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The Benefits of Partnering With a Literary Agent

Many writers wonder if they need to pursue acquiring a literary agent. In this lesson, Blythe Daniel, president of The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc. shares her insight and wisdom from over 20 years of experience in the publishing...


How to Write a Bang-up Book Proposal

Think you have a great book idea but absolutely no clue how to put together a book proposal that meets the standards of the publishing industry? Karen Ehman has written 13 books with major publishers and is also...


Writing Benefit Statements

Most of us are used to seeing lists of bulleted items describing the content of a message, book or project. These bullets usually tell us the facts we’ll learn or the knowledge we’ll gain. Mere knowledge about a...


The 3 C’s of a Successful Book Proposal

If there is anyone who knows what every successful author needs, it’s Sandy VanderZicht, Associate Publisher and Executive Editor at Zondervan Publishing. Sandy has worked with many authors over her many years in the publishing industry, including Lysa...


Writing an Elevator Pitch

If someone said, “Tell me about your book” – but you only have 30 seconds – what would you say? This abbreviated description is called an elevator pitch, and learning to write one for your project will help...


Building Your Platform

With all the “noise” in our culture, how can your message be heard? The answer is by establishing a platform. You’ve probably heard that word, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is and why it’s important. In this...