Category Archives: Tips & Quotes

Pricing your book to maximize sales and profit

When you’re an indie publisher, you control much of the process of publishing your book. Last week, the Gettysburg Writers Brigade talked about how to price your book to maximize your sales and profit. Author Gail Furford spoke about her … Continue reading

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How to get more freelance writing assignments (Part 1)

I’ve been doing freelance writing in one form or another for 25 years now. When I started out, I was getting only a few assignments to write articles. Nowadays, I have plenty of work, and the best part is that … Continue reading

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Having realistic pay expectations

When the members of the Gettysburg Writers Brigade talk about markets where we can publish our work. Around the Gettysburg area, the local magazines pay 10 cents to 50 cents a word. I also write for magazines all over the … Continue reading

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How much should you charge for your writing?

I’m often asked by new writers what they should charge for an article. My answer is that it is often not up to the writer. The publication will make an offer, and you can decide whether to accept it or … Continue reading

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Developing your book marketing plan

Rosemary Hutchison talked to the Gettysburg Writers Brigade about the book marketing plans she has put together for her husband, Will. The one thing I noted about her talk is that she said a marketing plan forces an author to … Continue reading

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How to become a successful author

I’ve been a professional writer for 30 years (Wow! Seeing that number applied to something I’ve done freaks me out a bit.), and I’ve done a lot of different types of writing. My first novel was published in 1996, and … Continue reading

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The decisions you need to make before you start writing your book

Here is another set of slides from a presentation that Gettysburg Writers Brigade founder, Will Hutchison, made to the group. This one involves some of the choices you need to make as you set out to write your book. You … Continue reading

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