Ask Daphne! What about Contest Sites?

August 26th, 2009

I’m not usually a fan of socks with heels, but these work it, for KK, who writes: I just started entering a contest on Textnovel. The winning entry gets a guaranteed publishing contract and prize money. What are your thoughts on these kinds of contests and would you as an agent ever use a site […]

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While We Wait

August 26th, 2009

There’s a couple of exciting things going on right now (more details to follow soonish), but I find myself in the unenviable position of waiting on all sorts of things. Response, phone calls, answers, etc. I’m going through queries in an effort to get caught up, but also to help relieve other people’s anxiety about […]

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Do you ever wonder?

August 25th, 2009

What do you do when you… Did you ever wonder if… What if… Eek! When rhetorical questions attack! Intern Jenny and I are spending the day going through your queries, and for some reason, it seems as if this batch is chock full of rhetorical questions. Is it the worst thing in the world? No, […]

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Market My Words

August 24th, 2009

More later, but for now, I wanted to share this interview I did with Shelli over at Market My Words, all about (you guessed it) marketing. An excerpt: How important do you feel social networking is to authors? Vitally important, I think. Gone are the days when an author could write a brilliant book, send […]

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Stealing a Question of the Day

August 21st, 2009

kt literary author Suzanne Casamento has been blogging every day with a question for her readers, and on this glorious Friday, the end of a pretty spectacular week (details to be revealed soon!), I thought she had a great Q to send us off to the weekend. It’s Friday. You’re sitting at your desk or […]

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