ThIs WeEk In PuBlIsHiNg
As some of you have already discovered, my wonderful and amazing client Rebecca Ramsey has started an equally wonderful and amazing blog! Check it out — Rebecca’s family is the proud owner of a dog who would probably win some sort of national award for craziest-things-eaten-by-a-dog-who-still-survived. She also has some beautiful photographs of her hometown, which basically prompted me to start considering South Carolina as a top vacation destination.
In other client news, one of the requests in the “advice for me” post from last week was more about what I’ve sold and my tastes and things like that. Happy to oblige! Well, mostly. As I’ve discussed previously, I’m still trying to find the right blog balance between a) not talking about my work with clients and the way deals happened so that my current and future clients (not to mention the editors I work with) don’t have to worry that they will be blog fodder (this is really important to me) and b) giving my future clients a sense of the things I’ve worked on. I’m happy to publicize books when they come out, not as comfortable to talk about things before then.
This is all a long way of saying that I may have found a solution: have someone else talk about it. Next week I’m going to have a guest blog post from a client of mine who wrote a wonderful debut YA novel that recently sold to Viking (and it all started with a query letter). So stay tuned for that.
Maya Reynolds has continued her indispensable series of posts on the Amazon issue, and the latest is a simultaneous rundown of some of Amazon’s past tactics as well as the history of Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media as a past (and possibly current) Amazon contrarian. Really awesome.
And finally, NY Times bestselling author and friend-of-the-blog Lisa McMann recently had an awesome interview with Kelly Spitzer in which she breaks down some of the things she did to help turn her novel WAKE into a breakout success (and these are things you can do too).
Have a great weekend!