Pub Rants

Working for the Weekend

Status: One hour and half before the official start of the weekend. How could I not be happy? I’m not sure why I’m getting excited about this. I always end up working on weekends. I honestly believe that my clients conspire about when they plan to deliver their next manuscripts.… MORE

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Rejection

Status: Tired but elated. In the last two months, I’ve sold 8 books. Today I started negotiations on book 9. As a new agency, it was typical for me to sell 10-15 books in a year (as my client list slowly grew) so this pace in two months means I’ve… MORE

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Ode to Youth

Status: Working like crazy on contracts, contracts, and more contracts, which are very time-consuming. It’s great to sell lots of projects. The downside (and it’s not really a downside as you can probably tell) is all the time that now needs to be invested into those contracts. It has consumed… MORE

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The Power of Names

Status: Kristin has read and responded to all email queries through Feb. 6, 2006. If you haven’t received a response, it’s not because one wasn’t sent. Reminder: I don’t resend if it bounces back to me. I don’t keep track of changes in email addresses if you have changed yours,… MORE

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Following Directions

This rant came on yesterday. It clearly states on my website (and in every listing imaginable where my agency might be featured) that I only take queries by email. I just don’t want to open up a letter and deal with the recycling. Not to mention the cost of printing… MORE

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