Fast Five with Joel Friedlander

I had a chance to sit down with Joel Friendlander, publishing guru and self-publishing expert. He frequently speaks about changes in the publishing industry and how to make your book stand out in a crowded field. Visit his website at The Book Designer for more info....

Judging a Book By Its Cover

Authors all agree that a book cover is one of the most important aspects of marketing and selling a book. Agents always try to negotiate book cover consultation rights, which, in practice, can be a bit of a tug-of-war with the publisher. Book cover approval rights are...

Recommended Summer Reads for Kiddos!

Summer’s officially here, but you may know a little bookworm who’s not ready to put away the books. Here are some of my favorite titles for 8-14-year-olds…. There’s something here for everyone: young history buffs, outdoorsy kids, aspiring...

How to Write a High Concept Pitch

When you are pitching your book to agents or editors, it’s helpful to have a High Concept pitch. I’ve seen High Concept defined in different ways, but generally a High Concept Pitch has mass commercial appeal and uses references, whether from film or...