Ask Daphne! About International Clients

October 21st, 2009

Renee writes with a question that’s been on my mind lately. As follows: I know that when querying, writers can’t limit themselves by city or state/province. However, I was wondering if your company would consider queries sent by someone from out of country (for instance, Canada). I was also wondering if you happened to know […]

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Dealing with Royal(tie)s

October 15th, 2009

Like all the other cool agents with blogs or on Twitter, I’m dealing with royal(tie)s. No dashing princes for me, these royalties, as you probably know already, are the accounting statements prepared by publishers that tell of the sales of an author’s book in the previous period. Right now, most of us are looking at […]

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Worth repeating

April 21st, 2009
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It’s bill pay day here at kt literary, and it’s worth repeating — you are planning on putting aside a nice chunk of your advance for taxes, right? And you’re tracking all your writing-related expenses, yes? Because you should. But that’s a kind of boring post, so I’m going to remind people to look again […]

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Ack! Numbers!

February 6th, 2009

Sorry about the late post today, gang. I spent the morning with an accounting specialist trying to sort out the (apparent) mess I made of QuickBooks.

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Mathy stuff

October 14th, 2008

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Let’s just be clear here, shall we? I work in publishing. i like WORDS. Numbers are, to put it bluntly, not my friend. And yet, I have this exciting new business, and though yes, I still get to play with words, I ALSO have to understand numbers. My authors like it when I do — when I can tell them what money is coming in from which publisher, and how soon. And to do THAT, I need accounting software to keep track of such things as payments due, etc.

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