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#9 of Top Ten Mistakes Authors Make

Author Mistake #9: Acting Like a Diva I shouldn’t have to say this, but I will anyway. Please, regardless of how frustrated you may become with the publishing process, do…

#4 of Top Ten Mistakes Authors Make

Mistake #4: I Don’t Need an Agent I have a caveat to this—if you’re planning to self-publish, you really don’t need an agent. However, if you don’t have the cash…

#3 Of The Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

#3 of the Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

Mistake #3: Assume That Your Book is for Everyone All too often I’ve seen authors try to convince publishers and agents in their proposal that their book is targeted to…

How Do You Define Interesting Content?

Hardcore authors - you will want to read Jon Malysiak's Top 10 Mistakes particularly #3 and #5 - it's great advice! What do you do when you read something interesting? You…

#10 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

Author Mistake #10: Beating Yourself Up if Your Book Doesn’t Sell to Your Expectations So much of publishing is based on trial and error. Books that sounded like surefire hits…

#8 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

#8: Assume that the Author Advance is an Indication of a Publisher’s Commitment to Your Book Okay, this can be a little tricky. All authors (and agents, for that matter)…

#7 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

Mistake #7: Ignores an agent’s submission guidelines. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this. Agents post submission guidelines on their websites for a reason. It is your responsibility…

#6 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

Mistake #6: Ignoring Deadlines Ugh…we all have deadlines and we all find ourselves scrambling at the last minute to either complete a task or project on time or try to…

#5 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

Mistake #5: Become Too Attached to a Title Another mistake I’ve seen authors make is to become too attached to a particular title that they won’t even consider anything else.…

#2 of Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make

#2: Do Not Assume That Because an Experience is Meaningful to You, It is Going to Be Meaningful to Charlie and His Aunt…Because It Won’t Be I realize this sounds…

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