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What does it mean when your book goes to auction?

Started by Rachel E. Pollock. Last reply by Rachel E. Pollock Nov 6. 3 Replies

I've been doing some digging around online about what exactly happens in between "I signed with a literary agent" and "we've sold the book to a publisher."One of the articles that i've come across in…Continue

Personal News Posts Here, Please! Save the Wall for Publishing Industry News

Started by Meg Waite Clayton. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 29. 9 Replies

Dear PIN members, I am trying very hard to keep the main wall in the group to publishing industry news and conversation, so it won't become an advertisement wall. But do post your personal news here;…Continue

Self-publishing Survey - Please Participate

Started by Kelley Harrell. Last reply by Renate Stendhal Jun 28. 5 Replies

"The average self-publisher sells 100 books. Or is it 200? And is that in a year? Or is it over the lifetime of the book? The problem is, we have no idea at all, no way of measuring how we are…Continue

Thought She Writes Romance Writers might want to know about this ontest!

Started by Deborah Riley-Magnus. Last reply by Theresa L Henry Mar 25, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all, I'm the Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books (Romance) Imprint at Assent Publishing, and I'm thrilled to let She Writes members know about this contest! Please pass it on!Good Luck!Deb…Continue

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Comment by Alayne Bushey-Fiore on September 24, 2010 at 6:27am
Just a friendly reminder that my small press, Rozlyn Press, has SIX days left until the close of our submission period. Submit your manuscript by September 30!
Comment by Elaine Weaver-Crepps, M.A. on September 20, 2010 at 3:18pm
I am so new here. I forgot that I can just sign up for a group and be admitted. Sorry for asking about how to join. I know that was a stupid question!
Comment by Elaine Weaver-Crepps, M.A. on September 20, 2010 at 1:11pm
Meg, thanks for inviting me to this group! It is a pleasure to meet you. Best wishes!
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on September 17, 2010 at 12:06pm
Comment by Sunny Frazier on September 12, 2010 at 9:37am
Oak Tree Press is starting a paranormal line (no vampires or fantasy) titled Mystic Oaks. I'm the acquisitions editor. Contact me at Query@oaktreebooks.com
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 31, 2010 at 8:20am
Yay! Some good news in publishing (and about my publisher, too!): Random House Profit Doubles in First Half of 2010
Comment by Emily Kennedy on August 30, 2010 at 6:55am
Morgan, I'm now reading one of our SheWrites friends' books, The Middle Ages. Guess what age group it features? Yep. You should check out author Jennie Fields. I enjoyed her first book, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry as well. I have to say her writing is much crisper and her stories more engrossing than Lee Smith's. I, like you, identify with people in my similar stage in life. I believe this is the biggest audience buying books too.
Comment by Lynne Morgan Spreen on August 27, 2010 at 7:38am
Thanks, Emily, I will. And Meg, you've done a good job of clarifying what an agent can do for a writer even in this new day.
Comment by Emily Kennedy on August 27, 2010 at 7:17am
Morgan, you can try Lee Smith's The Last Girls. The main characters are middle aged women. It seems to me that Lee Smith is writing from experience, so you might enjoy her point of view.
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 26, 2010 at 9:35am
And count me as loving Jane Friedman's No Rules blog, too.

>the agents who will manage to stay successful are the ones who can pick clients--and then help their clients--navigate this new publishing world

I so agree with this. And would add that the agents who are going to survive, IMHO (well, I try to be humble!), are those who have amazing marketing skills. My agent earns every penny of her 15% not only because she knows the industry and gets me great deals, but also because she is always thinking of the marketing angle. We had a group call to kick off the publicity effort for my new novel earlier this week, and she kept trotting out facts about Myra Bradwell (book title comes from her) that I didn't know - and lobbing up possible marketing/publicity angles based on them. Really, I think there is some possibility traditional publishers will disappear, and agents who are marketing savvy will survive. (Some. Not much. And maybe I'm just trying to provoke...)
 

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