Ask Daphne! About Chick Lit

November 24th, 2008

You know what we haven’t done in a while? Some Ask Daphne! questions! So let’s rev up our turducken-(or tofurkey-, or just plain turkey-)eating engines with a whole week’s worth of questions and answers. And remember, if you have anything YOU want to know about the biz, all you have to do is email me.

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Ask An Editor: The Answers (part 3)

November 21st, 2008

All right, gang, here’s the final round of answers to JenFW’s question: When editors search the internet for further info about a potential author, what are some things that make an impression, good or bad?

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Getting Caught Up

November 20th, 2008

On my reading, that is. Not, unfortunately, on my NaNoWriMo novel, which may need to wait until next year to actually count. Rexroth continues very well with his NaNovel, and enjoys reading bits of it out loud to me for my reaction. Luckily, I enjoy hearing them.

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On Frankfurt and Other International Book Fairs

November 20th, 2008

Fellow lit agent Nathan Bransford is afk right now, but he’s got some great guest posts up on his blog right now, including this one from his Curtis Brown coworker Ginger Clark on attending the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Literary Fiction as a Pejorative

November 19th, 2008

I recently sent an email to the good folks over at AgentQueryasking them to update my listing on their site. They got most of the details correct — name, preferred method of contact, email address, special interests — but under genres represented they included “literary fiction.”

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