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

A Publishing Industry Glossary

by Rick Walton. A Publishing Industry Glossary   Advance–the best proof that your project is moving forward. ARC– a vessel you send out into the ocean of reviewers, hoping it floats instead of sinks. Auction–a contest where two or more editors race to see who can show the most irrational exuberance. Author–the costume a writer … Continue reading