If you’ve got a covering letter, marketing plan and about thirty sample pages, I’d be happy to take a look at them. Free? Absolutely! Let’s see what you have been sending out to prospective agents and publishers. Let’s see what you’ve been doing right and what you have been doing wrong....Although she posted the offer on Tuesday afternoon, as of sevenish last night Ms. Scanlon had received only five responses, so I'm guessing there's still time to get in on this. But even if you eager authors (fiction and nonfiction) can't pull your marketing plans together and zap them to her today, you might want to bookmark the blog and see if you can pick up some good tips when she reports on the entries.
I’ll tackle about twenty submissions.
Don’t worry, my lips will be sealed. What I might do is recap the good and the bad associated with these submissions, but in general terms, in a posting here later. What I will do, I promise, is get back to you with some suggestions, privately.
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Are you shopping a book?
I just came across an interesting offer posted on Tuesday by Lynne W. Scanlon, The Publishing Contrarian. I'd like to thank the normally infallible Ron Hogan of GalleyCat for providing the link, but I can't because he forgot to include the link when he blogged about this. (SxSW is over, dude--get your mind back on your job!) Good thing I speak Google. Here's the juicy stuff from Ms. Scanlon: