Before I sold Whiskey Sour I'd amassed more than 500 rejections searching for agents and publishers.
Since selling Whiskey Sour, I've visited more than 2,200 bookstores, traveled to 39 states, attended over a hundred conventions, conferences, and book fairs, and get paid pretty good money to lecture about writing and publishing.
It's been quite a trip. And I wish I knew then what I know now.
In 2005 I began a blog called A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, to share what I've learned.
If you're a new writer looking to find an agent or sell your stories, or if you're a pro looking to expand your readership, the blog is chocked full of information about writing, publishing, and marketing.
I've put together the best of these tips in an e-book. It's about 370,000 words worth of tips, hints, tricks, and advice. Over 1000 pages long. And it's free, by clicking on the cover above. If you have a Kindle, it's also available on Amazon Kindle for $2.99.
My old tips pages on my previous website still exist at http://www.jakonrath.com/tips.html if you're nostalgic and want to see them, but they've all been incorporated into this e-book download.
You can also check out my dialog about ebooks with Barry Eisler, Be the Monkey, available for free in my ebook store.
If you have any questions that aren't answered in this book, visit my blog at http://jakonrath.blogspot.com and ask me personally. Time permitting, I'm happy to help.
I've gotten many emails from people who have been helped by my advice, or have pirated my ebooks and have asked if they could give me money for them. If you feel some overwhelming need to send me a few bucks, I don't want to snub your generosity. By clicking on the button below, you can donate any amount you wish.
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