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Can You Land an Agent or Book Deal at a Writers Conference?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.26.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

If you're an unknown quantity, and you aren't sleeping with someone at a literary agency--or even if you are, in some cases--it's virtually impossible to get face time with a publishing professional, be it an agent, editor, or publisher.

How to Publish Books in Different Genres: Roxanna Elden on Books, Dogs, Kids and Agents

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.15.2016 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We first met Roxanna Elden at Miami Dade College where we were teaching a class on publishing. From the second she opened her mouth (which she did frequently) it was obvious she was a published author waiting to happen.

This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

Amy Morin | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Amy Morin

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral.

5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)

Brooke Warner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

There's a certain kind of drive some writers have that's beyond patience and insistence and stamina. These writers have a deep knowledge that their books will get published -- somehow, some way.

How I Scored My Very Own Book Deal

Tallia Storm | Posted 02.01.2015 | Teen
Tallia Storm

So this week has been pretty mental. I've been like a 6-year-old with a secret, desperate to tell my pals for weeks and alas today the secret is released -- literally!

Society for Children Book Writers and Illustrators' Kristine Carlson Asselin Give The Book Doctors the Skinny

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.24.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

We thought we'd take the opportunity to pick the literary brain of SCBWI's own Kristine Carlson Asselin, who is a very accomplished writer in her own right.

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

You're a writer. You have a novel published or are waiting to hear back from an agent/editor/critique partner. You click around on Facebook or Twitter and find that someone you know has a bright shiny new book deal!

Why I Still Feel Bad For Monica Lewinsky

Slate XX | Posted 09.21.2012 | Women

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with then-President Bill Clinton paralyzed the nation, has been shopping a memoir for seve...

Ten Tips for Nabbing Yourself a Literary Agent

Jay Clark | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Jay Clark

So, after years of torturing yourself beyond emotional repair, making several highly unnecessary sacrifices to the gods, and, finally, signing a contract (in blood) entitled Deal with the Devil, you've managed to finish your book.

How to Get a Book Deal: Tiger Mom, Diet Mom and Me

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 06.16.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

In the spirit of the "damned if you do/damned if you don't" memoir, I am determined to find my inner Tiger Mom/Diet Mom and expose her to the world.

Tumblr Rides Again -- "Bad Parent" Blog Lands Book Deal

Greg Voakes | Posted 05.23.2012 | Comedy
Greg Voakes

Book publishers have noticed a trend in popular websites, and have made the jump to integrate and encapsulate web-driven humor in what seems like an effort to revive traditional paperback books.

Chris Colfer of 'Glee' Gets A Book Deal | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment

Gleeks, rejoice! Glee star Chris Colfer has just signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The first will be an adventure nov...

A Strawberry-Chocolate Celebration Cake For 'In the Small Kitchen'

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

There it is! Our book! We could not be happier to have In the Small Kitchen in our hands. It's been a year and a half since we landed a book deal, an...

Jon Ward

Michele Bachmann Book Deal Likely | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann met in New York with four or five major book publishers Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge...

Seven Books on Writing for Every Writer

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.31.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

Though we might not always have the answer, sometimes all we need to know is that writers much wiser than ourselves have asked themselves the same question.

A Writer's Rant About Simon & Schuster's Dip Into the Celebrity Cesspool

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Devin

Unlike Snooki, I have never aspired to be anything other than a writer. It's not a a temporary infatuation or a quick way to cash in on fleeting celebrity status.

From Prize Winners To The Situation

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From rappers to actors, politicians to reality TV stars, celebrities from across the map published a lot of books this year. While we wait for Snook...

Six Year Old Scores Mega Book Deal: 23 Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Leo Hunter was awarded a 23-story contract with an American company after they read his first tale, Me and My Best Friend....

Jason Linkins

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone Reporter, Inks Book Deal With Little Brown | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

War in Afghanistan watchers haven't heard the last of Michael Hastings, whose recent article in Rolling Stone, "The Runaway General," led to the end o...

82-Year-Old UK Teacher Myrrah Stanford-Smith Writes First Novel, Lands Three Book Deal

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An 82-year-old teacher and theatre director has been given a three-book deal after writing her first novel....

Want a Book Deal? Start a Blog

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Wilson

Today it is easier than ever to generate a following online for your work. If you are producing excellent content in your niche and expanding your personal brand your chances of landing a book deal are at an all time high.

Going for it - The Abraham-Hicks way

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Continued from last week I am so excited! It's been such a short time since I've embarked on this project. And here I am, feeling like a Billion Do...

The Sanford Wife

John Jeter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Jeter

I would also bet that Jenny will offer up in her new book a few things: More God, lots of sunshiny motherhood stories about all those fine men she's raising and a superb, even motivational read.

The New Testament of Sarah Palin: Spring 2010

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

I'm not an attorney, but, after reading the details of the statutes, they seem specific and unambiguous; the governor can't be paid for other employment, like writing a book.

Pulp (Non-) Fiction: The Blagojevich Book Deal

Karen Stabiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karen Stabiner

He's getting six figures to tell us what really happened when he didn't, he swears, do any of the things that the rest of the world seems to believe he did. A fairly cushy bully pulpit, with no one interrupting to ask embarrassing questions.