Angela’s Desk

Need Your Book Published By Christmas? You Only Have ONE Option Now…

Need Your Book Published By Christmas? You Only Have ONE Option Now…

There are only 51 days until Christmas. That's 36 business days. Most full-service print on demand/publishing services firms take around 4-6 months to get a book to market. Some offer rush services but NONE of them offers a 2-week publishing program...except BookLocker...…

MORE Complaints about Balboa Press!

MORE Complaints about Balboa Press!

It's been four years since we've checked up on Balboa Press. We decided to revisit them after we yet received another complaint about Balboa Press from an author just this week. Things are definitely NOT looking any better!…

“Online/Virtual Book Fair?” Don’t Bother….

“Online/Virtual Book Fair?” Don’t Bother….

I was spammed this week by an organization that hosts book fairs. Of course, it's all online again this year. No in-person meetings. No people walking around viewing books laid out on tables. Nobody shaking hands with literary agents. You know. It's really...nothing of value to authors AT ALL.…

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For September, 2021!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For September, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! …

LAST CHANCE! START-TIME IS TOMORROW!! What Will the Fall, 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

LAST CHANCE! START-TIME IS TOMORROW!! What Will the Fall, 2021 24-Hour Short Story Contest Topic Be?!?!

Are the leaves changing yet in your neighborhood? They are here!  And, what better way to entertain yourself than by entertaining US with a fantastic story on this cozy weekend?! Will it be there be pumpkins, hay bales, and beautiful falling leaves? How about some crisp apples at an orchard? A cold wind, or an early snow perhaps? Maybe something dark and creepy awaiting unwary trick or treaters! Or...maybe not! …

When One Co-Author Tries to “Fire” the Other

When One Co-Author Tries to “Fire” the Other

The publisher recently requested a third edition and the author told me that her co-author wants to exclude her entirely from the third and subsequent editions even though the new edition WILL contain material written by...…

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For August, 2021!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For August, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! …

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For July, 2021!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For July, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! …

And, MORE Complaints About Lulu Press!

And, MORE Complaints About Lulu Press!

A small snippet of what’s to follow: "Do yourself a solid and don't use Lulu publishing." "I've spent in the thousands and can't get ANY help!" "I would never buy from Lulu.com again." "Customer Service is a nightmare." "Do not use Lulu publishing." "Worst experience ever."…

We Honor our Fallen Heroes

  Here at WritersWeekly and Booklocker, we honor those who answered the call of their country…

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For May, 2021!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For May, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! …

Is Your Client Feigning Ignorance? Don’t Be a Dummy!!

Is Your Client Feigning Ignorance? Don’t Be a Dummy!!

Something that really gets my goat is when people pretend to be stupid in order to take advantage of me in some way. After being in business for 23 years, I've seen my share of Faux Ignoramuses...…

Should You Pay to Appear on a Podcast?

Should You Pay to Appear on a Podcast?

I was very interested in one podcast series but the narrator's voice had a twangy tone that reminded me of a screechingly bad note on my guitar...…

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For March, 2021!

World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals For March, 2021!

Oh, yes! We know you’re excited!! Today, we’re going to share another installment of our popular column, World’s Worst Query Letters and Book Proposals. We've been savings these for a few weeks now so there are a LOT to entertain you! …

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