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Monday, January 11, 2010

Thank you all so much for the great comments and questions you suggested for the video blog--I knew you all would come through and you did! I am seriously SUPER lucky! Also, the winners of the free books were Llehn, Robby, and Haleyknitz.

As for the video blog itself, I will absolutely keep you posted on what's going on with it!

Also, how are you all feeling about The Unwritten Rule--do you still want a trailer for it, or would you rather have an on-line book release party/chat where we can talk about the book and my upcoming book and you can ask questions, etc?

Oh! And if you know of/have written a review of The Unwritten Rule and I don't know about it, please let me know!!

I have loads and loads of links to share--everyone's been blogging like crazy!--and I think someone asked me why I do post so many links about publishing and writing. (Just checked, and yep, someone did ask that!)

The reason I do is that when I first started blogging, I thought about the kind of things I'd like to see on an author blog. And sure, I want to know about the author--for instance, you all know I'm worried about my first readergirlz blog post!--but I also wanted to know more about what happened to a book after it sold. About agents. About everything and anything that had to do with the publishing industry! It's not an easy business, and I think it's one that you are best learning as much about as possible as soon as possible. So that's why I post the links--I still am learning and still want to learn, and I figure other people do too.

So now you now, and here are today's links:

Everyone is still talking about where publishing is headed--there's a neat little graph here, predictions for agent and e-book publisher Richard Curtis here, and thoughts from HarperStudio

Pimp My Novel on market share -- market share is basically something publishers do when they look at sales--they check and see how books are doing in various markets--like say, the Northeast, the West, the South, and so on. This is a really great explanation of this AND why it's important.

Rachelle Gardner on what matters more than your query or all the publication tips you followed or anything else---you can probably guess what it is. That's right. Your book.

If you only read one link today, make it this one--an amazing blog post by author Kerry Madden about her career--the highs and the lows. Please do yourself a favor and read Rock Bottom

Want to see the kind of promo that goes into a publisher's big young adult book aka a lead young adult title? Check this out

Agent Jessica Faust talks about small presses and--yes, I know I'm always saying this is important, but that's because it is!!--sell-through

Maggie Steiefvater has some very concise--and very good--advice about How to Get Your Manuscript Sold (And Sold Well)

Editorial Anonymous on what exactly an "issue" (aka "problem") novel is

Finally, check out Sarah Dessen's AMAZING new office--I know you're all wondering about mine and well, it does not look like that! But a girl can dream....

2 Comments:

Blogger barbrafl said...

Oooh, is that an option, an online chat? That would be amazing. I think that's more cool than a video trailer :)

January 11, 2010 7:42 PM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

I'd shoot a trailer if I had a camcorder!

I still have to write my review. Need time. Need to be home, with time to write and quote and type.

Will your rgz chat coincide with the release? Two birds...

January 12, 2010 12:20 PM  

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