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...
How Advances and Royalties Really Work

How Advances and Royalties Really Work

Six-figure advance! Huge deal for new series by beloved bestselling author! Novel by new author goes for crazy amount at auction! Industry headlines scream about how much traditionally published authors can make—massive advances, bidding wars on books—but have you...
How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

How To Get Your Small Press Book Professionally Reviewed for Free

Reviews sell books. That much is a fact. And they’re even more important to indie authors, who don’t have the marketing muscle of a huge multi-billion-dollar corporation behind them. In order to take a chance on a new book, people require what’s called “social proof.”...