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Monday, July 20, 2009

I never thought I'd be so glad to say "It's Monday!" but this weekend--ugh. Let's just list things I don't like:

1. Having food allergies
2. Having to go to the ER

On the plus side, I did get to see 500 Days of Summer before all the drama happened, and I liked it. (Even if can't get a certain Hall & Oates song out of my head--I really loved that sequence. I won't say more for spoiler fear)

Congrats to Laura, who won the ARC of The Blonde of the Joke, and before I shuffle off to work (and I do mean shuffle, for some reason I'm walking like I need a walker today!), I've got some links:

Elizabeth Bluemle on what booksellers do--and don't--want to see in promotional emails

An interesting post from agent Annie Hawkins about why agents turn down good books

YAY! A report straight from ALA about the BBYA meeting

Wondering why you aren't writing? Maybe this can help

Editorial Anonymous offers a Publishometer -- "There are essentially three variables at work:

* Quality of Writing
* Consumer Interest in Topic
* Degree of Celebrity

Editors want to weight things in terms of Quality of Writing. But editors also know that the Public -- the book-buying consumer -- cares a hell of a lot more about Topic and Celebrity than Writing. And yes, publishing is a business."


Blogger C.K. said...

Sorry about the weekend. That sounds terrible, I hope you're feeling better.

July 22, 2009 1:26 AM  

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