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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 · 16 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
Stand Out QueriesMay 8, 2013 · 4 Comments
In the past few months I’ve taken on a handful of talented writers as clients and each pitched their books through a query or Twitter pitch that stood out above the rest. Today I thought it might be fun to share a few quotes from each of their pitches and/or queries in hopes of shedding
Effective Author BlogsMay 6, 2013 · 0 Comments
Whether you are a published author, have an agent, or are querying manuscripts, you may have been told that you need to blog. “Build a platform,” they say, but they don’t always say how (incidentally, if you are interested in tips for a great website, my client Kerry Lonsdale wrote just such a post for
Publishing News of the WeekMay 3, 2013 · 0 Comments
Digital news: Self-published books dominate this week’s Digital Book World’s eBook Bestseller list. HarperCollins will launch a “digital-first” mystery imprint. GalleyCat discusses how many copies sold makes a self-published bestseller. Amazon adds feature to make Kindle app reading easier for visually-impaired readers. Traditional news: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey gets heavy marketing from