When Agents Attack… I mean, Party

May 24th, 2011

If you’re following the publishing industry (and I assume you are, if you read this blog), you’ve probably heard that Book Expo America, or BEA, is being held this week in New York City. From a purely business-savvy perspective, BEA is a great opportunity to editors, agents, booksellers, librarians, writers, and more to get together […]

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Ask Daphne! About Editing

May 16th, 2011

I didn’t answer this question the other day during my lightning round, since it needed a bit more space of its own. Which it has now, so over to Anne C., who asks: I know editors at publishing companies ask for re-writes, both great and small, depending on the manuscript. But would you say there […]

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MISS PEREGRINE a Top Ten!

May 13th, 2011

Congrats to Ransom Riggs, whose debut novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has just been named to the Top Ten of the Summer 2011 Kids’ Indie Next List! The review reads: “The search for his grandfather’s past leads Jake to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where a home for orphaned and […]

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Getting Back to Speed

May 11th, 2011

So much for being back, huh? As I said, I’m taking it slowly. One thing I have been doing is reading lots of great manuscripts from my clients — the latest version of LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins, which Dutton will publish in September, THE NEW NORMAL by Trish Doller, which […]

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