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Introducing the “Write Here, Write Now” Podcast Series

Free In-depth Craft Discussions with Today’s Best Writers CLICK HERE to access these exclusive FREE podcasts! Whether you’re a published author looking to take your writing to new heights or just getting started, the insight and experience of other writers is invaluable—especially when the authors offering their expertise are award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling authors. The “Write Here, Write Now” podcast series produced by the Salt Cay ...

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Authors – Are You Auditing Your Royalty Statements? by Karen Dionne

In her article, "Good Agents Audit Royalty Statements," Kristin Nelson (President, Nelson Literary Agency) writes that over the past decade, careful auditing by her agency has recovered over $600,000 for her clients. "Even now, nary an accounting period goes by that we don't recover at least $500 to $3,000 owed to a client." She also states this jaw-dropping fact: A good percentage of agents do not audit their clients' royalty statements. I wanted to know how many ...

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Fearless Negotiation: An Agent’s Most Important Role for an Author by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

Kristin: Of all the skills a literary agent is required to have, the most important is the ability to negotiate well on behalf of the author client. Authors hire agents to protect their business interests in publishing. In my mind, and other folks may disagree with me, all other skills are kind of moot without this one. This is why a literary agent has a job. To say this another way, your agent might be a great communicator or team builder, give great marketing ...

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Commanding Authority: An Agent’s Negotiation Edge by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne

Not all literary agents are created equal. Agent Kristin Nelson and author Karen Dionne have seen the good, the bad, and the truly ugly. In this article series, “Think Like an Agent,” they pool their expertise.  Kristin: In January, one my clients emailed me a great note to kick off the new year. She wrote: “This is going to sound random, but I feel the need to do a bit of effusive gushing to you. As you probably know, authors eventually turn to gossip (about ...