How to be a Writer in the E-Age: A Self-Help Guide

by Catherine Ryan Hyde and Anne R. Allen

The e-reader has changed publishing in ways few people could have imagined less than a decade ago. When even seasoned professionals are baffled by seismic changes in the industry, how can an author cope?

Catherine Ryan Hyde, #1 bestselling Amazon author of 30 current and forthcoming books including the iconic Pay it Forward, and Anne R. Allen, bestselling humor author and award-winning blogger, offer warm, friendly advice on how to sustain a writing career during this time of upheaval.

You'll see a lot of books out there about how to write, and a whole lot more that promise Kindle millions. But this book is different. It helps you establish a professional writing career in this time of rapid change—and answers the questions so many writers are asking:

•Does an author still need an agent? Can new writers still get published by Big Five publishers?

•What about digital-only imprints, mid-sized publishers, small presses—or should everybody self-publish? How can you tell if you've found a good self-publishing partner, or a scammy vanity press?

•Do fiction writers need a platform? What's the difference between a hook, logline and a pitch? And how are they different from the dreaded synopsis? Does an author need to worry about all that if planning to self-publish?

•Do you need to spend endless hours on social media? Should all authors blog? What are the secrets of a successful blog? How do you cope with rejection, depression, bad reviews and other downsides of the writing profession?

How to be a Writer in the E-Age answers all these questions and more in this fun, information-packed book

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"The moment I started to read "How to be a Writer in the E-Age" I knew it was a winner in every sense. The information is not only valuable to new authors, it's relevant to published authors who might be thinking about making the switch to e-publishing, too." Ryan Field, reviewer at Naughty Guys

"This comprehensive, humorous and down-to-earth guidebook covers our ever-changing industry, our growing choices, and lays down what we can expect at the end of our road so we plan our travels well." Joanna Celeste, reviewer at Joanna Celeste's book blog
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About Anne R. Allen


Anne R. Allen is a multiple award-winning blogger and the author of 13 books, including the bestselling Camilla Randall Mysteries. She is co-author, with Catherine Ryan Hyde, of How to be a Writer in the E-age: a Self-Help Guide.

Anne’s latest nonfiction book is The Author Blog: Easy Blogging for Busy Authors. Her latest Camilla Randall comedy-mystery is Googling Old Boyfriends.  Both are published by Kotu Beach Press.

She blogs with New York Times million-copy seller Ruth Harris at “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris,” and has a book blog at “Anne R. Allen’s Books.”

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the million-selling author of more than 35 published and forthcoming books.

An avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer and astrophotographer, she has a published book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE: PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD.

Her novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries. The paperback was released in October 2000 by Pocket Books and quickly became a national bestseller. Simon & Schuster released PAY IT FORWARD: YOUNG READERS' EDITION in August of '14. It is suitable for kids as young as eight. A special Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of the original PAY IT FORWARD was released in December of '14

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