Sunday, November 23, 2008

Why You Need an Agent and How to Get One

Author Jeff Abbott blogged about The Importance of Having an Agent. He points out several important things an agent does for an author that you might not immediately think of.

Christopher Lockhart wrote an article titled I WROTE A 120 PAGE SCRIPT BUT CAN’T WRITE A LOGLINE: THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LOGLINE which is useful for constructing novel query letters as well as screenplay loglines.

Jessica Faust wrote about what she looks for when reading a manuscript in When Reading Submissions.

Monday, November 17, 2008

More on the Publishing Process

Jane Smith on her How Publishing Really Works blog wrote an article on Who Makes Money When A Book Is Sold? and How Bookselling Really Works.

Ebury Publishing talks about how the printing of your books happens in Press Pass.

The Snowblog talks about the costs of book returns.

Editorial Anonymous talks about the terminology for the different parts of a physical book in Basic Book Construction.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Promotion through Social Networking Sites

Bookends has a post about Over-the-Top BookEnds Marketing Strategies, several of which involve MySpace.

Courtney Summers guest blogged on Swivet about social networking sites & self-promotion.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Coauthoring, Revision, and Pen Names

Jessica Faust at Bookends wrote about Coauthor Agreements. It's a must read for anyone who's thought about writing a book with someone else.

WriterJenn wrote about her experiences revising her book based on her editor's revision letter.

Evil Editor answered a question about When Should I Start Using My Pen Name?