At Litquake’s Pitchapalooza it was our job to quickly critique the book’s idea, style, and potential in the marketplace.
Monthly Archives: September 2010
“Should I use George Bush and Iraq as the setting for my story, or do I need to invent a fictional war or at least a fictional president?”
Self publishing is more viable than ever before, and can even lead to a deal with a traditional publisher.
One of the agent’s tricks was to obtain a contract for her from a publisher before the author signed with him so that she would be “trapped” into signing with him.
“After building a local platform…what do I do now to spread my net wider, nationally and internationally?”
Do literary agents auction off naming rights for products supposedly preferred by the characters in a novel?
One of the nice things about a publishing contract is a deadline is set and that’s when you know your book is done.
There is no right answer to this question–your path to becoming a published author and your education are as unique as you are.
“I have a very pleasing voice, read well aloud and would like to be considered for reading books on tape. Do you know the process that I might follow?”