Publishing, in This Week
As alluded to yesterday, in what has to be the greatest tragedy since that time Lauren Conrad went out with that one boring guy who didn’t pay attention to her and then the next day Whitney was like, “Whaaaaaat?” and Lauren was like, “I know!”….. Lauren Conrad sold a three book YA series, and chose another agent to query first. The tears! Justin Bobby, if you go and sign up a pirate series without me I may spontaneously combust. You’ve been warned.
Meanwhile, agent (and former book publicist) Colleen Lindsay over at Fine Print has been blogging up a storm with a series of fantastic posts on book publicity. She has posted on the different publicity/marketing departments, how to work with your publicist and a publicity timeline, the economics behind galleys, and some additional Q&As. Must read, people. Pop quiz on Monday.
In other giveaway news, don’t forget that this is your last day to stop by Anne & May and enter to win a signed copy of their new book THE MIRACLE GIRLS. Also don’t miss the yodeling chihuahua (no seriously).
Booker Prize shortlist! Adding intrigue, earlier in the year John Sutherland had said that if Salman Rushdie’s ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE didn’t win “I’ll curry my proof copy and eat it.” ENCHANTRESS didn’t make the shortlist, so I have to say, I’m really forward to the YouTube video where Sutherland eats a book.
In honor of the anniversary of 9/11 this week, one of my very first blog readers, Will Entrekin, re-posted his essay on 9/11, and all sales of his short story collection this week will benefit the United Way.
JK Rowling won the lawsuit to block publication of THE HARRY POTTER LEXICON. Publisher Lunch has a great rundown of what it all means. The ruling was somewhat complex, as the judge ruled that the Lexicon used too much of Rowling’s own material, but he did not rule out the possibility of a derivative work entirely.
And finally, you knew this was coming…….. MONKEYS!!!
Have a great weekend!