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The same holds true for pitch appointments with agents and editors. If they don’t like your first or current manuscript, be prepared to pitch numbers 2, 3, and 4. They want to buy books. Give them several options to choose from.
Nothing sells book #1 like book #2…and so on.
Jill James, off to write now!
A Time to Kill Zombies, Time of Zombies, Book 3 coming soon!
Never has there been a better time to be a writer. You can go traditional with a publisher, find a nice independent publisher, or try your hand at self-publishing. But dangerous waters still exist. Be aware of who you are doing business with. A friendly face doesn’t always equal a friendly business. And it IS a business. Great blog post about it…
In the scheme of things, book publishing isn’t supposed to be a dangerous job. Police officer, firefighter, soldier, electrician–all of these come to mind when I think there might be danger in the job description. But the saying ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ had to come from somewhere.
Have you heard this saying on the Internet? It can be dueling blogs with he said/she said or it can be venom unleashed in the comments of a blog or it can be clickbait that starts a word war. All you can do is sit back, grab the popcorn, and enjoy the show.
I can definitely see both sides in this one, but I’m not taking sides. I like to watch drama, not be the drama! LOL
The publishing world has its funny moments. Like coloring books hitting the Top Ten lists. I enjoy the idea of coloring as relaxation and have been known to color with nephews or grandson. It takes your mind away and nothing brings back thoughts of childhood like a coloring book and a new box of crayons.
I was trying to decide which Internet hubbabaloo would be the least controversial. Nope, couldn’t find one. So I settled for the Starbucks red cup. I do not see it as a war on Christmas. I do not see it as nothing either. What I do see, is that someone will be upset by something daily. That is the society we have become–a society that must invent indignation, as if there isn’t enough wrong in the world to find something to really be mad and passionate about. So Starbucks chose a plain, red cup so as to not upset anyone and instead managed to upset everyone. LOL
As Joanne Nosuchinsky said on Red Eye: (paraphrasing) “I choose to see it as a blank canvas to draw whatever holiday or Christmas thing I want on it.” So, I’m off to Starbucks for my ridiculously expensive coffee (which is a rant for another day) in a plain red cup with Sharpie in hand to decorate it however I want.
(Starbucks actual red cup not shown due to copyright issues which I as an author truly believe in.)
Beginner’s luck, luck of the draw, bad luck, good luck, I feel lucky, luck of the Irish.
Recently, JA Konrath wrote a blog post called Maybe You Suck. A post about the role luck plays in publishing and by extension; life. The arguments have gone back and forth on whether it is luck or they don’t believe in luck. You should read it. The comments are as good as the post.
You can work your butt off, write the best book in the world, but if no one sees it does that make it bad? Like the old shampoo commercials, you can publish a book, someone sees it and tells two friends, and they tell two friends, and so on and so on. To me, that is luck; either good or bad.
Do you believe in luck in your successes and failures?