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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I've been getting a lot of letters--actual letters--from fabulous readers like you lately, but there's a problem. No one's sending along a self-addressed and stamped envelope so I can reply to you! I've updated the info about getting a bookplate or sending me a letter to show that (And for those of you waiting for bookplates--I'm sorry I'm so behind and I promise I'm going to get to them as soon as I can)

Also! Don't forget to keep those entries for the Spread The Word About The Unwritten Rule contest coming -- and here's a few more little things you can use in the contest if you'd like:

pic to use on facebook:

pic to use on twitter:

And to answer a few questions I've gotten about the contest:

Yes, the contest is open to everyone now and yes, there are prizes for people who live overseas!

Yes, you can enter as many times as you want, but please, please don't just tweet about the book and contest constantly--I'm not looking for quantity here, I'm looking for quality.

Yes, please feel free to post pictures of you ordering the book at your favorite local bookstore or if your library has a display about my books and you helped with it or suggested it or etc. Basically, whatever you chose to do out there in the world, please document it!

I adore everything you're all doing online, but don't forget the real world too (and there's more suggestions for things you can do offline over where you enter the contest)

Okay, I think that's it, but let me know if you have any other questions.

And now it's link time....

Agent Jessica Faust on formatting guidelines and the importance of learning about the industry

Great post over at Genreality about luck -- not something you see talked about a lot, but it does play a role, so be sure to check out the post!

Editorial Ass talks about hope for debut authors and links to Marie Mockett's incredibly thoughtful and honest blog post about being a debut author -- "it’s healthy for writers to understand and be in control of their careers." If you read only one link today, make it Marie's outstanding post.

A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy on why librarians shouldn't add ARCs to their libraries and why bloggers should not donate them or sell ARCs There's also a very nice collection of links with more information about ARCs and what they are/how to use them/what to do with them

The Intern wants you to know that you shouldn't randomly ask publishers for advice

Agent Rachelle Gardner writes about why she says no to manuscripts she's requested and talks about her typical day

Five tips for those who want to be book bloggers (I think some of the tips are great ideas for established book bloggers as well)


Blogger Adele said...

I am not entering the competition as I think I've been the recipient of lots of EScott awesomeness already. Really excited for people to read The Unwritten Rule...my review got quite a bit of interest, they are hungry for more EScott storytelling! TUR won't disappoint-

Good luck to everyone!

February 17, 2010 10:44 AM  

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