Category Archives: Build Your Platform

Never Give Up

Jenny Milchman wrote eight novels before finding a publisher. It took 13 years. Cover of Snow debuted in 2013 and earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Times, San Francisco Journal … Continue reading

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Making it to the Bestseller List

Hank Phillippi Ryan‘s latest novel—The Wrong Girl—reached the Boston Globe Bestseller list within a week of its September 2013 release. I caught up to Hank during a whirlwind book tour. She wasn’t even sure what town she was in until she … Continue reading

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4 Steps to a Winning Book Proposal

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Four steps is all it takes to write a proposal that will propel your novel to the best-seller list. Not so fast! Michael Hyatt is the former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the … Continue reading

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Life is What Happens When You’re Making Other Plans

Betty Webb is the author of the Lena Jones and the Gunn Zoo mystery series. Her most recent books are Desert Wind (from the Lena Jones series, released in January 2012) and The Lama of Death (from the Gunn Zoo … Continue reading

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