Friday, April 01, 2005

How to Sell What You Write

Okay, you wrote a story. Now what?

Marketing the Story: How to pitch your story to an editor.
The World's Worst Query Letters: The sad part is, they're all real.
How to Write a Query Letter: Some amazingly bad advice.
Schmoozing and Networking: Is it true that who you know is more important that what you've done?
Publishing in the 21st Century: Big Name Literary Agent Richard Curtis discusses his vision of the future of publishing. Perhaps it's time he retired.
Agent #6 Speaks: On condition of anonymity, another literary agent describes his slushpile.
To Be, Or To Be Somebody Else: The assembled multitude discusses the pros and cons of pseudonyms.
Everything You Want to Know About Literary Agents: Best-selling author Neil Gaiman shares his wisdom.
Predators & Editors: They may look human, but they're parasites that prey on writers.
Writer Beware: There's a sucker born every minute. Don't be one of them.
ePublishing and Self-Publishing: If you don't stop it, you'll go blind.
Marketing II: After It's In Print: Okay, you've sold it the book and it's in the bookstores. Now what?
ConVentional Wisdom: Sci-fi conventions; threat or menace?
The Curse of The Bad Numbers: Bob Metzger discusses how to keep your career afloat if your book sinks.