Did this year actually happen? Can you prove it? As the calendar ticks inexorably to 2022, getting a finger on the pulse of the business is really difficult, and feels like an exercise in contradictions. Book sales are really strong but face an uncertain 2022, and it’s as hard as it’s ever been to break […]
Give the gift of writing! (This week in books)
Writing is one of the most meaningful pursuits life has to offer. And if you’re looking for a gift for a writer in your life this holiday season, consider gifting them some encouragement! I offer consultations, edits, coaching, and more, and I’d be happy to help your loved one with whatever you think they need […]
Should authors have more control over their covers?
It often comes as a surprise to people that authors in the traditional book world don’t have that much control over their book cover. Approval is rare. Consultation is more common, but how meaningful and sincere that consultation is vary greatly. (I liked to joke when I was an agent that authors are often consulted […]