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TIPS ON MARKETING & PROMOTING
YOUR BOOKS, SCRIPTS, FILMS, AND YOURSELF

The following articles are designed to help you market and promote your books, scripts, films, and yourself. Click the following links to see the articles.

 

Books

The following articles will help you get published and market and promote your books. Click the following links to see the articles. Many of these articles have been collected into a book HOW TO FIND PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS AND GET PUBLISHED. The newest ones have not yet been published as a book.

 

Contract Terms to Avoid or Negotiate with Publishers

Publicity, Book Excerpts, Co-Author & Co-Publishing Deals, and Pay-to-Play

Future Books, Revisions & Updates, and Getting Rights Back

Getting Paid and Author’s Copies

Dealing with Royalties and Payment Arrangements

Dealing with Editorial and Production Arrangements

Dealing with Warranties, Indemnity, and the Grant of Rights

What to Expect & Watch Out for in a Contract

Making Special Arrangements for Clients

Adjusting Your Fee and Payment Arrangements as a Freelancer

Creating a Platform as an Author, Scriptwriter, or Speaker

Do You Really Need a Copyright?

What to Do About Advance Purchase Commitments & Payment from Established Companies?

Should You Work as a Co-Writer and Take a Percentage?

Should You Begin Writing Anything Before a Payment or Contract?

Searching for Publishers

Protecting Yourself from Piracy

Working Out a Co-Writer or Ghostwriting Arrangement

Do You Really Need a Copyright?

What to Do About Advance Purchase Commitments and Payments

Should You Work as a Co-Writer and Take a Percentage?

Should You Begin Writing Anything Before a Payment or Contract?

Should you find a Publisher or Self Publish?

Three Key Guidelines for Writing a Good Query Letter to Book Publishers & Agents

Turning Your Blogs into a Book or Your Book into Blogs

Should You Find a Publisher or an Agent?

Using a Crowdfunding Campaign to Promote Books & Films, Find Publishers & Producers

Turning Your Book into a Series of Blogs

What to Say In Your Query Letter for a Novel or Script

How to get Paid Work When Publishers Try Not to Pay You

How To turn Your Personal Experiences Into Something You Can Get Published

The Pros & Cons of Working With a Small or Large Publisher

Increasing your Creativity To Improve Your Writing

Editing & Polishing your Letter, Proposal or Manuscript

How to Decide What Agent to work With

How to Decide Which Publisher to Work With

How To Decide What Publisher or Agent to Work With When Both are Interested

The Steps to Write Your Book, Find Publishers and Agents, and Get Published

Searching for Publishers

How and Why Publishers, Agents, and Films Works

 

Films

The following articles will help you get your script produced by pitching it to producers, production companies, agents, and managers or finding distributors and sales reps to distribute your films. If you are interested in raising funds to produce your film, FINDING FUNDS FOR YOUR FILM OR TV PROJECT will help.

 

Creating a Platform as an Author, Scriptwriter, or Speaker

Do You Really Need a Copyright?

Should You Work as a Co-Writer and Take a Percentage?

Working Out a Co-Writer or Ghostwriting Arrangement

Creating Your Poster and Screener Cover

Assessing Distributors

Knowing What to Expect and Say in Approaching Distributors

Finding and Connecting with Distributors and Foreign Sales Agents 

Creating a Realistic Distribution Strategy for Your Film

The Many Channels for Distributing your Film

Do You Really Need a Copyright?

Finding Distributors for Your Film: What to Expect

Should You Work as a Co-Writer and Take a Percentage?

Turning Your Script into a Film: From Idea to Synopsis and Script

Creating a Synopsis or Treatment for a Film

When and How to Write a Treatment for a Film

Pitching Your Script with a Query Letter

What to Say In Your Query Letter for a Novel or Script

Turning Your Book Into a Film

Editing & Polishing your Letter, Proposal or Manuscript

Increasing your Creativity To Improve Your Writing

How and Why Publishers, Agents, and Films Works