My First Sale!

It’s been a whirlwind of a week, and for me the biggest news is that I have made my first sale! While I’ve worked on a number of books as an assistant, this is my first deal as an agent in my own right, which is very exciting. The book in question...

Martyr and Talon Launch today!

Congratulations to two of the hardest working YA authors I know, Julie Kagawa and Alex (A.R.) Kahler, on the simultaneous book birthdays of their latest individual series! Julie’s TALON series was sold for 7-figures to Harlequin Teen and then optioned by...

Pitch Contests and Queries

One of the great things for writers about social media and blogs is the proliferation of pitch contests. You can hop on Twitter at appointed times and scatter your 140 (minus the hashtag) character pitch in front of everyone watching the #pitmad or #adpit hashtag,...

Write Books that Create Businesses

Today’s post is by Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach. The vast majority of authors do not make a living from their books. Most traditionally published books never “earn back” their advances, which mean they don’t sell enough copies to make the authors...