Monday, January 26, 2009

Twitter and Social Networking

If you've heard about Twitter, Jennifer Tribe is creating a A Directory of Book Trade People on Twitter. She also describes how to use Twitter.

GalleyCat is also conducting a poll on the Best Social Networking Books Site (including such sites as GoodReads, Shelfari, and LibraryThing).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Covers, Writing, Staying Published

Jessica Faust at Bookends wrote a post about why Attitude Matters in staying published. She also wrote Be Careful of Assumptions about why your query letter or manuscript was rejected.

Kristen Nelson on Pub Rants wrote about author consultation on book covers and What We Say When We Talk About Covers.

On Hatrack River Writers Workshop, there's a discussion on What constitutes publishing? (specifically, if some writing was posted online, would it hurt future publishing opportunities).

Evil Editor explains backstory and how to do it well.

Madeleine Robins explains on DeepGenre why sometimes it's okay to put cliches in your writing.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Proposals and Book Promotion

Shrinking Violet Promotions interviewed Jennifer Taber of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about how to promote your book.

Jessica Faust at Bookends wrote about What Is a Book Proposal for Fiction Writers.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Book Proposals and Working in Publishing

Jessica Faust wrote about how to write a Book Proposal for Nonfiction Writers. She also wrote about Packaged Fiction.

Nathan Bransford wrote about How To Find A Literary Agent and Word counts.

Anna Genoese wrote about How Does One Get Started in Publishing?