Our on-going interviews with Cool Authors, Cool Books
Burnita Bluitt’s debut novel, Quiver of the Pure Heart, began as a love-letter to San Francisco’s painted ladies. However, after uncovering the Western Addition Victorian’s dark history, she felt compelled to shine a light on their tragic past, and on the forces that left an indelible impact on the Fillmore community which is still felt today.
Quiver of the Pure Heart was not only a labor of love, but one of, well, labor.
Her road to publication is one many of us have traveled, and if you have not, Burnita’s experience … Read more
Thank you Brenda Knight, a recent Newbie Writers Podcast guest for her wonderful insights and advice for our readers.
The Art of the Book Deal
Insider Secrets to Navigating the Publishing Process
From the outside, book publishing can seem mysterious, but from the inside it is really quite simple. Twenty-two year publishing veteran Brenda Knight will teach you how to sell yourself and your book idea, who you are really selling, the importance of “comp titles,” how to craft the perfect proposal, and trend tracking. “I have acquired over one thousand books in my career, including a few New … Read more
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The market. We’ve all heard about it. We’ve certainly all talked about it. But, what really is “the market”?
The market is a few things, but most of all the market is 100% unimportant to your creative process. Yep. You heard me, forget about the market.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, but, uh, doesn’t the market dictate whether or not my book will sell? Um… sorta.
If you haven’t completed your book, worrying about the market won’t do you any good. I know writers who are constantly trying to chase the next big trend. AND, I … Read more
Read this if you are overwhelmed by the competition
Do you log onto Goodreads and gulp?
Did you walk into Powell’s or Strand and think, there is too much here, I can’t compete, look at all the books!
Do you not even focus on Amazon because that A to Z thing is too much to consider.
You are not alone. We all feel the immense bottomless universe of which we’ve signed up to become a part. It’s like dangling over the half blown section of the Death Star. It’s like walk through Times Square and realizing that everyone in this … Read more
The Newbie Writers’ Podcast
Guest: Rob Price
“As a self-published author-turned-publisher, I founded Gatekeeper Press to level the playing field of the book-publishing industry. Our service is the best, our prices are the lowest, and our payouts are the highest.”
– Rob Price, Founder of Gatekeeper Press
Gatekeeper Press is a full-service publishing house that partners with authors and publishers to produce and distribute high-quality books in digital and print formats. Our authors and publishers earn 100% of their royalties and retain 100% of their rights. Our distribution networks reach readers all over the world. Click here … Read more