August 29th, 2012

I’m always curious about my readers, but today I’m curious about what other things you do or hobbies you have besides reading and writing. For instance, I’ve lately been really exploring the world of photography, and working to improve at it. What about you? What do you do? And why? Is there a reason behind […]

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Do You Care About Publishers?

September 8th, 2011

Earlier today on Twitter, I shared a blog post by Nathan Bransford about publishers and imprints. His main point? “Publishers are squandering their brands on imprints few people outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn have heard of.” I won’t recap his entire argument, and instead invite you to read his thoughts and then come back here […]

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Your Opinion Needed!

July 8th, 2011

So I’m going to be out of the office again next week, but I’m setting things up now to repost some great old posts from the archives. But here’s my question — what archive posts do you find MOST interesting? Do you want old Ask Daphne! blogs, with answers to your publishing questions, random Slushpile […]

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Pick My Beach Reads!

August 19th, 2010

As I may have hinted once or twice (or three million times) in the last few days, I’m heading out on a beach vacation tomorrow. As usual, I have my Kindle stocked with books and manuscripts, but there’s always that time on a airplane when all electronic devices must be turned off, and I can’t […]

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Who’s Your Audience?

March 10th, 2010

Sometimes it seems like every query I receive is for the same book — or, more truthfully, the same audience. And I just KNOW that’s not true. For one thing, it seems statistically unlikely, for another, I know that there’s room in publishing for lots of different books, and I’m sure you know that too. […]

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