"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some Good Advice

Jessica Faust over at BookEnds LLC has a great post about what to do with your Galley's/ARC's (advanced reader copies) when you get published. Never really thought of it before but you will have to work as hard as your publishers to help promote your book. There is no sitting back to rest on your laurals. Here are a few suggestions that the lovely agents over at BookEnds give to help.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Helping Nashville

YA Author Myra McEntire is hosting a charity auction -
The proceeds will go toward helping the flood victims in Nashville. The first round of Auctions go up tomorrow. So if you can, please help out either with Donations or by bidding on an item.

Brenda Novak's Charity Auction

Each year for the past 6 years, Brenda Novak has held an online Auction for Diabetes Research. Last year they raised over $280,000 for the charity. How great is that?

Now I know you are asking exactly why am I posting about this on my writer's blog? Just wait until you see the items that are up for auction! This is a writers/readers dream trust me!

They have ARC's, Published books, autographed books, e-girftcards to bookstores and publishing houses, and many more things.

(and this is where I get excited :D )

Just a few of the awesome things they have up for bid are...

  • Evaluation of your full manuscript for publication consideration by numerous agents.
  • Pitch sessions (face to face meetings) with agents
  • Proof reading services for your entire manuscript by a professional editor
  • Tickets to the Trident Media Party at RWA National Convention 2010
  • Lunch with a Vice President of Harloquin
  • Month long mentoring sessions by Bestselling authors
  • An Agent who will WRITE YOUR QUERY FOR YOU!!!
  • Original art work for your Book cover
  • An a whole lot more.

There are also a lot more items up for bidding outside those categories. I suggest you guys check it out. The money goes for a good cause and the items you could win are a once in a life time opportunity!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


For those of you out there who are on Twitter (and if you're not you're missing out) Follow the Reader has posted a list of their favorite Tweeting Publishers. As a writer I think getting these people's insight is beyond invaluable so I wanted to share the list.

Boost up your Following lists people!

P.S. thanks to Nathan Bransford for adding this to his "This week in Publishing"

A New Book Blog

So my friend Jen is a Bibliophile in the truest sense of the word. I think she has more books than the library of congress. :D Anyway she is always one of my go-to's when I need a new book to read and she has started a book blog.

If you're into YA, Chick Lit, and/or Romance novels I highly suggest you check it out because she has some great taste.