Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

#Scams in #Publishing

March 14, 2015 Leave a comment

My article today in

Incase the link doesn’t work for you, you can check this pdf on my blog.

#Publishing #Contract: what should it say?

August 1, 2014 Leave a comment

An important article by Suneetha Balakrishnan via (The Book Industry In India). Click here for the link.

Book #contracts and #rights grab

September 27, 2013 Leave a comment

How To Read A Book Contract

Rights Grabs and Agents

Two important links for authors, both courtesy the Passive Guy.

Small #Presses and #Contracts: What to Watch Out For

August 19, 2013 4 comments

Some small presses are good for a writer, others not so much. How do you tell the difference? Check out the link below for some great advice. If you want to know how to protect yourself as a writer (from bad contracts/agents/publishers) I have lot of posts on my blog. Anyway, click here for the link.

Publishing #contracts and #royalties in the Big Bad World

March 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Jane Friedman has great advice on Writers Unboxed for authors in this brave new world of electronic publishing. Click here for the post.

Woman signs 3 book contract for ebooks

You got that right, it is ebooks, not paper books. 66 year old Nancy Kay Schneider signed a three book contract with Desert Breeze Publishing.  Click here for details.

Simon & Schuster in India

May 20, 2011 2 comments

This from Publisher’s Marketplace: Simon & Schuster has created a New Delhi-based sales, marketing and publishing company, Simon & Schuster India. The company’s exclusive sales agent on the subcontinent Rahul Srivastava will run the new unit locally as director of sales and marketing, reporting to S&S UK executive director Kerr MacRae. HarperCollins India will handle fulfillment and distribution, with “operations expected to commence August 1.” Inventory will come mostly from S&S UK, and they will offer titles from all of S&S’s divisions worldwide and distribution clients.

Davidar Returns to India

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.

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Literary Agent Interviews

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.

Picking A Literary Agent

April 29, 2011 Leave a comment

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.