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Preparing to sign a contract is an exciting moment in the publishing process—but with it comes important steps to take to protect you and your work. Joseph Perry offers 10 tips on negotiating a traditional publishing agreement.
The road that leads to publication has many routes. Author Louise Marburg offers 8 tips for finding the right independent publisher for you.
Forming relationships with your local bookstores not only benefits your book's sales, but it also introduces you to a special reading community. Author Nicole Magistro offer 6 tips to impress booksellers.
In the opening round of a three-post series on the business of self-publishing, AJ Wells shares his experience of reading hundreds of self-published books as well as feedback from other successful indie authors in relation to self-publishing as a way to claim power over your novel (as opposed to being a "last resort").
Learn the process indie author Amanda Aksel went through in getting her novel Delia Suits Up traditionally published, including questions she asked herself and weighing one strategy against the other.
A publisher accepting your manuscript is just the beginning, not the end. Author Rick Lauber discusses how to work with a nonfiction book publisher from query letter to release date and beyond.
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is chasing trends in writing and publishing.
Author Dawn Secord shares her journey toward self-publishing a picture book featuring her Irish Setter named Bling.
In this post, we answer the questions of what is BookTok and why should writers care that it exists. Plus, we share some interesting stories related to the phenomenon and next steps for those who are interested in trying something new.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Cynthia Crawford of Embolden Media Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
Funny You Should Ask is a humorous and handy column by literary agent Barbara Poelle. In this post, we've collected 10 of her FYSA columns.
New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Quantrilla Ard of Embolden Media Group) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is hiding the pitch or selling point of your writing.
Get a sneak peek of the Sept/Oct 2021 issue of Writer's Digest featuring our Annual Literary Agent Roundup and an interview with National Book Award-winner Elizabeth Acevedo.
Can a writer have an inner life and a social media presence? Award-winning author Ronit Plank discusses how social media can not only help your book's performance, but introduce you to a thriving writing community.
Award-winning podcast host and author Zibby Owens shares some insights on recording the perfect audiobook.