Featured Articles From Scott
Publishing Scams and Schemes
Although the publishing industry is generally honest, it has its share of scammers. It also has plenty of folks who don’t do anything illegal, but who prey on writers’ innocence, ignorance, or illusions.
A... [Read more]
How to Write a Bestseller, Get on Oprah, and Walk on the Moon
We Americans are obsessive optimists. We think we can achieve anything, if only we learn the right technique, study the right role models, get to know the right people, wear the right clothes, and maintain... [Read more]
The Biggest and Most Common Misunderstanding About Book Publishing
If you’re about to send a book or book proposal to publishers, your contacts will be acquisition editors—that is, people who acquire books for their organizations. (In Britain, the term is commissioning... [Read more]
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Interviews With Scott
What Every Writer Needs to Know About Editors
Is your editor a friend, a partner, or an adversary? Why do so many editors not do what they say they’ll do — or do it much later than they promised?
How can you get editors’ attention...
How to Have and Keep a Writing Career
“Keep trying to learn, in order to become more and more versatile.” In Scott Edelstein’s February 2009 guest appearance on AllTalkRadio.net, Career Czar® host Paul R. Bruno and Coach...