Q&A: Agent Rejection, Author Websites, And Starting with “And.”
|

Q&A: Agent Rejection, Author Websites, And Starting with “And.”

Today on the podcast, Chris and Gena answer questions from listeners and writers on Twitter including:

What should a self-published author include on their website?
Is it OK to begin sentences with “And” or “Because”?
Will agents reject a submission based on word count?

…and more!

4 Essential Pillars of a Successful Writing Career

4 Essential Pillars of a Successful Writing Career

If you want to become a full-time writer, or even just author a book in your spare time, you need to know the four pillars of a writing career: Writing, Publishing, Branding, and Selling.

In this episode, Chris and Gena talk about each one and how you can launch your career or book with these pillars.

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

My One Month Deep Dive Into Self-Publishing (A Journal)

Today I started what promises to be a month long deep dive into self-publishing, Amazon ads and the KDP platform. While I’ve had great commercial success with many of my titles published traditionally, my self-published books through Amazon have become stagnant. Given what I know of today’s publishing market, there’s no reason for this other…

PubIt! by Barnes and Noble [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

PubIt! by Barnes and Noble [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

I’ve been a huge proponent of the Amazon Kindle, but today I attended a class about the Barnes and Noble Nook, which is a slightly different platform. Less a dedicated ereader and more a mini-tablet, the Nook uses the Android operating system. Here’s what B&N rep Mark Hollingsworth had to share about publishing for this…

Don’t Fear the Ebook [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

Don’t Fear the Ebook [Live-blogging the DFW Writer’s Conference]

Russell C. Conner spoke on ebooks today, revealing some of his personal experience with the format. He’s actually found his self-published ebooks outselling his hard copies by 8-to-1! The two C’s of electronic media: Convenience—it must be easy to download and customizable Cost—the price must be lower than its physical counterpart Compare, for instance, the…