Marketing & Selling


The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract

Are you writing a Christian nonfiction book? Then you need to write a book proposal that appeals to literary agents, acquisitions editors, publishing boards, and the marketing staff at publishing houses. And – if you want to get your Christian book published – then you need to read sample book […]

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Query Letters How to Get a Literary Agent

The Query Shark’s Best Advice on How to Get a Literary Agent

Here’s how to write a query letter that is good enough to get a literary agent’s attention. These 15 tips for pitching your book idea or manuscript are from the agent who created a whale of a blog called Query Shark. I first met literary agent Janet Reid at the […]


How to Hire a Social Media Marketer

Your hands are full doing what you love (writing, creating products, running your business) – you have no time to market your books and brand online! It’s time to hire a social media marketer. Here’s what one published author says: “I’ve read a million ‘how to’s’ about social media, and […]

Examples of Using Sensory Details in Your Writing

Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here

If you’re a writer who gets overwhelmed when you think of marketing and selling your writing, you’re not alone! Not wanting to promote my writing is why I hesitate to pursue a literary agent and get my books published. Here’s how a fellow writer describes it: “The thought of all […]


Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book

Here’s the query letter for my “Quips and Tips” nonfiction book series, which I sent to a couple dozen literary agents five days ago. So far, I’ve received six positive responses and many rejections. I’ll post some of the agents’ responses soon — some of them are really interesting! Fellow […]


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5 Ways to Market and Sell Your Poetry Book

You’ll find selling poetry much easier if you know how to spread the word! These five tips for marketing your book of poems are from published poet and freelance writer Cherie Burbach. “Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree.  He doesn’t […]


6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

These tips for promoting your book are free – but they still require effort! The right marketing tips will help you avoid paying money to PR companies and publicists – and these tips are for authors who have more time than money. First, remember: “Success isn’t always an immediate change.” ~ […]