Archives for September 2014

8 Facts About Traditional Publishing & Self-Publishing

By looking at the developments in publishing, authors can move forward based on what’s working and what’s not working. It’s important to study industry trends so that you can make key decisions with your writing career. What problems are traditional publishing facing and how are they solving those problems? ~ “With (traditional) publishers nervous about the growing power of Amazon as their largest customer for both physical and digital … [Read more...]

Literary Agents Accepting Submissions

Do you need a literary agent? Here are a few that I really like. Also, I included some advice from each agent to use for future reference. Bradford Literary Agency Summary: Fiction: Romance (historical, romantic suspense, paranormal, category, contemporary, erotic), urban fantasy, women’s fiction, mystery, thrillers, children’s,  and young adult. Non fiction: Business, relationships, biography/memoir, self-help, parenting, narrative … [Read more...]

RON KNIGHT’S TOP 9 AUTHORS ON FACEBOOK: AUGUST

Remember that I have 4,700 author friends on Facebook, so choosing only 9 is difficult. Here’s what I look for: ~ What would readers think of the author’s posts on Facebook? (Does the author post things that benefit their target audience?) ~ Are the posts upbeat? (Does the author often complain about personal issues?) ~ Do any of the posts benefit other authors? (For example, posting links to websites that help authors with … [Read more...]