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The $$$ Authors Don’t Earn

Literary agent and author Mandy Hubbard (Prada & Prejudice, You Wish) just blogged the stats every would-be novelist needs to read before quitting the day job. Read it and weep. http://mandyhubbard.livejournal.com/249542.html. And then dry your eyes and go back to … Continue reading

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The Writer Reviews Her Week

How goes the writing, you ask? Middling well, I reply. I have some nice character sketches for the Work in Progress and the outline of a plot that might even be commercial, but so far everything I’ve come up with … Continue reading

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Couched in Agent-Speak

I’ve been feeling like a literary agent lately, only it’s not manuscripts I’ve been rejecting but living-room couches. Few of the ones submitted for my review were right for our list, and the one that made it to Acquisitions was … Continue reading

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Literary Agent or Scammer?

A local author contacted me this week for a quote on copyediting a cookbook that he has already published as an e-book. It seems a literary agent found the book online and contacted him about representing an upgraded, revised version. … Continue reading

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