Lavinia Ludlow and Nathan Holic in conversation at Curbside Splendor, Part I and Part II.
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April 24th, 2012 · No Comments
December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment
Casperian Books got a nice write-up from Marc Schuster on the Three Guys One Book blog.
November 9th, 2009 · No Comments
Terence Hawkins has guest blogs up at historical-fiction.com, Historical Boys, and Writerly So, an extract of The Rage of Achilles at The Historical Novel Review, and a review of The Rage of Achilles at 300spartanswarriors.com’s blog.
Sybil Baker has an interview up at the Dames of Dialogue blog and an editorial in the Writers in the […]
August 27th, 2009 · No Comments
Curt Smith has a guest blog titled On Trances and Other Gifts up at Flash Fiction.net.
And Paul G Bens and Kelland keep on making the rounds, most recently with a very flattering review at Edge, an interview at Small Press Reviews.
August 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment
A couple of years ago on a flight from Toronto to London, I was sitting next to an acquisitions editor for a very large publisher, who struck up a conversation with me over the book I was reading at the time, The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis, which she herself had read some […]
February 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments
Today, we had two international shipments returned to us, because the US Postal Service, in its infinite wisdom (and presumably in an effort to increase revenues) has decided that not only should the 4-pound limit for international priority mail shipments in flat rate envelopes apply (we’re a-okay with that), but that they also must now […]
January 26th, 2009 · No Comments
Since I often refer authors asking for marketing advice to Curt Smith, I asked Curt to write a short blog post detailing his marketing approach. Here it is:
Curt Smith on Marketing
So youíve gotten your first manuscript accepted? Congratulations. But unless youíre signing with a big press (and for many these days, even if you are), […]
July 10th, 2008 · No Comments
There are some interesting publishing statistics over at Para Publishing for anyone interested.
But that’s not really what I want to post about today. I want to post about lead time.
My daytime job involves lead times of about one to two years for the larger components and I’m currently living in roundabout 2010-2012 as far as […]
May 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Was that dramatic enough? Constance, copywriter par excellence, will be contributing an occasional column here, and this is her introduction:
Lily has asked me to address potential authors regarding what I am reading for when I write a blurb. Hm. Iíve been on vacation for over a week, so Iím out of practice. Thinking. Canada, pretty; […]
May 2nd, 2008 · No Comments
After very much enjoying the writing sample submitted together with this query letter, we requested the entire manuscript to review and placed it in our work queue. When we followed up a few weeks later with a status update, we received this follow-up letter from the author:
Thanks for the update. I’m glad you wrote because […]
May 1st, 2008 · No Comments
We’re getting a lot of queries at the moment, and the most important rule about querying anyone obviously is to follow that party’s submission guidelines/requirements, but I also figure it might be helpful for the authors out there to see some samples of successful query and follow-up letters we’ve received (whether they’d be successful with […]