I feel like I’m over-blogging today, perhaps to make up for Friday, but there’s so much exciting stuff on the intrawebs! Like this brilliant list I agree with 99.99%, from J.A. Konrath. Yes, it’s personal, and your results may vary, but it’s a fantastic place NOT to start your story/novel.
There’s a pretty interesting blog over on Publishers Weekly about SciFi and Fantasy authors being marketed as teen fiction, and vice versa. The blogger makes a pretty good point that in this regard, buying books on the internet has a clear advantage, as you can search for “YA fiction,” or “SciFi”, or the author’s name, and find everything they write, not just what’s shelved in one spot in a bricks and mortar bookstore.
…A no-snail-mail queries policy here at kt literary. As it stands right now, I do get the bulk of my queries from email, but every once in a while, I notice the pile of unread hard copy queries to go through, that unfortunately sit and sit and sit. My promise of a response within two weeks applies only to email queries, and with those coming fast and furious, it’s only when I’m caught up on them that I can spare the time to look at a snail-mail query.