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CONTENT

To help the author develop and create the best book possible. Material that has both commercial appeal and long-term value.

CAREER

To help the author determine the next best step in their writing career. Giving counsel regarding the subtleties of the marketplace as well as the realities of the publishing community.

CONTRACT

To help the author secure the best possible contract. One that partners with the best strategic publisher and one that is mutually beneficial for all parties involved.

Recent Posts

Get Thee to a Writers Conference

Guest blog by James Scott Bell

James Scott Bell is a bestselling thriller writer and long time friend. His most recent release is Don’t Leave Me. He is also the author of the #1 writing books, Plot & Structure and The Art of War for WritersIf you do not have them buy them today (He has five other must-have books on writing too.

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I am asked all the time by ambitious, up-and-coming writers what they should do to get in the game. I tell them to do three things:

 1. Produce the words.

 2. Study the craft.

 3. Attend a good writers conference.

 The first is non-negotiable, of course. The most important thing a writer does is write. But that should be accompanied by a study of craft, because it does no good to put down words if common mistakes are being made and bad habits ingrained.

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News You Can Use – Feb. 26, 2013

Buy Your Way onto the Bestseller List – Will the deceptive practices ever end? (The Wall Street Journal article link may not last without subscription so I linked to this blog instead.)

Instead of Physical Books at a Signing, e-book Vouchers – Let us know what you think of this new idea!

60% of All Audio Sold is Now Digital – Try to find the audio books section in your local store….this is why.

Amazon Penalizes Those Who Link to Free Books – Fascinating. Read this article carefully if you use the Amazon Associates program to monetize your web site.

Jeff Bezos’ Wife Publishing a Book…But Not with Amazon – There is all sorts of “interesting” in this article.

AOL is Still Making Nearly $200 Million on Dial-up Customers – And that is in just the 4th quarter! This bring back any memories?

Book Murals from Around the World – Fantastic Photos. I want the one with the steps leading up to my office.

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A Time to Mourn

by Steve Laube

This past weekend was a time to mourn. We attended two family funerals here in Phoenix. The first for my wife’s grandma, Izora Weed. An amazing woman who was 101 when she passed. The second was my wife’s Uncle Ken Merrick who brings to mind many fond memories.

It has been a tough year. The loss of far too many family friends (including another this past week). My father last September. The family members mentioned above. And even our family pet of 16 years.

Loss after loss. Grief after grief. Before long it becomes a question of “How much more of this can we take?”

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