November is a big month in the book world. But I’m not talking about book sales here.

You see, November is NaNoWriMo time: that’s National Novel Writing Month. The goal: write a 50,000-word novel between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30.

We know a little something about writing novels here at WMG. We publish a whole bunch of books about it, in fact. Our entire WMG Writer’s Guide series is geared toward helping folks do just that: write more, write better, make informed publishing decisions…the list goes on.

And for NaNoWriMo, we go one step further and put a couple of those books into a StoryBundle.

This year, it’s Dean Wesley Smith’s Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing a brand-new release from Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Closing the Deal…on Your Terms.

closing-the-deal-ebook-cover-web-284Before I get to the bundle, here’s the synopsis on Closing the Deal…on Your Terms. 

Making the wrong decisions on the business side of publishing can destroy a writer’s career. Longtime writer, editor, and publisher Kristine Kathryn Rusch knows this better than anyone. So she decided to write a book on the deal breakers in contracts, agency agreements, and other business things that will ruin a writer’s future.

Little did she know that it would take her seven months, lots of hand-wringing, and a lot of help from the readers of her blog. The result, Closing the Deal…on Your Terms, shows how the tiniest of decisions—talking to a Hollywood producer on the phone, falling for a typical agent’s ruse of masking a contract for a letter—can have lifelong consequences.

Written for every writer, whether self-published, traditionally published, or hybrid, Closing the Deal…on Your Terms takes writers on a journey that will help them understand what they’re selling and what they could accidentally give away.

Closing the Deal…on Your Terms is available in ebook now and will be available in paperback by the end of the month.

nanowrimo-2016-adThe NaNoWriMo bundle is curated by none other than New York Times bestseller (and occasional Fiction River editor) Kevin J. Anderson. Here’s a bit about the bundle in his words:

“If you’re a writer, you know about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, every November when aspiring authors scramble to try to write the first draft of a new book in one month flat. There are challenge groups, sprint partners, lots of blogs, advice from writers.

“Each year for NaNoWriMo, I curate a StoryBundle of books on various aspects of the craft and business of writing, and for 2016 I’ve got eleven titles—your complete toolkit for getting through NaNoWriMo and increasing your own writing knowledge.

“Not only do we have books made to help you get through NaNoWriMo and start (or continue) your writing career, we also have coupon codes for Jutoh and Writer’s Cafe, two supremely useful software apps that help you write and format your novel!”

So, there you go. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Click here to read more (and buy) the bundle.

And if you’re interested in taking a look at the entire WMG Writer’s Guide series, click here.

Best of luck to all you aspiring novelists and to those of you looking for an excuse to get that next book written.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.