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The Essential Components of an (Unpublished) Author's Website

Over at Harper Studio’s blog, The 26th Story, they recently discussed what constitutes a really meaningful author website. They give an excellent big-picture view of how a website is like an extension or operation of your platform, and continues to serve the needs of your audience just like anything else you do. The post...

Is Blogging Right for You?

These days one of the answers to the question “What should I do to market my book?” is all too often “Go forth and blog.” But blogging isn’t right for every author.

by M.J. Rose

8 Articles/Posts All Writers Should Have Read in 2008

The eBook Problem and The eBook Solution (Booksquare)Read it for a basic understanding of the issues related to e-book publishing and distribution. When Kassia Krozser leads by saying that e-books will not be the next big thing, though, that’s not really the point of the article. Just keep reading. Story vs. Book: The Future...

Using Twitter: Do You Have Tips?

After perusing this directory of publishing industry people on Twitter, I finally created a Twitter account for the Writer’s Digest community (@WritersDigest if you would like to follow, and @JaneFriedman if you would like to specifically follow me). I have been quite lax in using Twitter; right now I prefer Facebook and blogging. If...

Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in WD's First Webinar

Welcome to all the webinar participants from today’s free session: 5 Tips to Getting Published in Tough Times! Here are links to the sites I recommended in my presentation: Publishers Marketplace MediaBistro BoSacks Read Write Web Chris Brogan Tools of Change for Publishing Also: Our first paid webinar will be on January 15, all...

How to Incubate Your Story

To write a story you need five or six days, during which time you must be thinking about it every moment, otherwise you’ll never be able to frame good sentences.

Anxiety Levels for Writers

What if the Office of Homeland Security developed a color-coded warning chart for the anxiety level of writers? Here's what we believe it'd look like.

by WC Vasquez


Insiders Bob Sacks and Samir Husni square off in the magazine industry’s hottest debate: Will print magazines survive—or even thrive—in the next century?

E-books: Take 2

Digital books are once again on the upswing. Will the resurging medium pave the way to a brave new world for writers?

by Zachary Petit

6 Questions with New WD Editor Jessica Strawser

It’s official: Writer’s Digest magazine has a new editor. In the wake of Maria Schneider, who left the publication in early October, F+W Media has appointed Jessica Strawser, North Light Books and Memory Makers Books Managing Editor—and former WD staffer—to the magazine’s top post.

by Zachary Petit

NOT: How Can I Make Money? INSTEAD: How Can I Serve?

My colleague Amy Schell recently shared Seth Godin’s interview with the people over at Harper Studio. A couple wonderful snippets:If everything is free, how is anyone going to make any money?First, the market and the internet don’t care if you make money. That’s important to say. You have no right to make money from...

Why All Authors Need a Platform

Before you are in a position to land a book deal, you need to construct a platform that will build your future book's readership, project your professionalism, and attract the interest of editors and agents.

The WD Interview:
Brad Thor

Brad Thor hit No. 1 with his seventh novel, The Last Patriot, but it came at a cost. Read on to find out why Thor’s passion keeps him writing—even in the face of death threats.

by Maria Schneider