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Featured Writer of the Week: Jonathan Merritt

Posted: April 5, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Merritt is a writer based in New York City. He writes on religion, culture, and politics for The Atlantic, The Week, and is author of several critically-acclaimed books including Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words are Vanishing - and How We Can Revive Them. Learn more at

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What Happens When Editors Get Their Hands on Your Book : Interview with Editor Carrie Cantor

Posted: March 15, 2020 | By:

This article about Carrie Cantor, who has three decades’ worth of experience in the book publishing industry, is about the importance of searching for the right editor, the value an editor can bring, and her own process when working with an author. The full article was...

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4 Tactics When Your Op-Ed Pitch Elicits Crickets

Posted: March 2, 2020 | By:

Jonathan Rick - How to Write an Op-Ed

For 15 years, I’ve been writing and pitching op-eds. Here are the most memorable and useful lessons I’ve learned over the years — the hard way:

1. Sometimes,...

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How to Write a Book with Content You Already Have

Posted: February 24, 2020 | By:

Are you interested in writing a book, but a little overwhelmed by the size of the project? If you’ve been working in your industry for a long time or you have your own business, you’ve probably already created a lot of content that could be a great starting point for a book. When you look at it this way, becoming a published author seems a lot less intimidating.

 

Amelia Forczak is passionate about...

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How to Build Your Business Book Author Platform (Before You’ve Written a Word)

Posted: January 13, 2020 | By:

Considering writing a business book? You can start building your author platform today, before you've written a word.

This article by Ginny Carter has been reposted with the author's permission. It is originally an excerpt from Your Business Your Book, published 7th November 2019.  Read more on her website, marketingtwentyone.co.uk.


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2020 Self-Publishing Predictions from the Alliance of Independent Authors

Posted: January 3, 2020 | By:

With self-publishing on the rise, it's vital for authors to keep an eye on the increasing opportunities and happenings along this publishing path. This post was originally published on the Alliance of Independent Authors website by founder and director Orna Ross. It has been reposted here with permission from the author.


This New Year marks not just the turning of a year but the beginning of a decade. Ten years ago the iPhone was a new-fangled...

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The Power of Positioning (for Authors and Publishers)

Posted: November 15, 2019 | By:

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...

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Nathan Bransford Breaks Down Hybrid Publishing

Posted: October 4, 2019 | By:

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 

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6 Reasons Why Book Coaching Is a Great Side Hustle for a Ghostwriter

Posted: September 27, 2019 | By:

Jennie Nash Book Coaching - Gotham Ghostwriters

This post is written by Jennie Nash, founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, who will provide a free introductory webinar on book coaching in partnership with Gotham Ghostwriters on October 9, 2019. Learn more and register here.


Book coaches help fiction...

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Featured Writer of the Week: Jordan Michael Smith

Posted: September 9, 2019 | By:

Bronwyn Fryer - Gotham Ghostwriters

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...

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