As a senior editor at Random House, Penguin and Simon & Schuster for seventeen years, I signed and edited eighteen New York Times bestsellers, several Wall Street Journal bestsellers, and numerous award-winning books. I have developed a set of powerful methods for working with authors to help them craft an optimal book concept and narrative strategy; find their best, most authentic voice; strengthen their arguments and story lines; and polish their writing so that it sings and connects powerfully with readers. I not only know how to help authors get unstuck, but how to help them bring their writing to a new level. Find out more about me here, and about how I work with authors here.
“Emily Loose is the editor that every writer needs, but too few of us are lucky enough to find. She balances an intense appreciation for the writer's individual voice and specific purposes with a pitch-perfect ear for when the voice isn't working.”
-- Ross Douthat
New York Times columnist,
author of Bad Religion
“Emily Loose edited both of my books, and she's been essential and delightful. She knows how to guide and inspire."
author of The Wal-Mart Effect
and The Big Thirst
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News Authors Can Use
TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG?
What a vexing question. It’s also a pressing one, which all authors should consider carefully.
What’s not at issue is whether blogging is one of the most effective methods authors can use for building a promotional “platform.” That’s industry lingo for an author’s combined capabilities to contribute to marketing, which all publishers factor seriously into their decisions about whether to bid on projects. In a number of high-profile cases, blogs have become the basis for a book or have played a major role in propelling books to bestsellerdom, such as Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project and Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup. In many more, less well-known cases, authors have built substantial followings and attracted the attention of media gatekeepers through their blogs.
But blogging—at least blogging well—takes considerable time. Authors also worry that if they blog about the subjects they’re writing books about, they may cannibalize their books. I recently discussed these issues with two industry professionals who offered keen insights about why taking the time to blog well is worthwhile and the best ways to do it. Read more.