Thanks to everyone who listed their favorite book/publishing blogs, my Google Reader thanks you (feel free to continue posting on that topic if you stumble upon a new gem). The Internet has really been wonderful for books — as space for books in newspapers keeps shrinking, the Internet has really filled the void. Segue. One […]
Since the title of this blog post is completely self-explanatory, let me just take a quick moment to express my appreciation for this season of The Bachelor: An Officer and a Gentleman. Not only is the officer and the gentleman THE SAME PERSON (I was stunned), but he drives in one of those funny cars […]
First of all, a tech note, the people have spoken and the people want full RSS feeds so they can read the blog in the RSS reader of their choice. I have reluctantly agreed to switch over on a trial basis — please, I beg of you, don’t forget to come out of your RSS […]
I received yet another query today without any contact information at all. So if anyone sent me a query and thinks they might have neglected to include even the most rudimentary of contact information, keep your eyes to the sky around 4:30, when I will spell out my standard rejection in smoke signals. In other […]
Dust off your Harris Tweed and practice your best “Cheerio,” it’s London Book Fair time. Or at least, it will be London Book Fair time on Monday. Yes, publishers and agents and authors and booksellers and Yorkshire lasses will meet and greet, sell subrights, build up buzz for hot titles and break for afternoon tea. […]
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Kurt Vonnegut passed away. The Times obit is here. I read SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE when I was in high school, and it was one of the most influential books that sent me on a path to book publishing, so I was very sad to see news his passing.