Ten Surefire Ways to Turn Off a Prospective Agent

When he’s not Armchair/Shotgun-ing, John is an agent for children’s and teens’ authors at Scott Treimel NY. An author myself, I know how confounding and stressful the agent hunt can be. The etiquette is not always clear. Can you ask for an update after a few weeks? Can you address the agent by first name?  … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? – No. 10

You know when you just really want to stay in curled up with a really amazing book and a cup of spiked hot cocoa? Exactly. This is What is A/S Reading? —- Like everyone else you know, Managing Editor Laura McMillan is reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffery Eugenides. She just finished, however, Tales from … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? – No. 9

It’s really fall! Time to curl up with a good book, or catch a cold.

Of Typewriters and Tote-Bags: A Brooklyn Book Festival Retrospective

As first-time vendors at this years Brooklyn Book Festival, we didn’t quite know what to expect. Would the day drag by, each minute a painful struggle to lock eyes with passing strangers in order to entice them to come to check out our table? Would the heavens open up, rain pouring down to destroy our … Continue reading