Friday, September 30, 2011

Marketing with School Visits

How to use school visits to build relationships that will result in increased sales.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Surviving Rejection

Rejection hurts, but maybe these tips will help.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Ten tips that seem to go against the conventional wisdom.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ebook Trends

What's in the future for ebooks?

Monday, September 26, 2011


Make sure the end of your book is satisfying to your readers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Author Bruce Coville's tips for fantasy writing.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Marketing Your Second Book

Things an author should do differently the second time around.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Unagented Publisher Offers

What should you do if you don't have an agent and you receive an offer from a publisher.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Photos in Nonfiction

The challenge of including photos and cartoons in your nonfiction books and articles.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New MG/YA Agent

Barbara Scott is joining Wordserve and will be accepting middle grade and young adult submissions.

Monday, September 19, 2011


How to indicate dialect while still making your story readable.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Query Mistakes

Don't make these rookie mistakes when you query agents.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Publisher Services

What do you get from a traditional publisher?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Ideas

Maybe making a list from one of these prompts will give you a book idea.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Math and Science Books

A blog about using children's books to teach math and science.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to Market Your Book

Rachelle Gardner provides an extensive list of book marketing links.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teacher Guides

Why you should have one and how to choose someone to write  it.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Preparing for Publication

What to do between your book's acceptance and its publication.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Picture Book Market

Agent Jennifer Laughran talks about the picture book market.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quick First Draft

Using a tip from screenwriting, here's one method of producing a quick and dirty skeleton of a first draft.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Social Media Resources

Harold Underdown provides links to social media information.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Book Proposals

How to write book proposals for both nonfiction or fiction.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Social Media No-nos

Don't do these things if you want to be taken seriously as a writer.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fan Mail

As amazing as it may seem, too much fan mail can be a problem.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

After the First Draft

First off, celebrate, then onto the work to be done.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Children's Publisher

Editor Eileen Robinson has opened up a new publishing company, Move Books, with an emphasis on books for boys.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Carolrhoda accepting YA Submissions

Until the end of September 2011, Carolrhoda will accept unagented YA submissions as described here.