Ask Daphne! About E-Publishing Advances

November 23rd, 2010

Short boots for a question about a short story today, from AR: I recently submitted a short story to an e-publishing company for an anthology. I kind of know the person who runs it, but not well enough to know if I’m being taken for a ride here. They are offering a $50-$100 advance for […]

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!

ANNA’s in Booklist!

November 22nd, 2010

Another round of praise for Stephanie Perkins and her debut novel Anna and the French Kiss, as Booklist chimes in with their review: Anna is not happy about spending senior year at a Paris boarding school, away from her Atlanta home, best friend Bridgette, and crush Toph. Adapting isn’t easy, but soon she finds friends […]

Filled Under: News

Ask Daphne! About Revising A Manuscript That’s Out There

November 19th, 2010

These lovely shoes are part of the Tron: Legacy couture line, and while, at $800, they’re not going to be cheap, that’s probably a bargain compared to being trapped in cyberspace for a decade or more, right? Anyway, moving on to today’s question, Denise writes: I’ve read conflicting information on what to do when an […]

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!

“Darkly funny” and “Twisted” blurbs for BAD TASTE IN BOYS

November 17th, 2010

Congrats to Carrie Harris, who announced not just one, not just two, but THREE fabulous blurbs for her debut novel Bad Taste in Boys, which Delacorte is publishing next summer. Here’s just one: “Kate Grable is my new hero. Thanks to Harris’s darkly funny, twisted, and sexy tale of high school drama gone un-deadly wrong, […]

Filled Under: News

Ask Daphne! Does Time of Year Matter?

November 16th, 2010

I recently got two similar questions from readers, and I think there’ll well worth answering, especially this time of year. From Shannon: I’m wondering if, in general, there is a better time of year to query agents. I’m just wondering with trips, conferences, holidays etc, if there are times in the year, from an agent […]

Filled Under: Ask Daphne!