Self-Publishing vs. Traditional (and How-to)

How to Get Your Book Done Quickly

A Cautionary Tale by Angela Eschler As a coach, speaker, or business owner, you may have heard that being a bestselling author gives you more credibility than being a doctor these days—that it’s the golden ticket to business success. So obviously, you need to get your...

When Is Fair Use Fair?

by Michele Preisendorf with Angela Eschler Writers love quotes, songs, and funny or inspirational images. What word-nerd doesn’t? We tape them on our mirrors, dashboards, and walls and post them to our websites. We like them to set the tone for our novels, start our...

How to Self-Publish: A Checklist

by Chris Bigelow So, you’ve completed a manuscript that you feel is worthy of publication. Now it’s time to share it with the world! If you’ve decided to go the self-publishing route, below is a checklist that will help you think through the process and what’s...
Traditional or Self-Publishing?

Traditional or Self-Publishing?

It All Depends on You! by Kate Willoughby and Angela Eschler You just wrote “The End” on that last page and you’re ready to heave a well-deserved sigh of relief. But just as you’re ready to fill your lungs with the sweet breath of accomplishment, you’re sucker punched...

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Pitching to Agents

Pitching to Agents

by Elana Johnson As a pitch and query editor at Eschler Editing, I know that in-person pitching can inspire fear in the most stoic of individuals (even more than writing queries)! If pitching to an agent or editor gives you the heebie-jeebies, take comfort that you’re...

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Editor’s Nightstand: Recipes for Success

Editor’s Nightstand: Recipes for Success

“An anesthesiologist has to do only one thing well: Put the patient under without killing him. But she has to know about five hundred things to do it successfully. It is the same with the writer.” —Larry Brooks, Story Physics A writer only has to do a few things well...

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Hitting the Top 100 on Amazon Lists

Hitting the Top 100 on Amazon Lists

Metadata & Categorizing Kindle Books Guest Post by Heather Moore Once you have your most-excellent manuscript edited, your cover designed, and the interior formatted into a mobi file, you are ready to upload to the Kindle platform on Amazon. And here’s where the...

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Is Indie Publishing for You?

Is Indie Publishing for You?

Tips on the Fiction Platform Guest Post by Heather Moore One year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to write this post. I had been with a traditional publisher for over ten years, with book #12 coming out. I was excited about this new book because it strayed from my...

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Avoid a Big Newbie Mistake

Avoid a Big Newbie Mistake

Avoid a Big Newbie Mistake — Learn What an Editor Should  Do Before Your Books Go Public By Angela Eschler and Kat Gille  You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you—And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. —Arthur...

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