All About Marketing

April 16th, 2009
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Moonrat has a fascinating piece up on her blog about marketing, speaking to the many bloggers and twitterers who reposted her quote of the other day, “I wish more agents pressed for marketing commitments than high advances.” Clearly and concisely, she lays out exactly what marketing dollars and commitments DO, and what authors can contribute. […]

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An Editor’s Thoughts on Having An Agent

September 2nd, 2008

I know you all already know there’s tons of fantastic information out there in the blogosphere about the publishing process (*ahem* Myself included, if I may be so bold), and I do so like when I come across something particularly brilliant. And because I’m big into sharing lately, I get to share it with you, if you haven’t already seen it. To whit: one Moonrat, recovering editorial assistant, on why authors need an agent.

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I’m not the only one with a high-tech toy

April 22nd, 2008

Still loving my Kindle, and yet still very interested to hear what others think about their high-tech reading devices. On No Want Decaf!, an editor shares her thoughts about her Sony Reader, and how it has basically changed the way her publishing house does business.

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Another perspective

April 7th, 2008

Good morning, gentle readers! Read something interesting this weekend that I thought you might enjoy. Fabulously fun editor Abby Zidle blogs weekly at Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room, and though that blog is dedicated to mystery writing, she covers all aspects of the publishing process from an editor’s perspective.

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No means No… unless it doesn’t

January 11th, 2008
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Unfortunately, in much the same way that I can’t respond more personally to every query, I can’t respond personally to every writer I’ve rejected who asks for a more detailed rejection. But I can give you some hints here.

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