July 18th, 2007

What makes for a bad author?

One agent says it’s someone who pitches a book the agent has made clear they are not interested in. Editors say it’s authors who want ads in the New York Times. Another editor says, Good authors can cogently describe their book in an appealing and efficient way, help think of promotional ideas, and have a sense of who the audience for their book truly is and what its size might actually be."

Read more here.

Hm, what do you think makes a bad agent or editor?



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Hate your cover? Here's what to do

I've only had one really awful cover, which luckily the folks at St. Martins changed. But what DO you do if you get a crappy cover. Read some tips here. It's just one of several posts on the topic, but it seems the most helpful.

Read more about another St. Martin's author who did not have such a good experience here.



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