The Lucky Number for a “Tips” Book is Seven

The fastest way to get published is to write a “tips” book. These books range from dating tips to web design tips. But what is the best number of tips? According to Steve Harrison, co-founder of Reporter Connection, seven is the lucky number! Anything below or beyond this number may be too much or too […]

How to Write a Good Book Quickly

It seems that almost everybody is writing a book today. But how many of them will finish? Sadly, most people won’t complete their book. They may think it’s too hard or will take too long. A pessimistic attitude doesn’t help! Follow these tips to writing and publishing a good book quickly. The first step to […]

What Color is Your Press Kit?

Many authors, speakers, writers, and professionals may not have a press kit because they don’t know what to include or feel they don’t need one. If you want to get on TV or radio or speak at corporations, schools, colleges, and universities, you’ll need a press kit. It’s your ticket to the front of the […]

Why Using Contracts and Proposals Are Important?

Some freelance writers accept assignments and projects without getting anything in writing. This is a big mistake and a red flag. If you’re approached by a publication who wants you to write for them, demand a signed contract. If the publisher is flippant about it, insist on getting something in writing. If they don’t want […]

Is Using a Pen Name Right for You?

Some writers use a pen name which means they write and publish their work under a name other than their own. For example, Nora Roberts publishes mystery books under the “pen name” of J.D. Robb. Although this works for her, it may not work for you. A pen name allows writers flexibility. Perhaps you have […]