I'm officially back in the query trenches! I've got a brand-spanking-new YA fantasy ready to go, and I'd dearly like to get a literary agent for it. It's harrowing! It's nerve-wracking! I'm anxious! And, well, that's a lot of emotional energy. I just sent out my first batch, and... hey, it looks like most could … Continue reading Finding Agents to Query
Within the writing world, you sometimes run into people who are obsessed with finding The Best Idea Ever. These are the folks who write posts like: I'm terrified to talk about my story because someone will steal my idea! I have an idea for a story that's so good that it's guaranteed to get me … Continue reading A Good Idea Won’t Get Your Story Published
So, let's be honest. I don't know anything about marketing a book. This is decidedly Not a Very Good Thing, because I happen to have a book published by a small press. But--and this is the part where I admit my very embarrassing life lessons to the internet, where it will be engraved in stone … Continue reading Learning How to Market Books (Post #1): Mailing Lists
Got a science fiction/fantasy novel that's more or less ready to pitch? Hodderscape, the SFF branch of the publisher Hodder & Stoughton, is accepting unagented submissions between August 3 and 16: Open Submissions: The Guidelines! | Hodderscape They even mention in the comments that it doesn't have to be finished. (Although goodness gracious, that sounds … Continue reading Open Submissions: Hodderscape
I've been a huge fan of Writer Beware for years and years. So here's their 2014 year in review! Writer Beware®: The Blog: 2014 in Review: The Best of Writer Beware I'll have a more substantial post for next week!
Guys. I am so excited for Pitch Wars. So. Excited. I can barely stand it! Pitch Wars is one of those legendary events. I've never participated before, but I've watched people get super-duper excited about it. And now it's here again, and at the very best of times! Pitch Wars is an event for authors … Continue reading Preparing for Pitch Wars!
Oh man, this is both fascinating and terrifying. I read the whole darn thing:IamA riches-to-rags thriller author whose first two novels got $500,000 in contracts in 2009 and sold so poorly all my publishers dropped me. Since then, I've written four e-books in my garage that have sold a combined 263 copies on Kindle. AMA! … Continue reading From Reddit: IamA riches-to-rags thriller author whose first two novels got $500,000 in contracts in 2009… AMA