Tag: teen

  • Top 10 YA Agents: 72 Deals

    The Publisher’s Marketplace ranks these agents as the top YA agents for the last 12 months. As always, when you look at statistics from Publisher’s Marketplace Dealmakers, remember that these deals are self-reported; there may be other agents who sell more, but don’t participate here, or some agents who–for some odd reason–don’t report a certain […]

  • Christina Mandelski: 2k11

    Christina Mandelski Debuts with THE SWEETEST THING Introduced first in 2007, debut children’s authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Revision: A […]

  • Amy Holder 2k11

    Amy Holder debuts with THE LIPSTICK LAWS Introduced first in 2007, debut children’s authors have formed a cooperative effort to market their books. I featured Revision Stories from the Classes of 2k8 and 2k9 and this feature returns this year with the Class of 2k11. Class of 2008 Class of 2009 MORE 2k11 Guest post […]

  • Author as Publisher?

    Richard Curtis in a recent EReads post asks a provocative question: Do authors make good publishers? The question is in the context of ebooks, keep that in mind. They point to high-profile authors who have tried this route this year: Cory Doctorow, Seth Godwin and J.A. Conrath. Curtis concludes that the services of a publisher […]

  • New Life for OP Novels?

    New Life as an E-Book? The Wayfinder by Darcy Pattison When a novel goes out of print, it’s sad. There are many what-ifs: What if the publisher had done thus and so? A different cover? A different promotion? What if I had done thus and so? More promotion? In the end, novels run their course. […]

  • Do You Make This Basic Story Mistake?

    When Stories Start to Go Wrong! Here are some descriptions of manuscripts. Read them and figure out what’s wrong: 6000 word, ABC book 13,000 word middle grade 250,000 YA/teen novel 2000 word YA poetry book 4000 word picture book Match Audience with Length and Format of Your Story In each of these cases, the format, […]