Thursday, October 21, 2010

Week after Week #4

  • Authors and self-publishers, the tools for marketing your work are growing. Is it worth the $$$$$ ? authorbuzz.com -  hilsingermendelson.com - authorhive.com
  • Galleycat ( mediabistro.com/galleycat/ )has an article about a "handwriting" to font software ( pilothandwriting.com )  Query letters can now be sent in your own scribble... Insert agents groaning here...
  • Have a look at Janet Reid's post "You say pushy like it's a bad thing" ( http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/ ) I'm a huge fan of this agent, even though my work is outside her passion zone...
  • I HAVE to make it to Bouchercon by the Bay one day...
  • The number of agents not accepting queries or unsolicited manuscripts is growing. While I applaud the agents doing so to devote their time to their clients, I question those that are shrinking their portfolios instead of growing them. They have never heard : "putting all your eggs in one basket" ?????
  • Check out thesaurus.com and the stupidity quiz. Great source for word substitutes