By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

I’ve been radio silent for a while, which can be attributed to so many concrete things — there’s a baby due! My sister moved across the country! I’ve got so many articles to write…


How I Book

By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

Dan asks: So many authors hold off on taking any actions with marketing plans or audience development until after their first marketing meeting with their publisher. The potential problem is that…


By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

Dan asks: There are differing views about whether writing articles in support of a novel is a good idea. Some say that writing about a nonfiction angle of a fictional work does nothing to…


By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

Tapping into who you know has a direct relationship to how helpful you can be to your book.

I want to start right out by saying it took me a long time to get…


By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

When my first novel, The Effects of Light, came out in 2005, the internet still felt a lot like the wild west. I asked an in-house publicist if I should have a website designed…


How Publishers Build Book Buzz By Sending Out Secret Early Copies

By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

This is the part of a series called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

Roxanne, Kayleigh and Rebecca at Crown Publishing stuff JUNE into envelopes for the galley mailing.

This week, my novel, JUNE, is going out into the world. No, it’s not publication day; that’s still five months off. But…


This is the first in a series of a toolbox called “How I Book,” a collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, and Dan Blank, the founder of WeGrowMedia. The aim is to provide honest, practical advice to writers negotiating the murky waters of publication, especially around their roles in publicity and marketing, where so much is expected and so little guidance is often offered.

Five Things I Wish I’d Known Five Months Before I Published My First Novel

By Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

I wrote my first book while during my senior year at Vassar, in a program called…

Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

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