Don’t Tweet that Query!

Read this, if you are tempted to pitch your book to an editor on Twiiter (unless it is a special Twitter event AND you have done your homework about said event.)

Dr. Syntax: Tweet Not Your Query, Author, or, Why I Don’t Read the Slush Pile Anymore.

Changing Times: Important Business Information for Writers

Important business and contract information for every writer. Be sure to read the discussion, too. Then, do some research before signing a contract.

Writer Unboxed » 5 Industry Trends Requiring Every Writer’s Attention.

How to Write a Great Query Letter

Don’t miss this complete guide to writing an effective query letter.

I’m saving it for the day I finish the rewrite on my book.

Now, I’m going downstairs to make dinner.

Anatomy Of A Query Letter: A Step-By-Step Guide.

Visit the Literary Magazines Database at Poets and Writers

If you write poetry or short stories, you should check out the Literary Magazines Database on the Poets and Writers site. Here’s an example of a possible publisher for your work.

The Faircloth Review | Literary Magazines Database | Poets & Writers.

Avoid Predictable Rejections: Don’t Give Them an Easy Excuse

As you plan submissions for the new year, here are some things to check.

6 Reasons Editors Will Reject You |

Publisher Coordinates Grassroots Efforts on Staten Island

A publicist and publisher Michele Karlsberg is helping to coordinate grassroots recovery efforts on beleaguered Staten Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Go book people! : ). Click on the link below for the full story. 

Publisher Coordinates Grassroots Efforts on Staten Island.

Kid-Lit Cares: Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort

Many of us who do not live on the East coast have friends and family there. Here’s a special opportunity for people in the children’s literature community to help. Click on the link below if this is you.

Kid-Lit Cares: Superstorm Sandy Relief Effort.

About the Penguin/Random House Merger

Penguin and Random House are merging. This is huge news in the publishing industry. Click on the link for more information.

Dohle Addresses Booksellers, Authors and Agents About Merger.

The Changing Role of Publishers in the Digital Age

Publishing is changing. It is much easier and less expensive now for an author to reach out to the audience directly. The problem is that it is easy for everyone to do this.

If you have a website, you know that enticing people to view it can be a problem when millions of other sites clamor for attention. The same is true now for “books.” I put the term in quotation marks because so many publications are just as virtual as sites.

Here’s a well-thought-out essay about the situation from an industry professional. If you are thinking about publishing your work, it’s worth a read.

The Future of the Author-Publisher Relationship – Jane Friedman.