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Why Adverbs Are (Almost Always) a Bad Idea

Image 2008 © Nic McPhee

This sentence has a problem:
She ran quickly down the street.
This sentence has an even bigger problem:
Panting forcefully, with arms wildly flailing, she ran quickly down the […]

New York Times #1 Bestseller, Five Nights at Freddy’s

Guess Who’s #1?
Not only was our client Scott Cawthon’s debut novel, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes, published by Scholastic in 2016, it has quickly risen to the #1 […]

Four Books That Helped Build Brands

Writing a book is a great way to build a brand, whether that means your personal brand or your organization’s brand. These four examples—all bestsellers—show how writing and publishing a […]

Social Media Tips for Writers

The Internet is a huge boon to today’s writers: it provides places to sell your books, venues for marketing your books, and forums for engaging with your readers and fans. […]

Five Inspirational Memoirs by Entrepreneurs

Many business leaders find themselves at a crossroads when they’ve attained success with a venture. “What’s next?” they might ask. Some leaders consider what they’ve learned and what they’ve developed […]

How to Find the Time to Write

So you want to write a book, but you’re a busy person: maybe you’ve got a full-time job or a business to run. Maybe you’ve got a family to take […]

4 Tips for Using Goodreads to Raise Your Profile and Market Your Book

What is Goodreads?

Goodreads is a social network for book lovers. It helps readers find and explore new books. Goodreads users share book reviews and recommendations, and because the site is […]

Query Letter Basics

If you’re hoping to publish a book, having a strong query letter is essential.

When you’re seeking agent representation, a query letter the way to introduce not only yourself, but your […]

More than a Memoir: How Your Book Can Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

There are many reasons that compel people to write their memoirs or an autobiography. They may have had a unique experience that’s provided them with an exciting true story to […]

Should You Self-Publish Your Book?

E-books have changed the publication game, making it easier than ever for authors to write and publish books themselves. Many writers find it empowering—and lucrative—to go the self-publishing route and […]

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