Book-Buying Tips During Quarantine

An odd benefit of sheltering in place is that being forced to stay inside can be a great opportunity to get through your TBR list–all those books you’ve put on your wishlist To Be Read once you have the time. Now that we all have the time but not the...

Agent Spotlight: Tricia Skinner

How did you become a literary agent? A few years ago, my agent (Fuse co-founder Laurie McLean) approached me about this career path. I was intrigued by the business side of publishing, but there was so much I didn’t know because I only saw it from the...

Client Spotlight: Nita Brooks, Author of Redesigning Happiness

Tips for changing up your living space By Nita Brooks Ever since I was a kid I loved to change up my space. Whether it was spending a weekend moving the furniture around, adding new posters to the wall, or asking my parents to paint the walls pink (which they did) I...

What’s in a Brand Name?

Brand (n): (1) your identity in the business, (2) your own unique take on an established genre, (3) how you write to and interact with a certain audience as only you can. With consistent, high performance, your name will eventually become synonymous with your brand....

About Those Submission Guidelines…

By Tricia Skinner Writers usually spend a great deal of time preparing to send queries to agents they’ve selected as “a good match” for them and their creative work. That may include following agents on social media to get a feel for their...

The 10 Best Ways to Market Your Books

By Laurie McLean 1. Set Goals 2. Create Your Author Brand 3. Perform a Social Media Audit 4. Start Tweeting 5. Form a Fan Base on Facebook 6. Blog! 7. Grow Your Community 8. Join Organizations 9. Network at Events 10. Build an Amazon Author Profile Create Once, Then...