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Breaking Your Publishing Contract

Many authors embark on this mission to break their contract in an effort to take more control and see more success through self-publishing or through new opportunities.

Wednesday’s Topic is Breaking your Contract. The Writer’s Chatroom 8PM ET

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Let's Talk Contracts

Contracts

Part 1

Contracts are as big a mystery as Marketing. So, let’s talk about it.

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Shameless Self-Promotion

From the moment you set pen to paper or opened your favorite word processor you stepped into the world of shameless self-promotion.

Part of Shameless Self Promotion is your Bio, Blurb and Excerpt. Three things you will need no matter how you intend to get your book in front of new eyes.

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Your Cover Letter

Your Cover Letter

If your targeted publisher accepts complete manuscripts without the formality of a Query Letter, then you will want to adapt your Cover Letter to include information about you, as an author. Mention previous publications and expertise. (Include these things only if this is your Cover Letter in this case is your First Contact with the Publisher or Agent). Do not repeat this information if you already sent a Query Letter.

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Your Query Letter

The first paragraph should be very close to what you would write for a jacket blurb. Unlike the Synopsis, do not give away the ending. In this blurb, you don’t want to talk about yourself, you want to sell your book.