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A Subsidiary Rights Kick-Start

This is a blog birthed from experience. I’ve been on both sides of a contract and have heard quite a few positive and negative experiences about this seemingly confusing section of a publishing agreement. Enough to encourage writers not to ignore the “small print.” All the same, subsidiary rights can be confusing, but the monetizing […]

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5 Ways to Promote Your Book Without Fatiguing Your Audience

Guest Post by Publicist Sophia Moriarty Many authors understandably feel nervous about promoting their book, fearing that doing so will wear out their audience. However, the key to promoting your book without wearing out your audience is to consider the value you can provide, and to approach any promotion as an opportunity to engage in […]

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Author Q&A With Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim

Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim is a multi-award-winning author with a psychology, optometry, and microbiology background. She is a dedicated wife and mother to two children. Her literary works range from romantic fiction to memoirs, self-help, and educational nonfiction. Chang-Lim explores human relationships and the resilience of the spirit, crafting narratives that resonate on multiple levels. Her […]

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Advice From Pros: Allison Felus

Allison Felus is a twenty-year veteran of the publishing industry, with experience managing workflows and creating efficiencies across editorial and production departments. She has edited and/or prepared for print scores of titles in a variety of genres and is currently a proud resident of Chicago. She is a fantastic, and multitalented human being, podcast host, […]

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Writer’s Corner: 6 Items Every Author Should Include on Their Resume

Why bother with an author resume? Well, despite what you might have heard, or tried to convince yourself, the resume is still a mandatory document. This is true even for authors. In my former career, I spent over twenty years helping clients excel in their workplace and achieve their professional dreams. While often acceleration occurred […]

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How I Became a Screenwriter

Guest Post by Author, Writer, Professor, Editor, and Coach, Dr. Diana Stout I’ve always been a rabid fan of movies, whether on the big screen or small. In the early 1990s, when the internet was new, I was looking for a writer’s online chat room. I fell into Professor Jack Stanley’s Scrnwrit chat room of […]

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Finding Time to Write

This is an ongoing challenge for so many writers because life “gets in the way.” Any writer and author you talk with will share their ongoing battle with choosing between getting word count met or taking care of personal and professional business. Of course, if you’re on a publisher’s deadline, the accountability helps.But not everyone is. Therefore, […]

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Finding Your Fire and Keeping It Hot: Discovering your Why, Your Passion, Your Purpose in Life

Short but impactful, Find Your Fire gets to the heart of the matter—finding your purpose, what lights you, and putting your whole self into the endeavor. Diana Stout’s resume hosts a litany of honors and credentials, but she humbles herself in this book as she shares openly what compelled her to become a full-time writer. […]

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