Publishing Blogs Weekly Round-Up

10 Apr

First off, just a reminder: Luv YA Book Club is in just over a week (April 20th) and this months book is Rita Nominated Hell Week by Rosemary Clement-Moore.

 

Ok, have we all recovered from Agentfail? Hopefully yes and everyone is moving on….soooooo…..

 

HarperCollins is publishing at least one book fully written by Michael Crichton posthumously. It’s about pirates. Need I say more?

 

Because we’re still trying to figure out if we even have a platform, let alone what it might be, here’s another blog post on that. But, it’s by Jessica Faust. So, Need I say more about that?

 

Saundra Mitchell on Crowe’s Nest did a great post on Self-Promotion. It’s never to early to start thinking about this stuff!

 

Writing on the Wall did a great post this week about recognizing beauty out of context. Basically, if a writer who has been declared brilliant writes something not typically published under a different name, would we notice? It reminded me a lot of the blog I did last year at Purple Hearts about the Jane Austen experiment (covered by The Guardian) where an author sent a bunch of query letters for Pride and Prejudice. He got turned down, shot down, and basically talked down to. Only one person who responded recognized the plot.

 

Two years ago, I read my first romance novel. I was a snob before that, but some really wonderful writers convinced me that (just like every genre) I needed to ignore those poorly written books and embrace the gems. Apparently, most of America is doing that – even in this economic crisis. Check out what the NYT has to say about that.

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2 Responses to “Publishing Blogs Weekly Round-Up”

  1. melsmag April 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    Great articles as always. 🙂 Always look forward to your weekly round-ups.

  2. briaq April 11, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Awwwww thanks Mel!

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