Monday, July 16, 2007

Miss Snark's Greatest Hits (vol 20)

This last round of my snarkive diving hit a section that was so dense I've divided it into two parts this one, full of general info and the next one, focusing on submission.

First, a truly excellent explanation of royalties and discounts and the economics of publishing and books stores.

Just for fun. Appalled. Really appalled. Queries by idiots. Not something you need to read, but funny, and it'll remind you that the competition for book slots is considerably smaller than the list of everyone who thinks they're competition.

Bad agent = worse then no agent. Lazy agents who don't bother to give good advice edition.

Book Expo America--Don't go to pitch. Bad idea. If you really want to go, go to learn.

Book packagers. A question on what to do when you've landed a work-for-hire type writing gig. And an absolutely fascinating post on book packagers looking for work-for-hire writers and the difficulties thereof. This is one of those "I didn't know anything about this corner of the industry" posts that I particularly enjoy reading.

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