. Dan, what led you to launch Gotham Ghostwriters?
Like a lot of entrepreneurs, I stumbled across an unmet need in the marketplace after I moved to New York several years ago. There was a tremendous demand for great writing, especially among thought leaders. There was also a terrific supply of elite freelance writing talent out there. But there was no place or way for them to find each other....
New Interview: Ghostwriting in Today’s World
Recently, our founder and president Dan Gerstein was interviewed for the radio program Bill Martinez Live. In the interview Dan discusses why ghostwriting is particularly significant in today’s cultural climate and pulls back the curtain a bit on this often-elusive profession. You can listen to the interview between Dan and Bill by clinking on this
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...
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...
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,...