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19 Apr 2019

HOW TO PITCH YOUR NONFICTION BOOK TO THE RIGHT PUBLISHERS IN 4 EASY STEPS

You’ve put your heart and soul into your book, and it is a great achievement to celebrate! But now that you have it completed, what do you do with it? Your book is written and edited to perfection…now what? Most likely, you will want to get it published and have it become successful, whether to […]

17 Apr 2019

CONFUSING TERMS IN AUTHORSHIP

You glance at the cover of the memoir you are reading, and realize that the author of the book is not exactly clear. There is a name on the bottom, but below that there is yet another name. So, what does it all mean? In the process of creating content for a book, there is […]

16 Apr 2019

AMAZON AUTHOR RANK: THE WHAT, THE HOW, AND THE WHY OF THIS PURSUIT

We all want to know how our writing stacks up against the rest. Be it The New York Times Bestsellers, your local library’s book-of-the-month selection, Oprah’s book club, or some other means, we feel like these are indications that “we’ve made it.” Amazon – the world’s the largest Internet retailer – has even jumped into […]

11 Apr 2019

COPYWRITER Q&A: SUZANNE KEARNS TALKS THE INS AND OUTS OF EBOOK PUBLISHING

The Writers For Hire (TWFH) team member Suzanne Kearns is our very own e-publishing guru. She’s written and ghostwritten more than a dozen eBooks and her extensive list of published works includes a variety of genres, from how-to and business books to Christian fiction. In this installment of Copywriter Q&A, Suzanne answers all of our […]

10 Apr 2019

PEN NAMES AND THE FAMOUS AUTHORS WHO USE THEM

If you have ever read a book and found yourself thinking that the style and way of writing seemed very familiar, it is possible that the book you are reading was actually written by your favorite author —only under a pen name. A pen name, also known as a nom de plume or a pseudonym, […]

08 Apr 2019

HOW TO FIND A BOOK WHEN YOU’VE FORGOTTEN THE TITLE

Have you ever tried to find a book you read years ago, only to discover that you have no recollection of the book’s title or author? Unfortunately, books are not categorized by storylines or characters (you know, the things that we CAN easily remember). They are categorized by the titles and authors— the very things […]

05 Apr 2019

BEFORE YOU RECORD AN INTERVIEW, IS IT LEGAL?

In the era of smartphones where an audio recorder is often a standard device function, recording a conversation, an interview, or a business meeting has never been easier. A quick thumb swipe over that red record button gives us a resource to fact-check what we just heard. It can help us engage with the people […]

03 Apr 2019

5 BOOKS EVERY ASPIRING WRITER SHOULD READ

The well-known author, Stephen King, famously said: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” As with any profession, the more writers can study their craft and learn from professionals, the better they will be. But, are all books treated equally? […]

01 Apr 2019

15 “MUST READ” AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Autobiographies can be fascinating to read. Discovering intimate details about someone’s life, as seen from their own perspective, can give you insight into who that person truly is and what makes them tick. Not all autobiographies are award winning, or even worth reading, though. Luckily, we have found a  great article from lifehack.org, that lists […]

27 Mar 2019

WHAT’S THE SCOOP BEHIND BEST-SELLERS?

In 1895, the literary journal The Bookman launched the first “bestseller list” in the United States. The small monthly magazine stopped running its lists in 1918 and then went under in 1933. By which point The New York Times had already begun to fuel the flames of our fascination with bestsellers. Today, few have likely […]

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