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It's official-GRACE is here!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Today is Grace's official release date--YAY!! I already posted a picture of me finding it in my local bookstore, but what the heck, I'm going to share it again:



YAY!

Also, mailing list members: a special message went out to you this morning! If you didn't get it, please check your spam folder and see if it's there. (And if it isn't, contact me and I'll send you the message again--and yes, I DO keep track of who is on the mailing list!)

And now, links!

From Writer Unboxed, an interesting post on hiring and working with an out-of-house publicist, and one that sings the praises of good tv and how you, as a writer, can learn from it. (I have to give another YAY! for that entry, as I like tv--but you all already know that, right? :-) )

Over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, there's a survey on pre-ordering books

Maggie Stiefvater has some excellent thoughts on querying

Dystel & Goderich Literary Management on the importance of writers giving back--and supporting each other, as well as a post on the boom in Amish fiction

You think you have a crazy schedule? Check out what Rachel Caine's been up to--my jaw was hanging open by the time I got done reading this one, and Rachel, if you happen to see this--WOW!

Agent and author Nathan Bransford on seeing your cover for the first time, writing burnout, and a very interesting piece that asks--Does social media like fb, twitter, etc. actually help sell books?

So, how can you tell if your book is selling well?


Lovely post at Genreality on the power of support

Pimp My Novel on Promotional Qunatity--This one is today's must read!! "A promotional quantity is the number of copies a store or chain needs to take in order for them to have enough to put the book into co-op placement...Without quoting numbers or otherwise divulging non-public information, I can tell you that unless your announced initial print run is roughly in the mid- to upper tens of thousands (as you may or may not know, announced first prints are always higher than actual first prints*) or higher, it's unlikely that your book will get a large enough buy at a major retailer to ensure national co-op placement." (*he's right. Whenever you see a number listed for a print run, especially if that number is printed publicly (like in PW), cut it in half)

Finally, just when you think you've seen it all in the world of yummy, you get French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes--It may sound weird, but check out the recipe and I think you'll see why they placed second at the Ohio State Fair...

2 Comments:

Blogger Alexa said...

Yay! Congratulations!

September 16, 2010 1:25 PM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

Congrats on Grace! I can't wait to go buy it, though need to wait for my paycheck :)

September 16, 2010 5:44 PM  

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