Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Carnival For Book Writers #3

Welcome to the 3rd edition of carnival for book writers.


In Liz on Truth and Fiction posted at Squawk Radio, discusses the reasons and ramifications of mixing real facts with made up facts in fiction.

In What About Those Alpha Guys? posted at Running With Quills, we get insights from bestselling author, Lori Foster.


In The Truth According to Me posted at Buried in the Slush Pile, presents some of the things this editor looks for in books she acquires. Although she generally focuses on children's books, these are relevant to all fiction writers.

In Lights, Markers, Action: My Interview with Nan Talese posted at New York Brain Terrain, presents an interview with the senior vice president of Doubleday and the publisher and editor-in-chief at the Nan A. Talese/Doubleday imprint of Random House.

literary agents

An excellent multi-part series begins with Agenting 101 (part one) posted at Pub Rants
Agenting 101 (part two)
Agenting 101 (Grant of Rights--part three)
Agenting 101 (Advance--part four)
Agenting 101 (Payout--part five)
Agenting 101 (Royalties--part six)
Agenting 101 (Royalties--part six--continued)
Agenting 101 (Bonus--part seven)
Agenting 101 (Bonus Clarification)

At In praise of literary agents posted at Kirsten Mortensen, consideration is given to how agents respond to author mistakes.

In What can you expect from an agent? posted at Urban Fantasy, an author in the first year of being agents shares lessons learned.

In What is an Unsolicited Submission? posted at Miss Snark, the meaning of this term is clarified.


In How To Make Almost $2000 By Writing One Article posted at PrizeWriter, we get advice for other ways besides books to make money from our writing.

In Some Trade Show Observations posted at The Writing Life, an author and editor shares what he learned from the Christian Booksellers Association trade show.

In The Literary Red Carpet posted at MJ in L.A., there's a new twist in author promotion.

In 16 Do's and Don'ts For Authors posted at The Man in Black, provides tips that help make the most of your relationship with your editor and agent.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:01 AM   1 comments links to this post


At July 20, 2006 7:18 AM, Blogger Holly Desimone said...

I am truly enjoying this carnival Marcella, thank you for the great picks!


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