Many of the WordNerds have experience in the traditional publishing world. To watch all of our videos on traditional publishing, use the embedded playlist. To find a specific topic with regards to traditional publishing, use the list below or the search bar.
Kellie Sheridan talks about how to choose the best publishing path for you.
Emma Kate talks about the major differences between self and traditional publishing.
Emma Kate debunks some commonly held myths about traditional publishing.
Calyn Morgan talks about the daunting publishing industry and how we must prevail and write our hearts out.
Emma Kate talks about publishing world scams to which you shouldn’t fall prey.
Meghan talks about how agents>publishing as Smeagol>Frodo’s quest (NOTE: SMEAGOL, NOT GOLLUM 🙂 ).
Emma Kate talks about what to do when you think you might be ready to query your novel.
Meghan talks about how to keep track of the agents you are thinking of querying.
E. Latimer boils down the querying process to a few easy to understand steps.
Emma Kate gives you the top DOs and DON’Ts of query letters, the ones that apply no matter who or what you are querying.
Meghan outlines the basics of a good query letter and provides an example query to help get you started.
E. Latimer talks about three querying mistakes you might be making.
Kyra Nelson–literary agent assistant, writer, and owner of the Captain (Query) Hook website–talks about four reasons why she wouldn’t request more pages from the slush pile of the agent she works for.
E. Latimer provides a checklist for you to use before you send out those query letters.
Meghan talks about #MSWL, where you can find out exactly what kinds of stories individual agents and editors are looking for.
E. LAtimer talks about how to pitch editors and agents at writing conferences.
E. Latimer talks about PitMad, a twitter event where you can pitch your work to agents and editors.
E. Latimer talks about what to do when an agent requests a revise and resubmit.
In this Sunday Special live chat, E. Latimer, Meghan, Kyra Nelson, and Emma Kate talk about all of the steps to getting a literary agent.
Meghan talks about another publishing contest that gets your work in front of agents, Pitch Madness.
E. Latimer talks about Publisher’s Marketplace, and why you should be using this amazing site.
Meghan talks about whether you can get an agent if you want to self publish and traditionally publish (HINT: YOU CAN).
Calyn Morgan talks about how book covers and titles work in the traditional publishing world.
Meghan talks about some of the components that made her choose the traditional publishing route.
E. Latimer shares three publishing contests that you can enter to get your work in front of agents/editors.
Emma Kate talks about even more publishing world myths.
Kellie Sheridan talks about the weird animosity that sometimes exists between self and traditional publishing and wonders: why can’t we all just be happy writers who support each other?
Meghan talks about the difference between publishing a book and getting your screenplay filmed.
E. Latimer talks about the ridiculousness of people trying to tell other authors that their methods of publishing–self, traditional, or something else–are not the correct choice.
Meghan tells you about a few things your query letter needs besides a killer book blurb.
E. Latimer tells you the details of what happens once you’ve emailed an agent to accept their representation!
Emma Kate talks about using twitter to learn more about agents and the querying process.
Nikki Roberti Miller–a YA author represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary–stops by to talk about different types of literary agents, parting ways with an agent, finding an agent who is best for your work, and what it is like working with an agent.
Rosalyn Eves–YA author of BLOOD ROSE REBELLION, a YA historical fantasy coming March 2017 from Knopf/Random House–talks about how to persevere in your publishing goals when all you really want to do is quit.
Meghan talks about Pitch Wars–a writing contest that helps authors hone their work and get it into the hands of literary agents–and what you need to do to prepare for it.
Meghan talks about how to prepare for Pitch Wars, the amazing writing contest put on by Brenda Drake!
Shannon Cooley–YA author represented by Victoria Marini–talks about how she got her literary agent!
E. Latimer talks about when you should give up trying to traditionally publish your book.
E. Latimer talks about the best ways to never get an agent. 🙂
E. Latimer shares the story of how she came to be represented by Silvia Molteni of Peters, Fraser, and Dunlop.
Meghan talks about ProWritingAid, a great line editing program that she’s being trying out during Pitch Wars!
Katherine Bogle–author of the award-winning novel, HAVEN–talks about how to determine whether it’s time to shelve a work in progress or find a different publishing path for your book.
E. Latimer talks about advance checks and the importance of making sure writers are paid.
Rachel Sargeant shares seven questions that you should ask yourself before deciding to publish your book.
Emma Kate talks about three ways you can prepare for publishing no matter what your stage in the writing process.
E. Latimer talks about the importance of patience in the writing industry. Don’t rush the things you can control!
Meghan shares the exciting news–she has an agent!
Rachel Sargeant talks about publishing trends and whether or not you should write to trends.