This week JJ and Kelly move into the higher levels of publishing with their Publishing 301 series, this time talking about LICENSING & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. Also they answer more listener questions about publishing and writing, so keep ’em coming!
Since there are a few of them coming up, this week I’m talking about Twitter pitch contests. There are a few posts around the web about pitching your books on Twitter, but with the addition every year of new pitch contests, it seemed time to make one happen here. There are a few great ways to pitch your book on Twitter. In the contests where you are encouraged to post a new pitch every hour or so […]
This week JJ and Kelly tackle the BUSINESS of being an Author, how being an Author (business person) differs from being a Writer (the artist). Creatives notoriously don’t like to talk about money, but we’re gonna to talk about money. Prepare thyselves!
Before the Deal Series
Welcome back to Clause by Clause: a series that aims to demystify publishing contracts! Previously we’ve gone over Option Clauses and Force Majeure; today we’re going to talk about Non-Competes! What is a Non-Compete Clause? A Non-Compete Clause protects the Publisher’s investment by preventing the Author from putting a substantially similar book on the market that would directly compete with the contracted book and thus negatively impact sales. Risks A non-compete clause is not inherently a […]
This week JJ and Kelly continue their series on Author Career, this time tackling the question of QUALIFICATIONS. Do you need them to be a writer? (SPOILER: No.) They discuss the pros and cons of getting a degree in writing or literature, pursuing an MFA or another sort of certificate, and answer some listener-submitted questions. Also: is the Rock an Elinor or a Marianne?