Category Archives: The Business of Writing

Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 035 – Carla King

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In the latest episode of the podcast, US Manager Christine Munroe interviews Carla King, a travel writer and self-publishing expert. Christine and Carla discuss: What self-publishing was like when Carla started out in 1995, when she wrote a mountain biking guide to the French Riviera. She shopped it to publishers, but they wanted a bigger book. So she self-pubbed it

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The Right Tool for the Job: Logline

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by Chris Mandeville I’d like to share a tool that will help you talk about your book: the logline. A logline is a one-line synopsis that typically answers the question: “What is your story about?” The obvious use for the logline is the “elevator pitch” where you have one minute to “sell” the agent- or editor-of-your-dreams on your book idea.

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I Have a Big Anniversary Coming Up.

By Kate Hilton On May 7th, it will be exactly two years since I self-published The Hole in the Middle. I remember it vividly. I was excited and proud and absolutely terrified. Self-publishing took every bit of courage that I had, pushed me far beyond the limits of what was comfortable or familiar, and changed my life. Self-publishing was also

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