Prepare yourself and your work before trying to contact an agent with this 10-step checklist for fiction writers.
The fourth quarter is no time for desperate strategies. Take some advice and make the end of the year a time for careful tax planning.
Want to earn more as a writer? Bob Bly, author of Write More, Sell More, offers tips. Here's one: "When supply outweighs demand, pay scales are low. That's why most article and book writers don't earn much money. When demand outweighs supply, writers can charge a premium. That's why specialists earn...
What you look like may affect your book's promotions.
Considering the incredible rise in popularity of e-mail communication, it seems inevitable that one day expensive and time-consuming traditional queries will soon be replaced by the cheap and speedy e-query. For those of you wishing to liberate yourselves from the shackles of expensive paper and SASEs, here are a few...
Serving Up the Best Site
With all things electronic demanding our attention, with new media like e-books becoming more common and more sophisticated, is the ancient book dead. Hardly. Read why.
Your e-zine is hot off the cyber-presses, your methods of distribution are ready to roll, now you only need one thing: business. And that means PR.
Do you really need an agent? Here's one writer's irreverent guide to flying solo.
Here are six tips from literary agent Lori Perkins, on how you can better prepare yourself to succeed in the business.
Should you show your article to a source before publication? We asked about two dozen writers and editors if they'd ever done so; if so, what the circumstance and result were; and if not, why not.
Some of the keys to building a successful writing career cost moneya novelty most writers can't afford to waste. Here's how to invest in your career wisely.
Do you have a burning desire to publish your own magazine? Ignite that passion and distribute it for all to see.
Getting back that SASE often means rejection, but at least you know the editor got your query. What happens when you query abroad?
Excerpted from The Insider''s Guide to Getting an Agent, Lori Perkins gives her dos and don''ts when working with an agent.
How do you go from best friend to co-author without scarificing the friendship? Respect, honesty and a sense of humor.