So you’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book. Congrats! You might find yourself wondering where to start or how to kick off your manuscript, as things in the nonfiction world are a bit different.
If you plan on publishing your work, most publishers and agents request book proposals for nonfiction pitches. Not familiar with this term? Read on for a brief guide on nonfiction book proposals.
The publishing world is daunting. How do you navigate contracts, promotions, and events while also producing your best work? Even seasoned authors struggle to find balance.
But don't worry; we’ve compiled a list of the biggest mistakes new authors make. Avoid these common missteps and you’ll have that much more time to work on what really matters: your writing!
Querying can be one of the most daunting parts of the publishing process, whether you’re a new author or a seasoned author looking for a new agent. Even when you have an agent, you still have to wait for them to send your manuscript out on submission, which isn’t necessarily a guarantee that it’ll be published.
While these two parts of the publication process are quite different, this is true for both: the first pages of your manuscript are critical and can make or break your manuscript’s success. So how do you, as an author, know if the beginning of your manuscript is effective enough to make it through the submission pile? Read on to find out.
One of the biggest mistakes a writer can make when querying or sending to a publisher is neglecting to edit their manuscript. Contrary to what some might think, your manuscript isn’t finished after typing the last sentence of your first draft or even after finishing the revision process. Editing is a critical component of preparing a manuscript to send off for publication. Read on to understand the different types of editing and their importance in the publication process!
Most writers assume an exquisitely written manuscript will get you published. While your manuscript will ultimately determine your chances for publication, many often underestimate one essential step of the publishing process: querying.
Maybe you’ve never written a query letter, or you’re tired of agent/publisher rejections. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for NHM’s step-by-step guide to query letters.
In today’s digital age, it’s becoming increasingly important to market yourself and your book as a product rather than a piece of art. While the writing itself is a key part of finding success as an author, you also have to use marketing as a tool to set yourself apart from others. By publishing your book, you have put your own product out into the world. To ensure it does well, you have to take extra steps to promote it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Writers can’t succeed without rejection. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just getting started, it’s important to understand that you’ll often experience rejection from publishers. No matter how many times you’re told to toughen up and slap on a smile, it’s still going to suck.
So how can you make the most of rejections? We’ve compiled a few tips to help writers feel empowered and motivated after their rejections.