Posts by Maggie Langrick:

An indie author’s guide to selling foreign rights

Every author dreams of seeing their book translated into many languages so that readers in far-off lands can enjoy and learn from it. But how does an indie author sell their publishing rights abroad? And what can a traditionally published author do to be sure they are getting the best deal? I asked Kelvin Kong, […]

10 Aug 2017 in Help, Publishing, Rights

How to Boost Your Public Speaking Fees by $10,000 or More

Everybody knows that a successful book can launch a career as a public speaker. But what is less widely understood is how publishing a book can turbocharge an already successful speaking career. Here’s the problem. Every professional public speaker will eventually hit a plateau. The market gets saturated, or everyone has heard your speech, or […]

26 Jun 2017 in Author platforms, Help, Your book

Is it worth it to pay to publish? Six ways to recoup your investment, beyond the bookstore

If you’re thinking of investing money in publishing your book through a hybrid publisher or by self-publishing, you’re likely trying to work out whether you’ll get a strong enough return on investment to make the endeavour worthwhile. And rightly so: publishing a book to a professional standard is a significant investment, especially if you are […]

12 Jun 2017 in Author platforms, Help, Publishing

How to write a world-changing manifesto

When I sit down to work with a new author, I always ask them about their goals for their book, and invariably I get a version of the same answer: They want to make a difference in people’s lives. Very often, they want to change the way people think, elevate a conversation, and bring new […]

08 May 2017 in Finding Your Author Voice, Help

How to Write a Killer Book Introduction

Of all the book chapters you will write, your introduction is likely to confound you the most. What should go in it? How long should it be? Is anyone even going to read it? Most authors find themselves scratching their heads over questions like these. I hope to answer them here. A book introduction isn’t […]

06 Feb 2017 in Finding Your Author Voice, Help, Writing tips

Three Essential Questions to Ask a Hybrid Publisher

What the heck is a hybrid publisher, anyway? And how do you know if you’ve found a good one? At its best, hybrid publishing offers many of the benefits of being published by a traditional publisher — including access to market (i.e. brick-and-mortar bookstores), high quality editing and design — as well as the benefits […]

03 Aug 2016 in Help, Publishing

Don’t Be an Accidental Plagiarist!

When it comes to conducting research for your book, not all sources are created equal. Freelance editor Shirarose Wilensky offers an easy rule of thumb to steer you toward reputable sources: start with print-based materials such as books, newspapers, journals and magazine articles, then move on to online sources. This is because although some web-based […]

11 May 2016 in Help, Writing tips