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A young author and editor navigating the publishing world
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Blog Tour: Lorraine Cannell
As always, I'm thrilled to have authors stop here for blog tours. Lorraine Cannell is talking about her YA psychological murder mystery
Book Publishing Vocabulary (Do You Know All Of These?)
When I started querying at 16, I had no idea what a proposal was. As an agent, I find many people who send submissions don't know all th
Backwards Mermaids: Weird Marketing Techniques
Tired of marketing your book on Facebook? It's time to get weird and creative with marketing.
Author Red Flags: Authors Agents Avoid
Submitting a book proposal to an agent works a lot like submitting a resume to a prospective company. As an agent, you get a lot of "re
Should I Self Publish?
Most writers debate at least once in their careers if they should go the traditional route, self-publish, or something in-between.
Blog Tour Stop: Author Marshalee Patterson
Stop by to hear Marshalee Patterson talk about her latest book: A Shattered Life Restored. The book has excellent conflict, romance, and lov
Good Versus Bad Query Letters
As an agent, I get literally hundreds of submissions a month. Some of my colleagues receive thousands. In fact, according to "So You...
When to Put Your Foot Down (in Editing)
It's a tough call to know when to accept the advice of an editor and when to tell and editor no thanks. Here are some things I've le
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