What writers should know about being an author, working with agents and editors and how book publishing works.
- Author-Agent Etiquette
- How Book Authors Are Paid
- Broken Promises: Reasons Authors Must Return Money to Publishers
- Know Your Rights (6-page article)
- What Every Author Should Do Before Getting Ill or Dying
- Authors, Platforms, Fame
- How Writers Deliver to Publishers
- Why Bestseller Lists Are Important
Advice about autographs, personal appearances, and other things authors can do to promote their books.
- Autographing Your Published Books
- Author Tips for Autographing Events
- Author Autograph: A Case Study
- Over The Top
- When Your Book Gets Scooped
- Do You Have a Website?
Practical and personal considerations for every author.
Information about books and book publishing.
- What is Book Publishing?
- Scooped! Press Leaks Book Contents
- Crash Books: Extreme Publishing
- What is a Return?
- First Edition Books
- Wal Mart, Friend to Authors
- Return Policies Affect Publishing
Book PR & Marketing:
Sales and promotion vehicles that are created by others to promote authors and their books.
- Top Best Seller Book Lists
- Publisher’s Big Publicity Gamble
- Stolen Thunder, Stolen Profits
- Another Book Scooped
- HC New Browse Books Feature
- Get Published in the New Year
- Do I Have a Trade Book or Should I Self Publish?
- Promotion Plan Guarantee
Query Letter Tips
How writers should properly approach agents or editors to sell their work.
Cover Letter Tips
After your query letter generated interest, send in your material with a cover letter.
Plagiarism and Misrepresentation
- Bestsellers and Plagiarism Issues
- Avoiding the Consequences of Plagiarism
- Is James Frey a Plagiarist, Too?
- James Frey Timeline
- James Frey Consequences
- James Frey’s Victims
- What Can We Learn From James Frey?
Scams Targeting Writers:
Writers should beware these schemes that take advantage of their desire to be published.
Self Publishing Books:
Learn what self-publishing is and how to tell if it might be right for you.
- What Is Self Publishing?
- Trade Publish or Self Publish?
- Should You Self Publish Your Book?
- Help Me Get My Books in Bookstores
- Why You Should Consider Writing Nonfiction
- What do you really want to write?
- Show, Don’t Tell
- Start with a Story
- Writing for the Web
- What is a Memoir, Biography, Autobiography?
- Write It Down, Make It Happen
- Why Alice Sebold Wrote Nonfiction