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Publishing U: How to Meet Agents and Editors When You Don’t Live in New York
By February 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How to Meet Agents and Editors When You Don’t Live in New York

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this week’s edition of Publishing U, Linda Joffe Hull (Sweetheart Deal, 2015), an author who lives in Denver, Colorado, explains why, when it comes to getting published, living in the middle of the […]

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Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part Two

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part Two

Deconstructing the Graphic Novel Pitch Process Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. This entry in our Publishing U series is the second in a two-part history of how one graphic novel went from idea to reality. Cathy G. Johnson, author of the forthcoming No Dogs Allowed, and […]

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part One

Publishing U: Getting a Graphic Novel Published, Part One

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. This entry in our Publishing U series is the first in a two-part history of how one graphic novel went from idea to reality. Cathy G. Johnson, author of the forthcoming No Dogs Allowed, and Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & […]

Publishing U: How Do I Pitch an Agent at a Writers’ Conference?
By March 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How Do I Pitch an Agent at a Writers’ Conference?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In the eighth post of our Publishing U series, literary agent Joanna MacKenzie offers practical advice on meeting with agents and editors at writers’ conferences, and considers the value of honing your pitch to perfection.   Joanna MacKenzie: It’s […]

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Publishing U: I’ve Got a Polished Manuscript, I’ve Got a Query, I’ve Got an Agent, Now What?

Publishing U: I’ve Got a Polished Manuscript, I’ve Got a Query, I’ve Got an Agent, Now What?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the seventh post of our Publishing U series agent Suzie Townsend and author Nikki Loftin talk about how an author can stay on track even when she hits an unforeseen roadblock on the winding path to publication.  Suzie Townsend: Signing with […]

Publishing U: A Single Novel? A Trilogy? A Series?
By February 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: A Single Novel? A Trilogy? A Series?

How Do I Know Where My Book Begins and Ends? Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the sixth post of our Publishing U series, novelist Leigh Bardugo and agent Joanna Volpe shine light on a common quandary faced by first-time authors. Joanna […]

Publishing U: Whose Opinion Do You Trust?
By February 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Whose Opinion Do You Trust?

Why Trying to Please Everyone Can Torpedo Your Book Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the fifth post of our Publishing U series, agent Mackenzie Brady and author Hannah Brencher share some hard-earned lessons about staying true to your own vision as an author.   Mackenzie Brady: While […]

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Publishing U: How Old Is My Reader?
By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How Old Is My Reader?

When a Young-Adult Novel Is Actually Middle-Grade Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the fourth post of our Publishing U series, agent Suzie Townsend dishes on the perils of mis-targeting your audience, and her client, MarcyKate Connolly, recalls the key insight that made […]

Publishing U: How Do I Find the Right Agent?
By February 3, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: How Do I Find the Right Agent?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the third post of our Publishing U series, agent Kathleen Ortiz tells authors the slush pile isn’t the worst place to splash down. Her client, Virginia Boecker, warns authors not to sign with the […]

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Publishing U: What Is a Query Letter — and How Do I Write Mine?
By January 27, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: What Is a Query Letter — and How Do I Write Mine?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the second post of our Publishing U series, agent Suzie Townsend offers her take on a commonly asked question—and her client, Alexis Bass, explains how she wrote the query that caught her agent’s […]