I often tell folks that one of the reasons I love working in the world of publishing — in any aspect; as author, publisher, event coordinator, instructor — is that… read more →
For quite some time now, I’ve been putting off working on a novel – Lonely Cottage Road – that I really, really want to be writing. There always seems to… read more →
Finding the right decisionmakers is key to getting your book into school classrooms. You can and absolutely should approach teachers directly with your ideas, because they are going to be your strongest advocate if they believe in the power of your book to help them teach kids. But it’s fairly uncommon for teachers to have the discretion to simply adopt your book as a classroom teaching aid without first running it past at least some kind of content approval committee, if not the school board.
If we assume a similar level of well-chosen topic and quality, appealing writing, the difference between a successful author and one who’s struggling is the difference in their attitudes about and efforts toward promoting their work.
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