Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Carnival for book writers #1

Welcome to the first edition of the carnival for book writers.


In Five reasons I want to rip your query letter up and feed it to the pigeons posted at Miss Snark provides a list of what not to do if you hope to get anything but a rejection.


In Waiting ... and waiting ... posted at Riding With The Top Down a new author writes about the stress that comes after you've made that first sale and are waiting for a decision on book two.

In Jayne Gets Twitchy posted at Running With Quills New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Ann Krentz writes about the stress that comes after you've finished your latest book and are waiting to hear your editor's reaction.

marketing fiction

In Eloisa on the Mysteries of Book Promotion posted at Squawk Radio novelist Eloisa James writes about how to help make your book be a break out success.

In Books Are Like Snowballs (No, really) posted at The Man in Black on why a debut author decides to blog.

In EVIL EDITOR: Q & A posted at Evil Editor discusses use of pen names in your query.

marketing non-fiction

In 10 Action Steps To Sell Your Book posted at Jack Yoest, Jack says, "Publish and Peddle . . .or Perish: A Sales Guide to Selling your Book. A few years ago Your Business Blogger advised a number of academic authors on the marketing of books. I compared the professors with peddlers:..."


In Trouble With Covers posted at Pub Rants. A literary agent discusses what happens when authors don't like their book covers.

In alg: What you've all been waiting for! P&Ls posted at anna louise discusses how publishers calculate how much money they expect a book to make and how that ties into the advance an author will receive.

In SHE WROTE: Da Truth posted at He Wrote, She Wrote author Jennifer Crusie provides a look inside her collaboration with Bob Mayer which mixes the work of two very different writers.

That concludes the first edition of this carnival. Submit your blog article to the next edition (June 27) of carnival for book writers using the carnival submission form.

Links to this and future editions can be found on the blog carnival index page.

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