Pub Rants

A Very Nice Literary Agent Indulges in Polite Rants About Queries, Writers, and the Publishing Industry

The UK Contract – Now Equally As Important As the U.S. Contract

In today’s global digital publishing environment, negotiating a UK contract has now become equally as important as the home-court US contract. So if you want to think like an agent, spend as much time reviewing your UK contract as you do your US one. Now that used to be easy. UK contracts traditionally have topped […]

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Where Did All of Kristin’s Good Content on Contracts Go? To our eNewsletter!

In October, NLA implemented a new feature–a special News Alert eMail blast for subscribers of our newsletter. Today, a blast went out informing readers of how Harpercollins subscription service with Scribd will work and how authors will get paid. Because my time is so limited these days (sadly!), regular or daily blog posts that alert readers about […]

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A Tag Line Is Not A Summary

My fabulous webinar on how to craft the perfect pitch paragraph for your query letter is tonight, Sept. 18, 2013  at 6:00 p.m. Mountain time. There is still time to register if you want to come join the fun.  As part of the webinar registration, I had attendees submit their one sentence tag line and […]

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If It’s been done before, then it’s too late

When I was at the Writers Digest conference earlier this year, I listened to a panel on how indie self-publishers creatively promote. All the folks in the audience were taking copious notes and invariably they asked, “what works in terms of promotion.” They wanted the magic bullet so if they did that, the work would […]

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