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Dissecting a Publishing Contract – Part 3 of 4 – What are Some of the General Terms in a Publishing Contract? #amwriting

Today I’m welcoming back attorney Kathryn Goldman who discusses some of the general terms in a publishing contract, part 3 or her 4 part series. In last week’s post, we examined the Author’s Warranties provision in a traditional publishing contract—What … Continue reading

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Writing Tip #6 – The Importance of Research #amwriting

If I were to ask you the question, “How important is research as a writer,” you would probably look at me like I had 12 heads. “OF COURSE research is important,” you would say, AND you would be right. Yet, so … Continue reading

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Dissecting A Publishing Contract – Part 1 of 4

Did you ever wonder what exactly all that contract language actually means in your shiny new contract offer you just received from a publisher? Today I’m joined by my new friend and intellectual property lawyer, Kathryn Goldman. Kathryn  represents writers, artists, … Continue reading

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My Own Publishing Journey #amwriting

I was feeling nostalgic this morning as I was re-reading my first published book, Sealed In Lies. This book and I have been on quite a journey. It took me over a year to write it, mostly because I obsessed … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Tip #3 – Building Your Author Brand Series – Banners #amwriting

Web banners are a great way to build your brand as an author. You need a visual that readers can associate with you as an author. It can either contain graphics from your most recent release or something that brands … Continue reading

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How Do I Protect My Ideas? #amwriting

This week I received an email from Attorney Kathryn Goldman after I signed up to receive this Digital Artists Rip-Off Protection Report. (One I highly recommend you download) This email contained information about idea protection and I wanted to share it. … Continue reading

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Sittin’ On The Porch With Kelly – Author Casey Knight – What I Learned From My Editor #amwriting

On the porch today, I’m joined by Urban Fantasy Author Casey Knight. Casey has a wonderful series out  about a classy female wizard who has a flare for fashion and a knack for dispatching the undead, deranged demons and freaky … Continue reading

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Put On Your Online Suit – Reviewer Stalking #amwriting

  We’ve seen quite a lot about this topic online lately, so I decided to include it in this series. Authors are naturally sensitive about their work and seek reviews to confirm not only interest in their story, but also … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Tip #2 – Build Your Author Brand Series – Teasers #amwriting #indiepublished

This tip begins a five part series on Five Ways to Build Your Author Brand. The first tip is to use a teaser for your book. These are pictures that display a snippet or one liner about your story that you … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Tip #1 – NEVER Edit Your Own Work #amwriting

Everyone who owns a computer or tablet these days fancies themselves a writer. In my days as an EIC for a publishing company, I can’t tell you how many submissions I chucked due to poor editing, Gad Zooks! The manuscripts … Continue reading

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