Publishing News of the Week

Digital news: eBooks bring almost $1 billion in¬†trade publishing sales growth. Smashwords breaks down their 2012 sales numbers. Top three sellers in Digital Book World’s $.99 – $2.99 ¬†eBook bestseller list are self-published.   Traditional news:...

New Adult and Self Publishing

Ah, Wednesday. I almost forgot it was my day to post. So when I remembered I started freaking out. What will I talk about? How do other agents always have such smart and thoughtful blogposts about stuff that is relevant to writers across a broad spectrum? Why...

Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line

Hey kids! I took a weekend off and feel totally recharged! Amazing how you don’t realize you are working ALL THE TIME until you stop. It can be difficult to throttle down from that high-revving lifestyle. One of the things I did was listen to some of my favorite...

Stand Out Queries

In the past few months I’ve taken on a handful of talented writers as clients and each pitched their books through a query or Twitter pitch that stood out above the rest. Today I thought it might be fun to share a few quotes from each of their pitches and/or...

Effective Author Blogs

Whether you are a published author, have an agent, or are querying manuscripts, you may have been told that you need to blog. “Build a platform,” they say, but they don’t always say how (incidentally, if you are interested in tips for a great...