Links of Interest
CONTRACTS: Author Jim Hines gives an overview of his book contract with DAW and discusses the different parts. A good general overview.
AGENT CONTEST: Enter the Knight Agency?s Nutshell contest by describing your book in three sentences. The twenty finalists will be critiqued. For details, go here:
EDITOR INTERVIEWED: Leah Hultenschmidt, editor with Dorchester Publishing
PROMOTION: What can Authors Do to Sell Books. A blog by Jessica Faust of the Bookends Agency. http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-can-authors-do-to-sell-books.html
PUBLISHING NEWS: Borders has gained another year on life support. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123845761182071577.html?ru=yahoo&mod=yahoo_hs
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