Some heavy duty math for today’s giveaway. And to make up for my lateness in posting it, it’s a big one. Not one, not even two, not three or four, but FIVE books! All from Matthew Cody — the complete Supers of Noble’s Green trilogy (Powerless, Super, and Villainous), plus the standalones Will in Scarlet and The Dead Gentleman. You get all this AND a tease for Matt’s next three books (5 + 3 = 8, for today’s number), The Secrets of the Pied Piper series. I can’t post text without permission, but how about this beauty?
For the last two days, fellow literary agent Nathan Bransford has featured guest blogger Michelle Moran on How to Promote Your Book. I cannot recommend these two posts highly enough. They ought to be required reading for all writers, especially those with a contract in hand, and no idea what to do next. Read part one and part two.
So I came across the following article in my Google Reader, from the Editors of the Children’s Book Insider (where a special Ask Daphne! column appears quarterly!). Anyway, the article asks “Do You Need a Literary Agent?” And it raises a number of good points, as well as making a few statements I disagree with, so I thought I’d go over a few of those.