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How to Write a Press Release or Pitch the Media

How to Write a Press Release or Pitch the Media

Press releases are the traditional way to get media attention. Here are some guidelines and tips on how to write your own press release, as well as pitching the media. Find the report here.

Book Proposal Template

Book Proposal Template

If you plan to pitch literary agents or publishers in pursuit of a traditional book publishing deal, you will need to provide a comprehensive book proposal. Proposals have several important components that must be completed properly in order to gain consideration by publishing industry professionals. This essential template, delivered in PDF format, includes each of […]

Facebook Strategy Cheat Sheet

Facebook Strategy Cheat Sheet

Feeling confused about how to build your audience on Facebook? The model has changed and Facebook has become a pay-to-play model. However, engagement boosts your chances of getting your content seen by your audience. This cheat sheet will help you get all the Facebook basics going! Get the sheet here.

How to Evaluate Competing Books

How to Evaluate Competing Books

Before you sit down to write your book, it’s important to study competing books for several reasons. You want to make sure you aren’t writing the same book that’s already been written, and also determine how your book will be different or better than the competition. This guide has steps to help you evaluate the […]

Manuscript Writing Checklist

Manuscript Writing Checklist

Writing a book can feel like an overwhelming task. This 3-page checklist will help you get organized so that you can get to the finish line a little faster! Access the checklist here.

Book Order Form Templates, Single and Multi Product (Word format)

Book Order Form Templates, Single and Multi Product (Word format)

This handy template, created and editable in Microsoft Word, allows you to create a printable order form for selling your books in person at events. It’s always a good idea to keep these with you just in case there is no internet access or for any reason you’re unable to swipe credit cards and collect […]

Professional Speaker Agreement

Professional Speaker Agreement

When you are hired as a professional speaker for an event, you need to provide an agreement that details your rate, deliverables and terms of your relationship. The following agreement (Microsoft Word format) is a template that you can use as a starting point. Be sure to fill in your specifics in areas denoted with […]

Real Literary Agency Letter of Agreement

Real Literary Agency Letter of Agreement

The following document is an actual letter of agreement from a literary agent/agency. It demonstrates the standard terms and expectations that are common with literary agents. Because this is an actual agreement, the agency and author information have been removed. We provide this for informational purposes–so that you can know what to expect when you […]

Report: Book Marketing Essentials

Report: Book Marketing Essentials

Whether you’re writing self-development, business, memoir, how-to, spiritual, narrative, or other nonfiction book, this authoritative guide by experienced industry professionals will provide you with the details you need to achieve your publishing goals. The report covers giveaways and samples, becoming a speaker, speaking engagements, mailing lists, and more book marketing essentials. Get the report here

Self-Publishing Checklist

Self-Publishing Checklist

Getting ready to self-publish your work? Here is a checklist to help make your publishing endeavor successful! Inside is covered: Before you Publish Interior Matter Copy to Write Marketing Planning Hiring Decisions and Recommended Resources Get the list here: Self-Publishing Checklist