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...
5 Ways Writing By Hand Can Boost Your Creative Career

5 Ways Writing By Hand Can Boost Your Creative Career

These days, the vast majority of us always have a keyboard of some kind close by. Whether that’s the tiny virtual keyboard on your phone, the compact layout on your laptop, or a perfectly positioned and broken-in desktop keyboard, there’s always something nearby to...
Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

Sell Sheets: How to Pitch Your Book to Reviewers

It’s four months before the big day—four months until you publish your book! Everything is written, revised, edited, and laid out and you’re even finalizing your cover. You’ve made your marketing plans, and part of that includes pursuing professional reviews. You’re...