Make your own luck

Nice blog post from Rachelle Gardner about the writerly luck in publishing. Click on her link under the Agent Blogs to check it out.

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Finishing that book

Nice article by editor Alan Rinzler about what to do when you get stuck finishing that book. Click on his link in the publishing pros list.

Promotion and Royalties

Some interesting and provoking words from MJ Rose about how publishers need to get with the times about compensating authors for their promotional investment. Click on the Publishing Perpectives in the Pub Pros section to read.

Weekly Tweets

Always worth checking out each week from Jane Friedman’s great blog

http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/2009/08/21/BestTweetsForWritersWeekEnding82109.aspx

Why going to conferences can be a good thing

Great story about the unfortunate side of publishing and how tings can all change in an instant from the Guide to Literary Agents blog.

http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/How+I+Got+My+Agent+Delilah+Marvelle.aspx

Angela James moves to QuartetPress

As if Quartet Press didn’t need more startup buzz about their coming line of romance ebooks, they announced yesterday that Angela James, Editorial Director at Samhain Publishing (one of the top e-presses for romance) has taken up a similar post at Quartet. Really, really wish I wrote romance. This company is going to be really interesting and fun to watch get off the ground. I have high expectations!

Reasons your manuscript won’t make it

Seven handy tips from an editor at Delacorte about why your manuscript may get declined.

http://www.inkygirl.com/scbwi-2009-notes-reasons-why-your-manuscript-got-rejected/