If you have written a book that you’d like to market, one of the first things you need to do is research the competition. Check out these tips conducting this important research, including pricing, topic & genre trends, and distribution channels.
People care about how a cover looks. When designing your cover, you'll want to conduct thorough research. This article outlines what to consider in that market research, including the cover art, cover copy, layout, and the size of author name and title.
If you are interested in writing in the young adult genre, this interview with YA expert and literary agent Laurie McLean is the best starting point. Laurie explains how to keep current on what the YA audience is interested in and how to connect with them as part of your research and writing.
When you are researching your book it can often be very beneficial to speak with experts. Check out this article before you approach an expert and you'll pick up some tips on how to do it right and get good results.
You have worked on a query package and you want to send it out to agents. What do you do next? Research and follow directions. Learn how to research and where to find guidelines. This advice will get your queries on the fast track
Author and life coach, Patty Blue Hayes, recommends researching and reviewing the books available in your genre when planning the structure and design for your own book. Understanding why certain books stand out or why they are impactful can help guide and inspire you as you make decisions about the layout of your book. If needed, work with hired resources such as a graphic designer, who can help you put the finishing touches on your work.