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Thursday, August 06, 2009

I don't know what's in the blogosphere (that's a word, right?) air this week, but I sure do like it--it has been a gold mine for awesome links. Like these...

Pimp My Novel wants to know what genres and book sales related info you'd like to see

Author Shanna Swendson has some thoughtful advice about time management and writing

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management on the importance of meeting your deadlines --"As we’ve all been telling clients over the last year, now is not the time to take for granted that you’ll retain your publisher’s goodwill if you can’t fulfill your obligations. Deliver on time, and if you’re concerned that you won’t be able to, talk to your agent right away so that we can try to work out an extension for you before you’re in breach."

Regina Milton guest blogs over at agent Nathan Bransford's blog on The Unsung Villains of Writing

Agent Rachelle Gardner points out that rejection isn't any fun for agents either

Editorial Anonymous puts the smackdown on unproven marketing ideas -- "You must understand that every debut novelist and writer of any sort has a catalog of ideas about what might be done to promote their special book....It can be easy to think that the equation should be as simple as "I have ideas, publishers have money". Doesn't your publisher want to invest in your book? Yes, your publisher does. But not in any way that might prove a complete waste of money, because people get fired over stuff like that." This one is a must read.

Okay and now I'm off to (UGH) get my car inspected. Fun times, right????