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by Carla King

The San Francisco Writers Conference has always been strong on self-publishing, and this year the conference fully embraced the topic by inviting Guy Kawasaki to keynote. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist and former chief evangelist of Apple has written a new book: “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish Your Book.” This new how-to guide came [...] more »

by Carla King

At first, you came to the San Francisco Writers Conference to learn the craft of writing, to hear famous writers describe how they became famous, to learn the secrets of how to create a winning book proposal, to become enlightened by publishers about what they want and, most of all, to pitch literary agents, those [...] more »

by Carla King

With big publishing buying only the crème de la crème of books, and more authors turning to self-publishing, many literary agents are getting squeezed right out of the middle. But some savvy agents are acting as literary consultants to help their authors self-publish, a role that offers up new opportunities and challenges for everybody in [...] more »