Topic: Guest blog

Authors! Do Your Own Initial Review of Publishing Contracts Guest Post by Julie Bernard

Authors!  Do Your Own Initial Review of Publishing Contracts Guest Post by Julie Bernard

Before you engage and pay a lawyer to review and edit a publishing contract, do your own high-level review to see if the basics are there. If not, it’s a red flag. If so, then it may be time to lawyer-up for a detailed review and negotiation. There is no such thing as a standard contract that should be signed without proper review. Standard contracts are a good place to start and it is important …

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3 ways to find readers for your Fiction

3 ways to find readers for your Fiction

 
Too often, authors come to me only several weeks before they want to launch their books, asking me to help them create a publicity campaign.

One of the first questions I ask is, “Who’s the target market for your book?”
Nonfiction authors have a pretty good idea. They rattle off the demographics and likes and dislikes of their ideal readers in about 30 seconds, sometimes with a little prodding from me.
For fiction authors, the question often stumps …

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