Tag Archives: Non-Fiction Book Division

Promoting Your Book on Twitter: 10 Tips for Shy Writers

From the author of Twitter For Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers come 10 tips to help you get on the Twitter train. I know Twitter can be a confusing medium for many authors – what can … Continue reading

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Writing Science for the Public

1-It is about the people. Let’s say that your topic is Chlamydia. I know and you know that you can write something perfectly interesting about Chlamydia without mentioning people, but the truth is the article will be more interesting if … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Rejected Before Publishers Even Read a Word

People who work in book publishing always have a ridiculous amount of reading to get through. I once worked on what is pejoratively termed the “slush pile” in the HarperCollins fiction department, where I would often be the first reader. … Continue reading

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Your Query Letter

Basic red flags that all publishers despise… 1. Formality—you’d be surprised to hear that simply how the query looks hugely affects the reader’s opinion of whether or not the project is worthy. Besides just basic letter formatting, even in e-mail … Continue reading

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Writing Creative Nonfiction

(Back by Popular Demand) Here are six simple guidelines to follow when writing creative nonfiction:   1. Get your facts straight. If readers, publishers, and the media find out you’ve taken liberty with the truth of what happened, you and … Continue reading

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Book Contract: What’s Negotiable and What’s Not

Q: I would like to know what an author is to do if a publisher were to offer up a book contract to him or her when there is no agent involved? What’s negotiable? What’s not?   Negotiating a book … Continue reading

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Writing Science for the Public

Here are 12 editorial tips for scientists: 1. Your first sentence must be indelible. 2. Know where you are taking the reader first and then tell them. 3. Each subsection and paragraph is a potential pathway into the text for … Continue reading

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