We're all so busy. It's easy to miss great content out here on the interwebs. (I think that's what the kids are calling it these days.) In case you missed it, here's a quick review of what we posted in the month of July:
If you read nothing else...
Read this: "Who Are You Writing For?"
This classic post comes from Jenni Burke, literary agent at DC Jacobson & Associates, and it is dynamite. Seriously, if you're a writer, you've got to read this:
Identifying your “target market” or audience is much more than an obligatory paragraph for a book proposal. This valuable exercise will actually help you establish the tone, structure, and approach for most effectively delivering the content or characters for your book. Just as a love letter would feel cold and insincere if the writer didn’t truly know his beloved, or an important phone call would be in vain if the caller dialed the wrong number, a book will miss its mark if the author doesn’t write with her audience in mind.
Other great posts you should check out:
Timing your book release
Getting ready to launch your independently published book is exciting. You'll want to rush. But, there's no more important time to your marketing plan than the lead up to the official launch. There are reasons that big publishers start their marketing push long before the book is scheduled to become available to retailers and customers.
The Question of Christmas
It's that time of year. Authors with a completed manuscript who have been considering indie publishing decide they should do it -- and give it to their family as a Christmas gift.
It's a sweet idea. And, in some cases, it's possible -- we often get a book from manuscript to print in 4-6 months.
But possible and "best plan ever!" aren't the same thing.
Why Do We Talk About Hidden Hazards So Much?
At BelieversPress, we love helping authors publish. We love it so much that we work hard to bring you free resources that will help you publish better. We do most of this under the brand "The Hidden Hazards." But why Hidden Hazards?
Are we just negative people? Are we trying to motivate people with fear?
It's not that at all. Instead, it's drawn out of countless conversations that involve five sad words...
One of the questions that comes up over and over again among new writers is "How do I protect my work?" We're all excited about the writing we've done, we want to get it out there to readers, but we want to be careful about protecting the work.
THE MOST FREQUENT QUESTION IN THIS REALM IS, "HOW DO I COPYRIGHT THIS WORK?"
Resource of the month!
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