George Takei is a beautiful human being.
I love George Takei!
George Takei being amazing and mocking these sad, pathetic bigoted idiots in his glorious style
It is the best thing
LOOK AT ALL THIS STAR-SASS RIGHT HERE :D
*sneeks up to all of the publishing tumblrs* *whispers* ~BEA~
Should we all wear some secret code thing so we know who we are without giving it away to everyone else? Everyone on tumblr can keep a secret, right?
I’ve been considering attaching a subtle blue t to my badge and seeing who asks me about it.
I’m for some subtle communication.
I’m more in favor of some subtle happy hour-ing.
tumblr, if my dashboard is literally on fire then maybe you should like call the fire department or something and not email me about it
I have gotten this email four times, staff! Stop it!
This is beautiful and it’s amazing to me that it had such a positive outcome and not lifelong hateful grudges, which is probably what these attackers deserved.
Just in case you need to cry this Monday morning. “When I face any issue, I call him.” Jesus.
- Co-authors Amy Helmes and Kim Askew talk Twisted Lit, Shakespeare and Masterpiece Theatre.
- Megan McCafferty (Jessica Darling) asks authors anything in her new online series.
- Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was banned in an Idaho school.
- Laurie Halse Anderson organized #Speak4RAINN15 to raise money for sexual assault awareness.
- HarperCollins released an iPhone app for fans of Kelley Armstrong.
- James Patterson won the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award.
- David Levithan's Two Boys Kissing has been challenged in a Virgina school system based on its cover.
- The Aurealis Awards announced winners, including These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner for best young adult novel.
- The American Library Association named the most challenged books of 2013, including Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True-Diary of a Part-Time Indian in third place.
- Delacatore Press will publish Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys.
- Jennifer Jenkins, co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp, sold her fantasy series to Month9Books.
- Egmont USA will publish two new Kirsten Hubbard novels.
- Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkeley, California will be hosting Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, Mitali Perkins, Brandy Colbert and Stephanie Kuehn.
- Patrick Ness announced events in Hungary, Norway and the U.K.
- Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire announced that Joseph Monninger, Adi Rule, Geoff Rodkey, Erin Bowman and Page Morgan will be visiting.
- In Dragonrage, editor Nicole Brinkley discusses BookCon’s lack of representation.
- In Once Upon A Tweet, Alison Ng finds the best of authors on this week’s social media.
- Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
- Keep up with recent cover releases.
- Keep up with recent excerpt releases.
- List of the week? Shakespeare retellings!
In our next issue, editor Nicole Brinkley will be introducing Five in Five - a newsletter exclusive interview with various YA authors. Five questions, five word answers; a quick interview to get you up to date with the latest in YA. Our first edition will feature Sarah Beth Durst. Don’t forget to subscribe or you’ll miss it!
Next issue: May 4, 2014.
"Holy mother of Mary Shelley!"
"What the Tolkien?"
"By Victor Hugo’s spare underpants!"
"Jesus, Mary and Joseph Conrad!"
"Pardon my Molière, but I don’t give a Faulkner."
Thank you supernatural fandom
OH MY ROWLING
Difficult to say, but I will try.
Firstly, I’m looking for something that I love. So think about what makes you BUY a book in the store. And we’re assuming here that you’ve never heard of the author or the book before. The concept seems neat. The opening pages grab you. The voice is strong. That kind of stuff.
In addition, I am looking for something that I can sell. I talk to editors about what they are looking to buy. I read what’s selling in PublishersMarketplace and Publishers Weekly. Sometimes if I can’t imagine which editor I would send a MS to, then I don’t take it on.
As for if there is still work to do, it depends. I usually do some work polishing an MS after I’ve signed someone. But I don’t sign an author if I don’t think the MS is ready. My rule of thumb is that I sign if I think it is publishable now, but the work I do is to make sell for more money.
Also I occasionally ask authors to revise and resubmit, if I think there is potential but the MS isn’t ready to go out yet.
In general, most manuscripts I see aren’t ready yet. It’s sad but I don’t have time to do work with all of those authors. So I have to let them go. I think before any author sends a query to an agent they should really push themselves during revisions (critique partners & beta readers are also super helpful with this) to make it the best they possibly can. Sometimes it’s tempting to be like, “It’s done! Just hit send!” Because writing a novel is like a marathon and revising is like another marathon right after that.