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by JuiceinLA
August 30th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Nathan's "High Concept" blog got me thinking...

As we try to shill our "staggering works of literary genius" to all sorts of publishing professionals, we end up creating a bazillion query letters, a 5 page synopsis, a 1 page synopsis, and the dreaded "One Sentence" synopsis of which we are supposed to be able to blurt out at a moment's notice whe...
by JuiceinLA
August 30th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

I have a domain and am working at building a site slowly with a web designer who is my uncle. He is a pro, although not into fancy stuff. There are many things on my to-do list at the moment, so I am taking things slowly, but I feel having a web presence can't hurt. .... I'll have to post a link wh...
by JuiceinLA
August 27th, 2010, 6:44 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Consider me convinced! So I am joining your ranks- here is my official Blog, for my book More Inner Strength, Less Hallucination , which will someday morph into an actual website: http://moreinnerstrength.blogspot.com/ if you have the time I'd love a critique! Thank you to everyone for sharing your ...
by JuiceinLA
August 27th, 2010, 2:07 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

A namesake of mine has used my (maiden) name as her domain and appears to be a photographer of dead animal carcasses. Lovely! So I have started querying using my married name. Sarah- you and John Dillon will need to commiserate on your name situation!! Personally I am jealous that you use your marr...
by JuiceinLA
August 26th, 2010, 7:05 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

As far as the secret blog follower goes, I haven't had any comments by this person, and I don't even know who it is. You know how you can follow a blog publicly, or privately? This person must have chosen the "private" option, so their name never appears in my list of followers; if, for example, I ...
by JuiceinLA
August 26th, 2010, 12:47 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Again all, I have to thank you for sharing, am impressive group! I particularly like KathyBennett's site because she has really played to her genre with tiny details, like instead of naming her press page "press" she calls it her "Rap Sheet"... FUN! And like Amy, I have bought several appropriate do...
by JuiceinLA
August 23rd, 2010, 6:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite non-fiction book
Replies: 14
Views: 2071

Re: Favorite non-fiction book

I adore and live by anything by Michael Lewis. Anyone that can make the whole sub-prime mortgage mess comprehensible to the average schmuck like me and keep it lively, engaging and compelling is a genius. Moneyball is one of my all time faves, followed by The Big Short and then Liar's Poker. Sadly, ...
by JuiceinLA
August 23rd, 2010, 6:29 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Publisher directly..No agent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: Publisher directly..No agent?

And I'm fairly sure that the author arranges for their own marketing. The publisher will include the book in trade magazines. They do arrange for publicity for their A-listers, but unless I'm wrong, a debut author, for the most part, is responsible for their own marketing strategies. Some publisher...
by JuiceinLA
August 20th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193210

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I just became aware of a service by Bowker's, called Bowker Manuscript Submissions. Apparently with this service, if you as a writer join and pay $99, for six months Bowkers will post your proposal (a query, I assume) and sample writing, and make them available for agents and editors on ...
by JuiceinLA
August 20th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Wow, I am really motivated and impressed by all of your sites. Thank you for sharing. Regan- I love the sort of Interview format you use to give the visitor background- so much more fun than an "about me" section, and Joe- a very cool site- you should be pleased with it. I still cannot get www.rober...
by JuiceinLA
August 20th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social Networking - does it really work?
Replies: 53
Views: 16997

Re: Social Networking - does it really work?

Love this topic- as a yet-to-be published author- I am fascinated with all you published folks do, but have little advice or experience to contribute- UNTIL NOW! Ok ok, its not my personal experience, its a friend's story. No really I mean it. Seriously. First, I think using Facebook or another soci...
by JuiceinLA
August 19th, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

And once you're there, don't forget to visit the section of the site labeled, "how do mermaids and sea-maidens reproduce?" John, I wanted to, but I was afraid that it would be NSFW (the LOL is implied). Wow, Mr. Robert SeaMonkee Klein, just wow. Ishta- not to be an alarmist, but be cautious around ...
by JuiceinLA
August 18th, 2010, 4:13 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?
Replies: 75
Views: 19703

Re: Do any of you other unpublished authors have websites?

Wow, so this is all very helpful! I am looking forward to checking out all your websites! thank you so much!

And John- that is just painful. Absolutely painful. good gawd.
by JuiceinLA
August 16th, 2010, 6:55 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agent wants to see "marketing list"- what does this mean?
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Agent wants to see "marketing list"- what does this mean?

It's a memoir, which seems to have characteristics of both fiction and non-fiction when it comes to trying to sell one.. I have had this same question- Thanks for bringing it up. I am now starting to realize, that similar to Nathan said, even unpublished, having a website for your work, or the book...