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Is self-publishing the new black?

newsok.com – Sunday October 4, 2015

As an author, Jordan Dane, a former energy sales manager in Oklahoma, has had experience with publishing houses as well as self-publishing. She compares the benefits of self-publishing to what a traditional publisher might offer.

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How a Digital Publisher Fell Back in Love With Print Books

publishersweekly.com – Sunday October 4, 2015

I've fallen in love with printed books. Again. Especially those for children.

Twenty years into my book publishing career—which included marketing for trade book publishers and founding a children's imprint—I had the opportunity to go digital, move into the future, hang out with the cool guys, play games, do the bicoastal thing, and grow a ponytail.

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5 Truths to Contemplate Before You Start Writing Your Book

entrepreneur.com – Saturday October 3, 2015

"Writing a book is easy and will impress most of the people you meet."

After reading that in an article lately I gave a moment's thought to retiring my laptop and getting a job at the local bookstore.

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Profile promotes Westland to editorial deputy

thebookseller.com – Saturday October 3, 2015

Profile Books has promoted Hannah Westland to the position of Andrew Franklin's editorial deputy.

Westland has been the publisher at Serpent's Tail since 2012, and before that was an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White. Her authors at Serpent's Tail include Zoe Pilger, Sarah Perry, and Jami Attenberg.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday October 2, 2015

Publishes: Articles; Fiction; News; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews;
Areas include: Arts; Culture; Legal; Nature; Politics; Short Stories; Sociology; Women's Interests;
Markets: Adult

Publishes articles focussing on politics, social commentary, popular culture, law, education, art and the environment, through a feminist lens. Also publishes original fiction and poetry, but publishes these infrequently. See website for full submission guidelines.

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New Literary Agency Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday October 2, 2015

Handles: Fiction; Nonfiction;
Areas: Humour; Women's Interests;
Markets: Adult; Children's; Youth;
Treatments: Commercial; Literary

Handles literary fiction, commercial women's fiction, comic writing, narrative nonfiction, Young Adult fiction and fiction for children aged 9+. No poetry, picture books, or screenplays, except for existing clients. Accepts submissions by email but prefers submissions by post. Mainly represents authors from the UK and Ireland, and sometimes Australia and New Zealand. Only represents US authors in very exceptional circumstances. See website for full guidelines.

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OF WORDS AND WILL | I’m Just a Manuscript: Part Two

cornellsun.com – Thursday October 1, 2015

This week I'm continuing my overview of the book publishing industry. If you missed the beginning of the list, check out my last post.

Today I'm focusing on interns and agents within a literary agency and leaving the rest of the process for later posts so I can give it the space it deserves. But for now, read below to find out what happens to your manuscript within a literary agency!

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What Writing His First Novel Taught Author Ted Bell About Writing His Ninth Novel

huffingtonpost.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

"I can't predict what's going to happen with movie deals but I can predict what's going to happen with Putin."

After he said it over the phone, author Ted Bell and I chuckled. It was mid-morning on a Monday. Bell and I could hear one another over the line, sipping our coffee (he in Northern California, I in Southern California). We were wrapping up a telephone interview on Bell's writing career and the release of his new book Patriot.

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‘Irish publishing has no VIP room’: why Irish writing is a movement having a moment

irishtimes.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Tramp Press co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff surveys Ireland's literary scene, argues that its small presses have the best ammunition and offers her own publishing philosophy.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015

Publishes: Fiction;
Areas include: Short Stories;
Markets: Adult;
Preferred styles: Literary

Annual magazine of short fiction, inviting submissions from around the world.

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