For anyone who has ever thought about writing a book but suffered from fears of failure, felt intimated by the process, or didn’t understand agents, rights, or marketing, comes Author Straight Talk, a comprehensive book that gives readers the insider information on authoring.
Through 185 questions, acclaimed author Sarah Gerdes sheds light on ten core aspects of the business of authoring. In her brutally honest style, Gerdes holds nothing back as she lifts the veil on why manuscripts are really rejected, where the most money is made, what agents really say and do behind your back, and why your book isn’t selling. At the same time, readers are introduced to Gerdes’ success strategies, for writing, editing, publishing, marketing, and selling your book. The money she’s made, along with the mistakes, are detailed, but so are the best tips she’s used for both mainstream and independent publishing.
“This book is the fulfillment of the promise I made twenty years ago. If I ever achieved success, I was going to share it with others. Author Straight Talk is the book I wish I’d had to help me along the way. I might not have always listened, but at least I would have known what to consider, think about, and then make the best choice.” —Sarah Gerdes