Unnamed Journal has finished four volumes and is about to start its fifth. It’s gotten into a nice steady rhythm now. I enjoy the process of creating it. Short fiction and essays are always a challenge worth grappling with. But it wouldn’t be UJ if we weren’t thinking about how we could improve it. A couple… Read More The New Year For Unnamed Journal
Every no gets you closer to yes. This is part of the process of shifting through to find the best match. If your work is good, it will find a market. These are things authors have learned to tell themselves. Not because they are true, but because they are hopeful, and hope is a necessity… Read More Rejection is Progress
That’s the upshot of this article at Quillette. While midlist authors are seeing their income shrink, the upper-crust is doing even better: the number of seven-figure advances has increased even as the number of five-figure ones have decreased. What this means is that the publishing industry doesn’t want to invest in small potatoes anymore –… Read More The Novel Ain’t Dead. The Industry Has Just Changed.
Tablo is now moving into the publishing business, at least into the distribution side. Click here to check out the details of that. In essence, you pay $99 per year/ per book, to have your stuff published on iBooks, Amazon, Booktopia, Barnes & Noble, and the rest of the 10 largest ebook retailers. Tablo gives… Read More On Tablo’s New Publishing Plans
With a tip of the hat to Larry Correia. Step 1: Write Book. Step 2: Pick Agent who, based on their past representation, will be interested in your book. Step 3: Submit to Agent. Step 3a: Get Rejected. Return to Step 2. Step 3b: After several iterations of the 3a Loop, throw hands in air… Read More How to Get an Agent, and How to Deal with Failure
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As you may or may not know, I am not all that new to blogging. I’ve been doing it, off and on, since 2003. And yesterday I got the bug up my nose to collect my old dead Blogger blogs into some kind of dead tree format. Blogger has a partnership with an outfit called… Read More Blog Book Bleg