An interesting article from the NY Times on typos in published work. Click here for the article.
Read an interesting post this morning that I think is worth sharing. About what sells in America (and what does not). Click here for the entire post.
David Davidar, the man who, as head of Penguin India, took Indian publishing to new heights, is back. He is setting up the Aleph Book Company in collaboration with Rupa, India. Stay tuned.
Prize is US $50,000. Deadline May 15, 2011. Books pertaining to the South Asian region should have been published between Jan 1, 2010 and Dec 31, 2010. Click here for details.
Agent interviews are a good way of finding out where a particular literary the agent’s interests lie. I found a site with a few interviews. Check them out. Like always, research before you query. Don’t depend on a single source. Click here for the interview.
According to Chuck Sambuchino, Editor of The Guide to Literary Agents , there are 1300 odd Literary agents in the US alone. What makes one decide to pick over another? In your query to the agent, he recommends including a line as to why you are contacting the agent. One easy way to establish a connection with an agent is simply to cite something they’ve said in an interview. He has approximately 150 agent interviews so far on the GLA blog. Click here for the interviews. If you can quickly explain a compelling reason, then the agent realizes that you’ve done your homework and targeted them for a reason. This is a good thing.
He also lists the best agent blogs of 2011 on his website. Well worth the read. Click here for details.
With India publishing the third largest number of English books in the world, and to a large reading audience, India is not an insignificant market. Add to that the indigenous e-book readers, Wink and Infibeam Pi, with built-in Indian language support, and the potential for book sales is huge.
A few independent publishers have come together as Independent Publishers’ Distribution Alternatives. Other small publishers are aligning themselves with larger ones to market their books – like Zubaan Books with Penguin, Permanent Black and with Orient Blackswan.
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