If the cover intrigues potential readers, they'll read the product description and the sample pages. And that's where you'll hook them. From there, if your book lives up to the promise the cover made, your reader will make the journey from interested stranger to avid fan.
A very frequent fiction theme is "boy meets girl." But some past and present novelists don't pay a lot of attention to romance in their most famous books.
Books are the new blogs. If you want to write a book and get it published, you are not alone.
The book raises fascinating questions about one of the most popular presidents in American history. If JFK was ripped from the '60s and thrust into today's media, what would the reception be?
Care tenderly for your baby -- your personal brand -- and you will reap the rewards of your efforts. One day everything will change for you.
Margot has a compulsive fixation in being non-Jewish. She obsessively worries that someone will notice her arm, tattooed by the Nazis, so she literally with a sweater, keeps herself under wraps. The sweater serves as a thin veil to keep her apart from others.
What matters to publishers is whether an author has built up a strong enough brand and social media presence to make selling their book a no-brainer. If you have enough people following you on Twitter, you could sell word soup to a major publisher.
In case you're an Indie author reading this looking for the silver lining, let me say now that it does not exist, not yet anyway.
It got worse: The day after I was mugged, he emailed me negative comments he claimed the group made about the book after I left. Apparently the people who really disliked the book were too intimidated by my presence to say so -- at least that's what he reported.
The reason for rejections typically comes down to a few key issues. Follow these solutions, and my bet is doors will start opening.
Ever read something in a novel and feel you've read something similar in a novel by a different author? I'm not talking about plagiarism, but a variation on a scene or theme.
Young and old, we can also be inspired by his sheer political courage. The two strengths came together in his brave but futile campaign to end attacks on civilians during the Algerian War, which he hoped would reduce suffering and might lead to dialogue.
Anyone who's a writer will tell you it does have advantages but can be tough. For many, the challenges are nearly insurmountable. Whether an author of books, articles or a blog, the best of us embrace those challenges and allow them to shape us.
Book tours are rarely the stuff of high drama, but when one stop includes the scene of an infamous crime you claim to have solved, the tension and the room temperature tend to rise.
I recently tumbled across a book trailer for the novel WHEREWOLVES, by John Vamvas and Olga Montes which combines the legendary creature with a high school bullying theme. I caught up with the authors just in time for Halloween.
I have a clear vision where RRP International Publishing, my book publishing business, is headed. The goal is not just to create books, but create stars. I want my authors to be recognized as experts and the goal is to help them draw a large audience.
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