A Crash Course in Book Marketing

A Crash Course in Book Marketing

We’ll bring this series on profitable authorship to a close with the most rudimentary talk on marketing that one could possibly imagine. That isn’t to say that this article will be light reading; far from it. But marketing is a vast subject, a rather nebulous and ever-changing art that you’ll be learning for the rest of your life.

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Developing a Healthy Author-Agent Relationship

Developing a Healthy Author-Agent Relationship

So, you’ve signed with a literary agent. Congratulations! If traditional publishing is your career goal, you’ve just taken a huge step forward. But that doesn’t mean your work is done—many authors get so focused on landing an agent they forget to think about what happens after they sign the contract—how they’ll work with their shiny new agent. Because, like any relationship, author/agent partnerships need tending, need to be productive and healthy—and can go wrong. So it’s paramount to not only know what a healthy author/agent relationship looks like, but also to know how to spot the danger signs that might mean you and your agent need counseling, fast.

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The Aspiring Author’s Guide to Literary Agents

The Aspiring Author’s Guide to Literary Agents

If you’re just starting out in your writing career, you might wonder how the whole agent thing works. Getting a literary agent often seems just as challenging as getting published, and you can’t undersell the importance of this decision and the relationship that results. Signing with an agent is a legal and financial relationship that shouldn’t be undertaken lightly, but the difficulty in securing an agent sometimes makes writers feel like they have zero power in the dynamic.

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