Monday, April 30, 2007

The worst thing an editor can do

The worst thing an editor can do is to refuse to reply to a query.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Marketing and publicity

I wonder what other authors do for publicity?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Book reviewing magazines

A couple of book reviewing magazines have agreed to see my novel when it comes out. One editor told me: "we get between 20 and 80 books a day to my attention." Wow.

Will they remember the promise when the time comes? Only time can tell.

Friday, April 27, 2007

New Cat

Our new cat.

Negative publicity

A blogger made some negative comments about me. I was surprised to see how many people came to my defense. Thank you, friends.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The new crop of edits

Sent the new crop (I hope not crap) of edits to Counterpoint today. Working with a book publisher is unlike working with a magazine editor. Firstly, it's a lengthier process. Secondly, it's done both by phone and e-mail. Thirdly, the payout is greater. I love it.

It's funny that I recently received a form rejection from an agent whom I queried back in October. Their fist reader is sleeping at the wheel.