• Work in progress

    How to Get Feedback on Your Work

    Writers often have an idea about what they want to write and when they’ve finished they think that the next step is publication. This is an arrogant way to view your work. No book out there in the world has only ever been seen by the author prior to publication. (Well, in the sphere of self-publishing where a writer doesn’t think they need editing and they have done all the production themselves, maybe that’s not totally true. But that book will not be doing well in sales.) I don’t care how good a wordsmith you are, EVERYONE needs to have…

  • Book marketing

    How to Launch Your Book

    I am always harping on about launching your book and making it part of the marketing plan long before it’s even hit the printing press. But many people don’t do it because they think it’s vain, expensive or they just…