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8 blogs about Publishing.

  1. Ask the Agent
    “I'm Jennifer Laughran. I'm a Senior Agent at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, representing great authors and illustrators….” 🇺🇸

    I know that kids age out of middle grade somewhat quickly, but I was just wondering—are series that age up with the reader a common thing? I remember some older book series were written that way. However with the push for stand-alones–is this disappearing?
    I can think of some examples (for example, HP), where each book takes place essentially during the length of a school year, so the kids who are ten in book one are teenagers in later …
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  2. Janet Reid, Literary Agent
    “"Never miss a chance to do good"--David Stanley.” 🇺🇸

    Reviving previously published books
    My question is about submitting a previously self-published novel to agents. It was 8 years ago and had zero promotion. After almost no sales, it was unpublished 4 years later. Today, it has been thoroughly …
    By Janet Reid, 482 words

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  3. Publishers Weekly
    “Book Reviews, Bestselling Books & Publishing Business News.” 🇺🇸

  4. Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity
    “Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn't know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish….” 🇺🇸

    Random House Opens to LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC Writers - No agent required
    If you fit into the demographic they are seeking, this is a wonderful opportunity to get published by Random House. I can say from personal experience that the editors at RH are excellent. Your novel …
    By Erica Verrillo, 241 words

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  5. Publishing Perspectives
    “News and information about the international book publishing industry, book sales, rights deals, and more.” 🇩🇪

    AAP StatShot: US Book Industry Gains 3.5 Percent in January
    The first monthly StatShot report from the Association of American Publishers in 2023 shows trade revenues up 3.1 percent in January. The post AAP StatShot: US Book Industry Gains 3.5 Percent in January appeared first …
    By Porter Anderson, 48 words

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  6. Publishing Trends
    “An incisive monthly newsletter that provides news and opinion on the rapidly changing world of book publishing in all its forms.” 🇺🇸

    Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 3/13-3/17
    ­Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in …
    By PT Editors, 115 words

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  7. Robert Kingett
    “A fabulously gay blind author.” 🇺🇸

    How to convert Markdown to Shun manuscript format
    Notes about writing manuscripts in Markdown are after the conversion tutorials. I love Markdown. I love it so much that I’ve adapted my whole workflow around it! From writing fiction podcast scripts to drafting blog …
    By Robert Kingett, 2,268 words

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  8. Writer Beware
    “…shines a bright light into the dark corners of the shadow-world of literary scams, schemes, and pitfalls. Also providing advice for writers, industry news, and commentary.” By Victoria Strauss.

    One Week, Two Fakes: American Booksellers Federation and The Acquisitions Guild
    As you’ll know if you’re a regular reader of this blog (and from your own experience if you’ve ever self-published), we are currently in the midst of a tsunami of scam companies that aggressively solicit …
    By Victoria Strauss, 1,198 words

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