The Power of Positioning (for Authors and Publishers)
This article by Jess Zafarris originally appeared in the August 21, 2019 edition of the publishing insider newsletter The Hot Sheet, which is curated and edited by Jane Friedman. Learn more about The Hot Sheet and subscribe here.
Coming up on its 40th year in 2020, the Romance Writers of...
Nathan Bransford Breaks Down Hybrid Publishing
This segment was reposted from Nathan Bransford's blog with permission from the author.
In the last twenty years there has been an explosion of new publishing models that take advantage of new opportunities afforded by the internet and advances in printing on demand. There’s also been a corresponding rise in scams. So what is “hybrid publishing” and how does it fit into all of this?
Hybrid publishing isn’t quite
6 Reasons Why Book Coaching Is a Great Side Hustle for a Ghostwriter
Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan Michael Smith
Jordan Michael Smith is a former speechwriter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Scott Stringer. He is the author of a bestselling Kindle Single about President Jimmy Carter called Humanity. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and many other...
The Editorial Style Guide: A Project We Never Get To
This article has been reposted on this blog with permission from the author, Joe Diorio. Read more of his work and subscribe to his newsletter here.
I am frequently asked about creating an internal...
The Author-Ghostwriter Relationship: When Books Fall Apart
On a cold and dreary Vermont day last March, I was dreaming by the woodstove of taking a summer vacation to Greece. I’ve never been to the land of Odysseus and was playing around on Airbnb, looking at a lovely, whitewashed house near a beach to stay at on the island of Corfu. My big financial ship was about to come in, so why not...
Book Promotion: 10 Tips for Authors on Social Media
It’s now a different world for writers. This is thanks to the combination of self-publishing, and the emergence of a variety of platforms for writers to share their work. Social media is now the platform of choice for writers to connect with their fans and promote their latest work.
In a way, this evens the playing field a bit. The same social media platforms that are available to world-famous authors are also available to writers who work on a smaller scale. So are many of the tools associated with promoting on social media.
Still, there’s no guarantee of success. To...
Most Ghostwriters Don’t Ask Their Clients This Question Until It’s Too Late
Every ghostwriter must also be a savvy businessperson. Here’s a simple trick to sharpen your writing business best practices.
Seasoned ghostwriters know a secret:...
Why — and How — Women Writers Need to Promote Themselves
Self-Pub Savvy: 8 Tips for Succeeding as an Indie Author
Self publishing and other nontraditional models can be a tough road to walk. MeiMei Fox, who is part of the Gotham Ghostwriters writer network, recently published an excellent piece for Forbes about success in self publishing. In it, she highlights three authors who have built sustainable indie publishing careers — and their best...