Author Resources

Writing and publishing tips and advice for authors

Are You Being Selfish Enough?

Are You Being Selfish Enough?

The Selfish Gift podcast asks the question: “What does it take to go public with your life’s work?” A series of intimate conversations with authors, creators, and the professionals who help them, from editors to ghostwriters to marketers.

How to Find Reviewers for Your Nonfiction Book

How to Find Reviewers for Your Nonfiction Book

It’s one of the great paradoxes of publishing: you need reviews to attract readers and boost your sales, yet in order to get those reviews, you’ll first need to convince people your book is worth reading. Though this may seem like a catch-22 situation, there’s a fairly simple way out— enlisting other writers to review your book.

How to Choose a Book Title That Sells

How to Choose a Book Title That Sells

Choosing a title for your book can be as hard as naming your first-born child, but the decision must be far more deliberate and less emotionally driven. Your book is not your baby, it’s your product, and its title is the most important piece of marketing copy you’ll ever write to support its success.

How to Secure Permissions for Your Book

How to Secure Permissions for Your Book

There may be places in your manuscript where you quote from a previously published work. If you’re quoting a substantial portion of the original material, you need to obtain permission from the copyright holder (and you may have to pay a fee).

How to Promote Your Book Offer

How to Promote Your Book Offer

Whether you choose to give away a free ebook, webinar, or something else, people will need to know your book promotion exists, and it’s up to you to tell them about it.

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