How To Get A Literary Agent: The Complete Guide for Authors

How To Get A Literary Agent: The Complete Guide for Authors

In the weird, wonderful world of publishing, there are a few key figures that everyone knows about: publishers, editors, and literary agents. But do you really know what those folks do all day? In an age when anyone can upload a file and start selling their book on...
Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Is Explicit or Edgy Content Okay in Young Adult Books?

Kids are smart. Often, smarter than we might like. And that means they know when you’re talking down to them. With the internet present in everyone’s pockets thanks to smartphones, kids today have access to a whole world of content that wasn’t available just a few...
Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

Parts of a Book: The Basic Anatomy of Book Design

When you’re self-publishing a book, it’s important to pay attention to detail. You have to do all the little things that readers expect from a professional book in order to attract attention and convince people to spend their hard-earned money and precious time on...
How to Write a Query Letter: The Formula for Great Results

How to Write a Query Letter: The Formula for Great Results

If you’re looking to get a traditional publishing deal, a great query letter is a must. But it seems like a dark art: what do agents and editors want to see in that first moment of contact? How do you cut through all the clutter and get the agent to actually read your...