The Importance of Knowing the Agent You’re Querying

Looking through the submissions inbox, I constantly see queries from authors that obviously do not read the website and more specifically, our agents’ interests. It seems that some authors blindly send their queries to several agencies, completely ignoring their guidelines and interests. However, it is worth learning the benefits of getting to know agents before … Continue reading The Importance of Knowing the Agent You’re Querying

Six Tips For Creating The Perfect Book Title

By Ryan Byrnes Very often, a literary agent reads a great query that meet all the requirements – marketability, high quality of writing, an author with a following – and then the agent arrives at the manuscript’s title and goes, huh? This “huh?” can be boiled down to a few main functions in a title … Continue reading Six Tips For Creating The Perfect Book Title

10 Things Every Writer Should Be Doing

By Rachel Beck They say you're a writer if you write. But anyone chasing a book deal, who has put words on the page, enough to meet a goal word count, may constantly doubt those words are worth anything. Going from a writer to an author is the goal of anyone submitting their work to … Continue reading 10 Things Every Writer Should Be Doing

Building Your Author Platform

Contrary to popular belief, building your author platform is not the same thing as marketing. It’s all about networking and creating a community of people who believe in the same things your book is saying. If you were to write a young adult contemporary romance, your community might contain young adults with a belief in … Continue reading Building Your Author Platform