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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Thanks so much for all the amazing suggestions so far, and don't forget you have until midnight EST tomorrow, January 8th, to tell me what you think I should talk about in my first video blog for readergirlz!

Loads of links today:

Ever wondered what agents hate? Now you don't have to.

Really interesting article on advances--and be sure to read the response right below it as well

Borders is really and truly on shaky ground. I have my fingers crossed for them because as much as I love and respect indie bookstores, there are places--like where I grew up--where the only bookstores around are the big chains. And if they go...well, it'll go back to like how it was when I was a kid. And I wouldn't wish a world with no bookstores on anyone. I know ebooks are supposedly the future and so forth and I own a Kindle, but I still want actual books. I just do. And I can't believe I'm the only person who does.

The Intern offers up more advice on revision--this time on end-of-chapter questions

The Rejectionist has some blunt but good advice about submitting your novel

Bob Meyer talks about how to get the most out of a writers conference

Pimp My Novel on a subject no one likes to talk about: book returns

Agent Jessica Faust on what happens when an agent leaves their agency

Author Catherynne M. Valente on writing a book in thirty days

Agent Rachelle Gardner blogs about "Why Didn't I Say Yes To Your Novel?"

Agent/Author Nathan Bransford wants to know what your favorite book was when you were a teenager (or what it is now, if you are one!!)

Fabulous interview with Jay Schaefer, an editor at Workman Publishers in New York City and its subsidiary, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, North Carolina about why debut novelists sometimes get enormous advances (must add in--LOVE Algonquin books. LOVE!!)

Finally, do you belong to a book club that's looking to read some young adult novels? Or maybe you're a teacher who'd love to have your class read a new release? Or maybe you'd love it if your teacher got up to 25 free copies of a book AND a phone call from an author like Lisa McMann, Kate Brian, or Deb Caletti? (Or yours truly, if you were so inclined!)

Well, then, you need to head over here

click here for more info!


Blogger Jessica said...

I love that Call Me Book Club Sweepstakes! I'm a teacher and I entered yesterday. :-D

January 07, 2010 1:31 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

Oh, wow, thank you for all the links. I entered the sweepstakes yesterday with hopes of winning for the book club at my school :)

January 07, 2010 6:56 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

The things editors hate is super useful! And woo to book club sweepstakes. Me and my friends have always wanted to make a book club, but they just borrow all of mine. Haa. I know my library could desperately use some books.

January 07, 2010 8:26 PM  

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