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...

Seven Tips for Pitching Agents at Conferences

It’s September and the beginning of a new season. Some of you will be attending a slew of writer’s conferences this Fall. I’ve compiled some useful tips so that you can get the most out of your pitch sessions with agents. I’m looking forward to...

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...