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Ten QueriesMay 22, 2013 · 2 Comments
I’ve been meaning for ages to do a #tenqueries on Twitter. If you aren’t familiar, that is when an agent goes through his or her query inbox and shares the reasons why they do or do not request manuscripts. I personally tend to do most of my query reading during odd times, when not many
Ozark Writers’ League ConferenceMay 21, 2013 · 0 Comments
Event: Ozark Writers’ League Conference Location: “Hard Work U,” Branson, MO Length: 1 day Website: http://www.ozarkswritersleague.org/ This was one of the smaller events, I’d guess about 40 attendees. What these typically lack in flashy items like A-list keynotes, they more than make up in personal attention and more one-on-one time with presenters. There was an industry
Atlanta Writers’ ConferenceMay 20, 2013 · 1 Comments
Event: Atlanta Writers’ Conference Location: Westin Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA Length: 2 days Website: http://atlantawritersclub.org/content/?p=145 The Atlanta Writers’ Conference happens twice a year with strong attendance that I’d estimate to be around 100. There were workshops and speeches throughout for the writers to attend, but I was kept occupied with other contributions. For the agents, the
Publishing News of the WeekMay 17, 2013 · 0 Comments
Digital news: eBooks bring almost $1 billion in trade publishing sales growth. Smashwords breaks down their 2012 sales numbers. Top three sellers in Digital Book World’s $.99 – $2.99 eBook bestseller list are self-published. Traditional news: PublishersLunch lists more Fall/Winter Buzz Books. New details from the DOJ in their preparation for trial. Just Plain Awesome: Flavorwire reveals
New Adult and Self PublishingMay 15, 2013 · 17 Comments
Ah, Wednesday. I almost forgot it was my day to post. So when I remembered I started freaking out. What will I talk about? How do other agents always have such smart and thoughtful blogposts about stuff that is relevant to writers across a broad spectrum? Why can’t I have all that stuff? Then I
Everybody Looks Good at the Starting LineMay 13, 2013 · 2 Comments
Hey kids! I took a weekend off and feel totally recharged! Amazing how you don’t realize you are working ALL THE TIME until you stop. It can be difficult to throttle down from that high-revving lifestyle. One of the things I did was listen to some of my favorite music. And one of my favorite