Posts by Maggie Langrick:

Hybrid Publishers are not Vanity Presses

Authors today have many publishing options available to them, which can make it hard for them to understand the differences, much less choose the route that suits them best. Some authors want the professionalism and market reach of a traditional publisher, while others prefer the accessibility, higher royalties, and expediency that self-publishing provides. And then […]

27 Feb 2018 in Publishing

Three Mistakes New Authors Make When Writing a Nonfiction Book

Every author starts out with great intentions and ambitious goals, but they don’t necessarily have good publishing instincts. In countless meetings and consultation sessions with aspiring authors of nonfiction books, I’ve found that there are three key mistakes that most new authors make. 1.   They write about what interests them, rather than what interests their audience. Over […]

19 Feb 2018 in Writing tips

Meet Our New Publishing Coordinator, Jesmine Cham

We’re thrilled to introduce you to Jesmine Cham, our new Publishing Coordinator, who joins the LifeTree Media team as of January 2. Jesmine grew up with a love of books and always knew she wanted to pursue that passion into the publishing industry. After graduating with a Communications degree from Simon Fraser University, she completed the SFU […]

15 Dec 2017 in LifeTree Media news

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