Nathan Bransford, Author


Monday, June 16, 2008

Thanks, Gawker. I Think.

Vote for the Hottest Guy of Book Publishing 2008






45 comments:

Sophie W. said...

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

"Dear Mr. Bransford,

I decided to query you after reading about your nomination for Hottest Guy of Book Publishing 2008. My commercial novel, HOW TO SCORE WITH A HOT LIT AGENT, is complete at 69,000 words."

I lol'd.

Anne Dayton said...

Go Nathan! If you don't win, I will lose my faith in democracy. Or Gawker. One or the other.

Polenth said...

I would have voted for you, but one of the guys had a kitten.

Penelope Gray said...

I voted based on which one looked most likely to buy me a drink. Tho I like Polenth's method too.

A Paperback Writer said...

I must be getting old, but all of these guys look like they're about 22.
I voted for you, Nathan. Some of those guys look like they've never left their offices for years. Your photo's good, at least.
(But how do we know it's really YOU? You could've mugged some poor fellow on the beach and gotten a photo of him to post on your blog! Ah, ha!)

gwen said...

That is absolutely hilarious.

They're all relatively young, though. Nathan, have you ever mentioned how it is that you came to be an agent? Do you talk about how you got into the business at all? I'm curious myself, because I'd like to work in publishing once I graduate (one more year!)... it's encouraging to see other young people already with their foot in the door.

Nathan Bransford said...

thanks, anon-

Here's a post on how to become a literary agent.

Adaora A. said...

Congrats on the Nomination Nathan!

Do you have plans to take over the people magazine cover? Maybe Writer's Digest?

pjd said...

Wait... is this, like, part two of the "resonance with agent" post? I'm all for resonance, and I like you dude, but...

Don't worry if you don't win. We all like you for your mind. And you have a nice heart.

Melanie Avila said...

It's in the bag.

Just as soon as I fire up the bat signal to alert the Nathan Bransford Fan Club...

*fumbles in dark, finds switch, blinds self with glowing NB signal*

You're welcome. :)

Scott Jones said...

So, does a win come with a cash prize, like the Nobel? Or do you get to go on to Vegas, where you are eliminated because, although you can pop, you can't partner well in ballroom dancing?

Scott J

Adaora A. said...

Will they give a trophy is the real question. The winner has to have bragging rights.

:::Winner invites friends over for 'dinner.':::

"And over here is my trophy...a little bauble I won for being voted the sexiest man in publishing. But who's counting?"

Betty Atkins Dominguez said...

Quite honestly, you are the only one who rang my bell. Alas, you are waaaay too young.

cc said...

I voted for you. It takes a real man to have the confidence wear an orange T-shirt.

But I think that "beer drinking" guy might be trying to muscle in on the whole "burbon" mystique that is usually associated with you...

:)

Colorado Writer said...

The frat boys have nothing on you, Nathan!

Elyssa Papa said...

What do you win? A rose by any chance?? *g*


But Sophie makes a valid point, how many queries will now begin with Dear Mr. Bransford (aka Hot Stuff) or ask you on a date?

Well, maybe there's something to this... we can have a blogging Bachelor right here. Perhaps Jeff Probst or Chris Hanson can host?

Congrats and enjoy it!!!

Chumplet said...

I like how some of them have no bio at all. Is this really supposed to be based on looks alone? How about kindness, humour and the giver of great synopses of television drama?

Of course I voted for you, and put an alert up on my blog for my dozen or so blogging buddies who already know about it.

Do you get a prize?

madison said...

It's so you, my dear. I voted and you'd better win.

Anonymous said...

Nathan - there's no arguing that you're hot. But you're California-boy hot. I'm fairly certain that vampire-hot girls like me have no chance with California-hot guys, so I had to vote for the vampire-hot Jason Reigal.

No hard feelings, right? You and I, we just come from different worlds...

Elvira

Anonymous said...

Is this contest for real? How can we stoop so low as to objectify these fine, upstanding men in the publishing industry? And for what, meaningless bragging rights? Ok. Now that the mock outrage is out of the way, I think they're all hot. Especially Nathan, of course. --M.P.

Anonymous said...

So with the new picture and the former one... I'm left wondering what the deal is with you and orange shirts.

Or is that Curtis Brown standard issue?

Nathan Bransford said...

anon-

Curtis Brown pride all the way.

krw3b said...

"Thanks, Gawker. I think"?

How are you going to win with that kind of wishy-washy attitude? Do you think Kennedy had that attitude? Or Obama? No!

It's not like you to shy away from a challenge or competition. I'm both shocked and awed.

C'mon, you have to get yourself out there and stump for hot guy votes!

That sounds slightly dirty.

Even better!

Emily said...

I love this contest and voted orange, naturally.

Anonymous said...

Why is the Matt Hilliard guy winning? Nathan has a much better nose. Trust me, I have a thing for noses. Nathan's is somewhat beautiful, without being girly. Difficult to come by, such a nose.

Anonymous said...

I voted for you twice--strictly out of loyalty, you understand--but it doesn't look like it's going to help bump you out of second place.

Also, go back to the old picture. The new one makes you look 10 years old. Seeing it makes me want to send you some Transformers, not my query.

Jessica Burkhart said...

I think it's so much fun! I voted for ya, Nathan. :)

Just_Me said...

Oh, Nathan, you know I love you, right? And you're my favorite agent (keep that in mind when I query you in the coming year). And I adore your blog.... but the guy with glasses looks just like my DH and ... ya know? I totally love the Cali surfer look but DH (or his look alike since my DH isn't in publishing) has to win. It's a loyalty thing.

But you are definitly my number 2 choice.

Words In, Words Out said...

Team Nathan all the way. Even kitten guy is left in the dust and I really heart kittens...

Words In, Words Out said...

Team Nathan all the way. Even kitten guy is left in the dust and I really heart kittens...

Nathan Bransford said...

anon-

ok, changed it back. Not that I wouldn't love some Transformers...

Keri Ford said...

Thank you Annon 7:18, and to Nathan for returning to the other one. I first saw the new pic and thought, Nathan has a kid? Whoa, he started early....

Nancy Beck said...

Sweet. :-)

You're currently running second to Matt Hilliard.

Anonymous said...

You guys are crazy. He looks sweaty in that beach photo.

I DEFINITELY prefer the other one. Where'd it go?

Anonymous said...

Sweaty got you in the running for hottest guy in publishing. Stick to the old picture, Nathan.

Now on that point system of yours, which would get me a higher score? Megatron or Optimus.

Anonymous said...

Nathan,

They needed a contest to decide this? **sigh** It's a no brainer. :)

Oh, and I voted for you, since they *insist* on having a contest.

J.F.

ChrisEldin said...

That was a fun read!
But the kitten is an unfair prop. Brent should be disqualified....
;-)

pseudosu said...

What a coincidence; I was just named hottest female welder over 40 in my neighborhood! Seriously dude, you are way too good looking. Maybe you should consider uglying it up a bit so all us common folk will feel more at ease in your presence. ;)

Adaora A. said...

If folks send you their query - somehow - via e-mail in orange, is it an automatic request?

LOL! Couldn't resist.

Furious D said...

Congrats on the nomination.

I'm sure you'll win, there are a lot of jokers in that deck.

Joseph L. Selby said...

I protest! There's someone from Wiley on the list. If he's eligible, so am I! Clearly I am far more attractive than those other ten men. Perhaps there is a conspiracy afoot to deny me my rightful praise.

Sharon said...

Well, I added my vote, for what it's worth. I think Matt Hilliard got nervous about running up against Nathan and got people to vote 5 or 6 times or had people to ask their extended families to vote or something. You need 500 votes to beat him, Nathan, as of a few minutes ago. You *can* do it; we have faith in you! You're a Super Agent, right?

Betty Atkins Dominguez said...

Perhaps Nathan's platform isn't as large as that other guys.

Anonymous said...

I'm SO confused. In addition to my query letter, I'm supposed to send you a jelliquarium AND some Transformers? Please update your website 'cause I cannot keep track....

Tish Cohen said...

Just voted for you , Nathan. I grew up in CA and love seeing that ocean behind you.

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