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by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 1:41 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Guidelines for Posting Queries
Replies: 39
Views: 57167

Re: Guidelines for Posting Queries

Nathan, I am new to forums, and I must admit, I find them a little confusing. Per the guidelines, individuals who wish to submit their query for review, should participate in the forum and offer good feedback. Is participation limited to this thread, or do comments/feedback to other threads in this...
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 1:13 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books

As someone who wants to see the publishing industry financially successful, and as someone who wants to sell lots of hardcovers some day, I think this move makes perfect sense. Here's something I'm not sure I understand, though. Let's say a hardcover retails for $30. How much does the publisher mak...
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 12:28 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22752

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

Emily White wrote:Bears, of course! What can monkeys do? Throw poo??
Never underestimate the power of poo throwing.
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:55 am
Forum: Books
Topic: ebook news: wsj
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Re: ebook news: wsj

Thanks for the link. Actually already started a discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=59
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.
Replies: 6
Views: 1498

Re: To bury or to resurrect? That is the question.

I think only you can answer whether to pull it out of the drawer, but I will say that any novel that has been in there for an extended length of time would at the very least need a big overhaul to bring it up to the present stylistically. Ultimately, 99% of the time a novel going to sell because of ...
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
Replies: 20
Views: 4530

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW

"Well, when you break the universe..." Dude, this is potentially a great line for marketing! (Assuming it isn't already being used as such. And I don't necessarily mean paid for by your publisher...although, given the right publisher, who knows. I certainly wouldn't dismiss mentioning it to them ou...
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:35 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you write the same genre you read?
Replies: 46
Views: 12283

Re: Do you write the same genre you read?

Great question!

I actually don't read very much science fiction these days, and yet I wrote a science fiction novel. Go figure. I read it much more when I was younger though. Mostly I just like reading a little bit of every genre.
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:34 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trouble defining genre
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Trouble defining genre

Yeah, as Scott and Mary say you have to narrow it down to one. Even if it's a book that's really science fiction but with fantasy elements or fantasy with science fiction elements, it needs to have a base.
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 11:27 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books

The right place for the e-book is after the hardcover but before the paperback," said Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS Corp. "We believe some people will be disappointed. But with new [electronic] readers coming and sales booming, we need to do this now, before the inst...
by Nathan Bransford
December 9th, 2009, 3:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Trouble defining genre
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Trouble defining genre

When in doubt: go with whatever section in the bookstore you think it would be stocked under.
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Outline or Out of the Mist?
Replies: 50
Views: 11844

Re: Outline or Out of the Mist?

I'm a definite outliner. I don't like the feeling of not knowing where things are going!
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 8:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
Replies: 20
Views: 4530

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW

Mary E. Ulrich wrote:Are you allowed to tell us what "the cosmic space kapow" is?

Is it the name of a planet?

Should we play 100 questions?
Well, when you break the universe....
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 7:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Peer Critique TW REVISED
Replies: 11
Views: 3131

Re: Query Peer Critique TW

I would love to get objective opinions on my query. I'm tough skinned, and interested to see how others feel about it. Thanks, in advance. TW Dear Awesome Agent: Psychotherapist Letty Whittaker, a professional secret keeper, has a few secrets of her own. When Wayne, a client’s abusive boyfriend, de...