Publishing News of the Week

Digital news: Hybrid authors discuss why they choose to both self-publish and trade publish. B&N accused of manipulating its eBook rankings. Digital Book World lists its eBook bestsellers of the week.   Traditional news: Simon & Schuster will start...

Short Fuse is LIVE!

Part of our new way of representing authors is to utilize all of the tools available to make the most of our clients’ work. Sometimes this means e-publishing if a story is different than what they usually publish, shorter or longer than what is preferred by...

Ten Queries

I’ve been meaning for ages to do a #tenqueries on Twitter. If you aren’t familiar, that is when an agent  goes through his or her query inbox and shares the reasons why they do or do not request manuscripts. I personally tend to do most of my query reading...

Ozark Writers’ League Conference

Event: Ozark Writers’ League Conference Location: “Hard Work U,” Branson, MO Length: 1 day Website: http://www.ozarkswritersleague.org/ This was one of the smaller events, I’d guess about 40 attendees. What these typically lack in flashy items like A-list keynotes,...

Atlanta Writers’ Conference

Event: Atlanta Writers’ Conference Location: Westin Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA Length: 2 days Website: http://atlantawritersclub.org/content/?p=145 The Atlanta Writers’ Conference happens twice a year with strong attendance that I’d estimate to be around 100. There...