Monday, May 11, 2009

Self Promotion, The Eternal Argument

Back when WebMage came out, I wrote a post on how I felt about self promotion. It generated exactly one response: Lyda saying she'd like to hear my take on it three years forward. It's not quite three years on yet, but it's getting close and I'm still pretty much where I was then. I blogged about it today at SFNovelists.

6 comments:

tate hallaway said...

You remember stuff I said three years ago! Dude!

Kelly McCullough said...

Actually I was scavenging old posts for a self-promotion post on SFNovelists and reread it.

tate hallaway said...

That makes much more sense. Otherwise I might have had to get a big head.

Jon said...

Which is the preferred way to query these days?

E-mail or Snail?

Is there a recommended E-mail format when submitting? I would assume "No attachements", but I imagine just pasting the whole submission into the e-mail's body would look kind of sloppy and pretty much kill dead the notion of 1 page query letters, three-five page synopsis, etc.

Any thoughts?

Mari Adkins said...

Jon, it depends on where you're sending it. Everybody's requirements are different.

Kelly McCullough said...

Jon, what Mari said. It varies by agency. In part I think that's used as a weeding technique, i.e. did the author care enough about this specific agency to do their research?