The MTV/American Idol Effect in Writing

A Guest Post by Rhonda Eudaly This essay will appear in my forthcoming book Publishing & Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. —-{—-{@ Once upon a time it was enough for authors to write a brilliant story, have it published, and be exalted all without leaving their homes. It was, once, “sexy” for an author…

Using Public Speaking to Market Your Book

A Guest Post by Denniger Bolton. This essay will appear in my forthcoming book Publishing and Marketing Realities for the Emerging Author. —-{—-{@ Your willingness to do “whatever it takes” to reach your goals is the key ingredient to success in any endeavor. However, most writers I know, not all but most, are solitary souls…

Stay True to Your Reader or Sell Out?

In the writing business, we often get conflicting advice from our readers, other writers, and industry professionals like agents and editors. Agents advise us to write what’s in our hearts, but they can only sell what the editors want. The editors want more of what is already selling, limiting their risk in this fast-changing business….