On behalf of Serious Writer, Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett are acquiring nonfiction articles on the subjects of craft, marketing, social media, and the business side of writing. Accepted articles may be published at either AlmostAnAuthor.com or SeriousWriter.com.
PlatLit Books is a boutique publishing house that accepts submissions for both the CBA and ABA markets. Owners Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett are acquiring Nonfiction in the General, Christian Living, and Women’s categories, especially leadership and entrepreneurial books for women. We are also open to Christian Living books if they have a unique hook or the author has a large platform.
At this time, we are not accepting any poetry, memoir, devotionals, fiction or children’s books. We are extremely selective and only accept submissions from people we meet at conferences or by referral.
Bethany Jett believes in exceptions.
She attended her first writers conference with a proposal and a prayer and left with the Writer of the Year award, an agency contract, and interest from multiple publishers.
Three months later, she sold her debut book The Cinderella Rule: a Young Woman’s Guide to Happily Ever After (Revell), which became a Selah Awards finalist.
Bethany is the Founder and Co-Owner of Serious Writer, Inc., and Vice President of Platinum Literary Services where she specializes in marketing, nonfiction proposal creation, ghostwriting, and developmental editing. Her love for marketing and social media led to her pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Communication: New Media and Marketing. She also holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Behavioral Social Science and Humanities with a Criminal Justice minor.
Along with her speaking, writing, and graduate studies, Bethany speaks at churches and conferences nationwide at women’s and youth conferences and retreats, and her work has been featured in numerous publications including ChristianityToday.com, Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr., SpiritLedWoman.com, crosswalk.com, SonomaChristianHome.com, ChristianMingle.com, the Rave section of The Orlando Sentinel, and Splickety Publishing Group.
Bethany is a military spouse, momma-of-boys, suspense-novel junkie who describes herself as “mid-maintenance” and loves cute shoes and all things girly.
Social Media Synergy
We’ve been given a gift. No matter where we live in the world, we can connect with like-minded thinkers, make new friends, and establish relationships. What authors of years past would have given for this opportunity!
However, social media is often used selfishly. If the goal is JUST to sell books, you’ll lose every time. Instead, social media used with the reader or audience in mind is not only more effective, but allows you to strategically get in front of your ideal customers, clients, and readers while building a strong platform.
In this fast-paced continuing class, we’ll cover the best practices for each of the major social media platforms (including live-streaming), as well as how to create funnel systems to build your email lists and strengthen community with your audience and readers.
Topics include how to:
Bethany encourages everyone to have, at the minimum, a presence (no matter how big or small) across all the social media platforms, with the exception of Snapchat, Blab, and Periscope, before attending this class. The platforms above are linked so you can get started today.