Finding the right agent to represent you and your work is one of the most important things you can do as a writer. How do you get a literary agent who believes in you, loves your book, and will help you get published? These tips… Read More »Is It Hard to Get an Agent? 15 Tips From the Query Shark
Marketing & Selling
You wrote a book of poetry; now, how do you sell it? The most important thing is to overcome your resistance to the idea of marketing and selling your book of poems. Most poets and writers don’t love the branding, marketing, publicizing and selling part of book publishing! I get it.
When I met with my nonfiction publisher and book marketing team, we discussed these nine ways to promote my first Christian self-help book for women. My marketing plan will help you launch and promote your own nonfiction book.
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… Read More »The Nonfiction Book Proposal That Won Me a Publishing Contract
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… Read More »How to Hire a Social Media Marketer
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… Read More »Overwhelmed by the Thought of Selling Your Writing? Help is Here
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… Read More »Example of a Query Letter to Literary Agents for a Nonfiction Book
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… Read More »6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online