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What’s the right publishing path for you?

As authors, we all have some version of the same dream for our books. We want to sell as many copies as possible, gain some recognition for our craft, and maybe even see our books turned into a movie or Netflix series. Am I right? But it’s a long journey between story idea to commercial …

Vetting Your Story Idea Before You Write

Writing and publishing a financially successful book is fantastic, your readers, the publisher, and everyone associated with the project benefits. And seeing your name in print is the best. The other side, publishing a book that flops, can crush your self esteem and hurt your ability to publish additional books. So, here’s a way to …

How to Find Inspiration to Write

How to Find Inspiration to Write By Georgia Coffman Although I don’t have answers to bottling up inspiration for future use when “we have the time,” there are a few things that I do to get the juices flowing. Visit Different Places It doesn’t have to be jet-setting off to Fiji or Hawaii, although that …

Screw the 9 to 5!

As most of you may know, this past week, I finally got the chance to quit my day job so I can focus solely on my business and all its facets. Now, it didn’t happen exactly how or when I imagined it, so that added a bit of stress to my already stressful life, but …

Confessions of Literary Assistant

Most of you know by now that I used to work as an assistant to a well-known and highly-respected literary agent in NY (remotely). I learned so much in my time with her about writing, querying, and publishing. Mostly, I learned exactly what it is that agents are looking for in submissions and what sends …

How to Publish Your Novel (The Right Way)

How to Publish Your Novel (The Right Way) The majority of the clients I work with have decided they want to self-publish their book, which is no big surprise, considering the whopping increase in the number of self-published novels compared to several years ago. The indie author industry is growing, and it shows no sign …