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.)
Important business and contract information for every writer. Be sure to read the discussion, too. Then, do some research before signing a contract.
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.
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.
As you plan submissions for the new year, here are some things to check.
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.
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.
More about the merger from the point of view of agents.
Penguin and Random House are merging. This is huge news in the publishing industry. Click on the link for more information.
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.