New York Times Bestselling Author Karrine Steffans
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by Mark Gottlieb
4M ago
Elisabeth Ovesen is the New York Times bestselling author behind THE HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE, the Vixen Series, and Karrine Steffans pen name. She has published with HarperCollins Publishers, Hachette Book Group, and Kensington. She was featured in countless magazines and newspapers and on television and radio shows worldwide. Oprah Winfrey has interviewed Ovesen. Her Books have forced a conversation about the sexual deviances of the entertainment industry fifteen years before the Me Too Movement. Ovesen’s work has consistently been included in Gender, Women’s, and Hip-Hop studies curriculums at ..read more
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Navigating Subsidiary Rights in Book Publishing: A Comprehensive Overview
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by Mark Gottlieb
5M ago
In the world of book publishing, authors and publishers often collaborate to bring literary works to the masses. As part of this collaboration, the negotiation and handling of subsidiary rights play a crucial role. Subsidiary rights refer to the various additional ways a book's content can be utilized beyond its primary publication. These rights encompass a wide array of options, from serializations in periodicals to foreign translations and audio recordings. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the intricacies of subsidiary rights and their significance in the publishing industry. U ..read more
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Embrace the Blank Page: Crafting New Year's Writing Resolutions
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by Mark Gottlieb
6M ago
As the countdown to the New Year begins, writers around the world are contemplating their writing journeys, setting goals, and eagerly awaiting a fresh start. New Year's writing resolutions offer a golden opportunity to reflect on the past and envision the future. Whether you're a seasoned author or just beginning your literary adventure, embracing the blank page with thoughtful resolutions can pave the way for a year of creativity, growth, and accomplishment. Reflect on Achievements and Challenges: Before diving into new resolutions, take a moment to reflect on your writing journey in the pa ..read more
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The Heartwarming Tale of Holidays in the World of Book Publishing
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by Mark Gottlieb
6M ago
As the festive season wraps its magical arms around the world, there's a unique warmth that emanates from the heart of the bustling world of book publishing. In an industry fueled by creativity, passion, and the joy of storytelling, the holidays take on a special meaning for those who weave words into worlds. The Gift of Time: In the fast-paced realm of book publishing, where deadlines and manuscripts often dance in a delicate balance, the holidays bring the precious gift of time. It's a season where the rhythmic tap of keyboards slows, and the turning of pages becomes a shared joy. Editors ..read more
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Book Publishing Royalties: A Comprehensive Guide
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by Mark Gottlieb
6M ago
Book royalties are a common term in the publishing world, yet for many, they remain a source of mystery. What exactly are book royalties, and how do they work? In this comprehensive guide, we will unravel the intricacies of book royalties, exploring their meaning, typical rates, calculation methods, and the impact of advances. Understanding Book Royalties: In essence, a book royalty is the compensation that a publisher pays an author for the rights to publish their book. While this definition is straightforward, it raises various questions, especially for new authors: Do authors start earni ..read more
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The Significance of Book Sales to Publishers
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by Mark Gottlieb
8M ago
Publishers play a crucial role in the literary world, acting as the bridge between authors and readers. They curate, produce, and distribute the written word to the masses, bringing stories, knowledge, and entertainment to life. One of the primary metrics by which publishers gauge their success is book sales. These sales are not just numbers on a balance sheet; they represent the lifeblood of the publishing industry and serve as vital indicators of a publisher's health and ability to continue fostering literary talent. 1. Economic Viability Publishers, like any other business, need to be fin ..read more
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Beyond the Sale: The Journey from Getting a Literary Agent to Becoming a Published Author
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by Mark Gottlieb
8M ago
Ahead of my symposium with the Writers’ League of Texas, I share helpful tips on this topic: In this presentation, we’ll dive into what happens after the big publication day. Your book is on the shelves, now what? We’ll talk about publicity & marketing, sales, and more. Plus, when is it time to start working on the next project (and talking about the next project with your agent and editor) and other ways to put your time and energy to best use once your book has officially launched. Hopeful writers embarking on the arduous path to becoming published authors often fixate on a singula ..read more
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Belgian-Thai Illustrator and Cartoonist Christina De Witte
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by Mark Gottlieb
9M ago
Christina 'Chrostin' De Witte is a Belgian-Thai webcomic artist and author of several books published worldwide. She has a weekly column in De Standaard, a Belgian national newspaper, where she writes and draws about daily life. She debuted with THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE TO BEING A GIRL in 2018, now sold worldwide, everywhere from the U.S. to South Korea. Next up from De Witte: NOODLES, RICE, AND EVERYTHING SPICE: A THAI COMIC BOOK COOKBOOK, an approachable, fun comic book cookbook tour of Thai culture and cuisine with 50 recipes and stories from the country's main culinary regions. Wh ..read more
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Building Your Author Website: What Makes It Great?
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by Mark Gottlieb
9M ago
In today's digital age, authors need more than a beautifully crafted manuscript to connect with their readers and establish their presence in the literary world. An author's website has become essential for building a strong online presence, reaching a broader audience, and promoting their work. But what exactly goes into a good author website? This article will explore the key elements that make an author's website great and effective. A Memorable Domain Name Your author website's domain name is the front door to your online presence. It should be easy to remember, reflect your author brand ..read more
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Rising from the Ashes: How Writers Can Overcome Rejection
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by Mark Gottlieb
9M ago
Rejection is an integral part of a writer's journey. Whether you're a seasoned author or just starting your literary career, you'll inevitably encounter rejection at some point. While it can be disheartening, rejection is not the end; it's merely a stepping stone toward success. Explored here are strategies for writers to overcome rejection and emerge stronger and more resilient in their pursuit of literary excellence. 1. Reframe Your Perspective Rejection is not a personal attack; it's a subjective evaluation of your work. Understand that even renowned authors faced numerous rejections befo ..read more
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