Gail Kearns Interviewed by Literary Gumbo

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Watch as Fred Klein interviews Gail Kearns, a book Sherpa, Project Editor, & Production Coordinator of To Press and Beyond, a full-service book shepherding agency. Gail also talks about, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook and website. Gail M. Kearns (aka Book Sherpa), Founder of To Press & Beyond and her team are experts in […]

10 Tips for Getting That Book Written

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Writing a book is serious business. Accomplishing it can seem daunting. The new writer’s worst inner fears surface quickly with the intimidating blank page and thoughts of writer’s block, critics and failure. Disarm your inner writer’s worst fears! Writing a book should not be a scary undertaking. Whether a debut novelist or first-time nonfiction author, […]

Building Your Author Platform

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Writing a book is one thing … getting it out into the world is another. With well over one million new titles published each year, you’ll want to be ahead of the game. So as you’re writing your bestseller (why not think positive!), developing an author platform, especially if you’re a first-time author, is essential. […]

Judging a Book by Its Cover

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A majority of booksellers agree that the cover design is the single most important element of a book. The truth is, a book is judged first and foremost by its cover. If you want your book to have a fighting chance among the more than 700,000 new books published each year, your cover must trigger […]

Working with a Book Sherpa

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There are advantages to using a Book Sherpa—one of which is that it can save you money in the long run. A good Book Sherpa will help you navigate the publishing process, avoiding the many pitfalls, and increase your chances for publishing success. Here Are 6 Tips for Working with Your Book Sherpa When you […]