Ich bin ein Literary Agent

September 30th, 2008

The publishing world, aside from being up in arms at the thought that Random House may have been right in canceling the US publication of The Jewel of Medina, is getting ready for the 60th Annual Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Banned Book Week

September 29th, 2008
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Man, there’s so many great images to celebrate Banned Books Week, it’s hard to pick just one. But I like this one, I think. Click through for a bigger version.

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Ask Daphne! What if Book Two is ready?

September 29th, 2008
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Shoes that seem to say “Tell me about it, stud” for Sandy, who writes, “I have an etiquette question. A year ago, I began querying my first novel. As requests and passes were coming in and submissions were going out, I worked on my next book. It’s now complete and ready to query, but I still have two partials and a full of my first book out. I don’t really want to wait to hear back from the agents because there’s no telling how long they’ll take (two of the three are already well past their posted response times). Should I let these agents know that I’m querying another book?”

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Ask Daphne! But how do you really feel about independent editors?

September 26th, 2008
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Because something about editors makes me think of tortoise shell, these Louboutin beauties for Curious, who asked in a comment, “Does it change your perception of (or willingness to take on) a potential client to know that he needed to hire an independent editor to get his work up to a publishable standard?”

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Ask Daphne! How much can I put on my blog?

September 25th, 2008
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Cute shoes just because I like them for Blogger C, who writes, “Scenario: Enthusiastic response from the target audience (literary young adults who hate English class) to a series of posts on my blog has given me confidence that it’s a good non-fiction book concept. But there’s a dilemma: I can’t stop posting each new chapter draft on my blog, even though I want to sell the writing in a book. But is this a problem, or an opportunity?”

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