Don’t Use Discussion Forums to Pitch Your New Book

I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is  for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.

Forum Etiquette: Selling Your Book in Discussion Forums? Don’t!.

An Interview with Caryn Wiseman

Here’s an interview with another agent who represents books for children. She is still with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Submission guidelines and recent deals are on the agency’s site.

Most Popular Posts 2010 – Caryn Wiseman – Andrea Brown Literary Agency – Tales from the Rushmore Kid.


Meet Robyn Hood Black, Writer & Literary Artist |

Art and letters join together in Robyn Hood’s Etsy shop. If you write and do crafts too, take a look.

Meet Robyn Hood Black, Writer & Literary Artist |

Develop a Slogan for Yourself as a Writer

On his blog today, Robert Brewer offers some great advice. He challenges writers to develop a slogan. This helps a writer develop focus. It’s also very useful for stationery, invoices, business cards and websites. Mine is “Writing for Children, and the Wonderful People Who Help Them Learn.”

The slogan includes my fiction, but also my poetry, nonfiction, and my works for the educational market. It does not include editing, illustrating, or works for adults.

Click below for expert information about developing your own slogan.

My Name Is Not Bob: Develop a Slogan to Help Your Author Platform.

Watch, or Create, a Webinar

For those who enjoy Webinars, here’s a site that offers instruction for writers of children’s fiction.

Angela Morrison.

If you are an author and presenter, this site is an example of stellar marketing. Notice that she offers each Webinar free for 24 hours. After, that it is available for purchase. Note also the endorsements and the pitch on the page. It’s short, to the point, and very effective. The page layout is clean and simple. Even the author’s picture is good. It isn’t arty, but notice how she makes warm contact with the viewer. You can do this, too.

Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post |

Many of us are thinking about novels right now because next month is NaNoWriMo, the annual crazy time when people everywhere try to write 50,000 words in one month.

For those who want to submit their masterpieces and wonder about word counts in the publishing biz, here’s a quick run-down. Of course, there are always exceptions, but they are exceptions.

Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post |

Guest Post: The Pros and Cons of Using Twitter for Online Marketing

Use Twitter to promote your new book and yourself as a writer. It’s easy and fun. Avoid pitfalls by reading this informative post.

Guest Post: The Pros and Cons of Using Twitter for Online Marketing.

Marcus to Succeed Gibson at Random House Children’s Books

Marcus to Succeed Gibson at Random House Children’s Books.

Publishing news for writers of children’s books. (If you have not signed up for the PW e-newsletter, it is worthwhile.)

Infographic: How, When & Where People Share Content

Infographic: How, When & Where People Share Content.

Smart writers budget their time for maximum efficiency (or at least they aim to.)  Publicizing yourself and your books is an important task, but it can take over your day if you let it. Check out this link. It gives you important, and non-intuitive, information to help you get the most out of your social publicity hours.