If you’ve ever taken an English course in high school or university, you’re taught to care deeply about what books mean. You may have been compelled to write papers of various lengths about the way certain themes and motifs and all sorts of meanings can be gleaned by analyzing books. Whether the book you’re reading […]
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This week! Books! We Need Diverse Books announced this week that they are moving away from the term #OwnVoices, which had been used to refer to authors writing books and characters that reflect their background, citing the vagueness of the term and lack of safety for authors. As others have noted, the phrase had already […]
If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in the discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this […]
Before we get to the results of this year’s poll, first, the caveats. This is unscientific, the poll audience changes from year to year and, because I’m a former literary agent known for my advice on query letters in particularly, the traditional crowd is probably over-represented relative to the book world as a whole. Still… […]
This week! Books! It’s now officially summer in the publishing world, and happy Summer Friday to all who are celebrating by shutting their laptops around lunch time. Just a few links for your weekend pleasure Publishers Weekly hosted a virtual U.S. Book Show, and BookBub has a good roundup of some of the marketing and […]
If you’d like to nominate your own page or query for a public critique, kindly post them here in our discussion forums: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog Nominate Your Query for a Critique on the Blog Also, if you’d like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this area or this area! […]