Ask Daphne! Making An Exception

July 31st, 2009

I’m moments away from calling it a weekend, but wanted to share these drool-worthy shoes and a question from Ryan, who asks: I currently have a few publishers who requested material reviewing my book. If one is interested, and I decide I need an agent, is it okay to re-query an agent at this point […]

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Having Some Fun with Book Covers

July 30th, 2009

There’s been lots of serious talk about book covers recently, so let’s have a little fun today, shall we? I’m totally stealing my idea for this post from the Alien Onions, who blogged: CREATE YOUR DEBUT YA COVER 1 – Go to Fake Name Generator. The name that appears is your author name. 2 – […]

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Loving the Library

July 29th, 2009

Did you guys see this? An avid reader in south west Scotland is on the brink of borrowing her 25,000th book from her local libraries. Louise Brown, 91, from Stranraer, took her first book on loan from Castle Douglas library in 1946. Since then she has borrowed at least six books every week throughout each […]

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Time for Another Live Blog!

July 28th, 2009

It’s been a while since we’ve done this, and I have just over 50 queries in my inbox to get all caught up on, so I figured it’s time for another live blog! As always, my goal here isn’t to be mean or petty, but to give my brief comments on what about each query […]

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Not a Real Job

July 27th, 2009

I went to see “The Proposal” tonight with some girlfriends, fully prepared to be AMAZED by what Hollywood thinks a book editor does all day. There were, shall we say, some inaccuracies. Not the least of which was mistaking Massachusetts for Alaska, but that’s another issue all together. One of the details I thought dated […]

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