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January 6, 2009

How a Writing or Publishing Co-Op Works

Published author Iris Waichler, MSW, explains how a writing or publishing co-operative affects a writer’s platform – and describes the writing, publishing, and book marketing process.

First, Waichler offers a writing tip from A Book is Born: 24 Authors Tell All (which she contributed to).

“Don’t be afraid to contact people you feel may be out of reach to help with your book, project, and or cause,” says Waichler. “Speak to them honestly and from your heart.”

She explains that she wrote a fan letter to Katharine Hepburn, who wrote back. And, she asked Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD, to endorse her book (Riding the Infertility Roller Coaster) – and Northrup did!

So, fellow scribes, don’t be afraid to ask that editor to publish your article, the famous doctor to endorse your book, or a fellow blogger to add you to his or her blogroll. Taking risks is the only way to be successful as a writer.

Click on the book cover for more info about A Book is Born, which was published by Waichler’s writing co-operative. And, read on for Iris Waichler’s description of how a publishing co-operative works…Read More »How a Writing or Publishing Co-Op Works