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Fiction Writing Blues: Why Editors Reject Novels #writing #fiction #romance #paranormal

  Why do book editors reject novels?      As a book writing coach, I answer that question a lot when folks want to know how to polish their fiction-writing after a rejection.  As strange as it may seem, even good book writing gets rejected sometimes.  In the Western genre, for instance, the bottom fell out of the […]

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ePublishing from a Publisher’s Perspective: Nina Paules, CEO

Note from Adrienne deWolfe:  I’m thrilled to welcome today’s guest columnist, my publisher’s very own CEO: Nina Paules, founder of ePublishing Works. Here’s your chance to ask lots of questions (via the Comments Section) of an industry professional who know’s digital publishing inside and out! EPublishing Works, which is headquartered in Pennsylvania, tripled in size […]

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Book Title Debates: Name Your Novel Something Provocative

  What’s in a name? Plenty! No matter how well you write, if your book title doesn’t grab the reader’s attention, you will lose sales. If you’re writing for a legacy publisher (one of the Big 6), suggesting book titles can be frustrating. Editors ask you for your title ideas and often veto them.  The […]

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5 Ways to Get a Good Review

5 Ways to Get a Good Review [Note from Adrienne deWolfe:  Please welcome back guest columnist, Carrie Slager, who reviews books for The Mad Reviewer blog. This is Part II in Carrie’s series. You’ll find more  tips in Part I of her series, Tips for Dealing with Book Reviewers.] Last week I touched on the […]

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Book Signing Survival Tips for Fiction Writers

Book Signing Survival Tips for Fiction Writers For you new authors, who are dreading your first, official book signing, take heart.  There’s always book signing #2. Okay, okay.  I’m kidding.  (Sort of.) Earlier this year, I wrote one of my more popular posts,  Humor for Fiction Writers:  How to Hand Sell at Book Signings.  As […]

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How to Pitch Book Cover Art and Titles to a Publisher

When you pitch book cover art and titles to a publisher, diplomacy will win you more concessions than obstinance. During the days when I was writing romance books, I quickly discovered that actual, in-the-trenches marketing experience was no guarantee that a publisher would accept my ideas for great book covers, titles, advertising copy, or the inside teaser. For those of […]

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