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by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:45 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Pitching a "Cross-Genre" Work
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Pitching a "Cross-Genre" Work

But with any novel that blends genre, it's usually primarily one. And as I said in the other thread, when in doubt just go with whatever section of the bookstore it will be stocked in.
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:44 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Pitching a "Cross-Genre" Work
Replies: 3
Views: 1608

Re: Pitching a "Cross-Genre" Work

This is actually also being discussed in another forum: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents too busy during holidays?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Agents too busy during holidays?

coloradokid wrote:I looked in FAQ's and couldn't find answer to whether agents are too busy during holidays.
It's the eighth post in the FAQs!

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2008/12 ... query.html
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:38 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 242761

Re: Ask Nathan

Hey Nathan, I'm working on a comedic memoir/collection of essays. So in other words, they're common stories told through the eyes of an uncommonly handsome man. I'm almost finished and hope to query you soon. I'm currently working on a story that covers all the lowlights of my unheralded football c...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:33 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Critique - OSAA
Replies: 18
Views: 4734

Re: Query Critique - OSAA

Dear Agent Please consider for representation my 197000 word science fiction novel, OF SHADOWS AND ANGELS. Sometimes peace costs more than war. Layne is about to find out how high that price can be, and who will pay it. Skirmishes between the ‘Cities’ and the ‘Gangs’ have occurred for centuries, fu...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 194409

Re: What are you reading now?

kristi wrote:The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I'm loving it!!!!
Yeah, THE BOOK THIEF is amazing!
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:10 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 242761

Re: Ask Nathan

I'm wondering if authors get to keep merchandising rights. For instance, when I finally have a pubbed novel, and I want to sell t-shirts with my title or something on it, do I need to go through the publisher? Also, the imaging rights for the characters (what they look like). Surely publishers will...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 6:07 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Hachette and S&S to Delay Release of E-books
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

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

I put this on the blog, then figured it would be better in here. Love the new look by the way. Nathan, I realise we can't just change the entire publishing industry ourselves, but I do see another option that no one here (or anywhere) seems to have considered. Release the e-book and the paperback a...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 4:27 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 242761

Re: Ask Nathan

Another quick one: I'm not as well read as some and don't recognize many names on your client list. Which of your clients has been the biggest success from a publishing standpoint? I can't really share information about sales, even relative sales. I definitely recommend getting to know my clients' ...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 12:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The New Website
Replies: 23
Views: 7122

Re: The New Website

I really like a lot of the message board's features, but here's one that's a little odd IMO: the "URL" button. When you click on it, it just gives you url tags, so that you can easily do this: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/ But to have a text link, you have to hover over the 'URL' button and look...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 12:32 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 194409

Re: What are you reading now?

CHILD 44 by Tom Rob Smith
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 12:08 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 7619

Re: Favorite writing distractions

Moved this over to the procrastination section.

My favorite distraction is sports.
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 11:59 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 242761

Re: Ask Nathan

Maybe I shouldn't ask this, but how many clients do you lose a year to other agencies? I've heard that a lot of mid-list novelists have been jumping ship lately... I've amicably parted ways with a few clients, but (knock on wood) it hasn't happened in a long time and not usually to jump straight to...
by Nathan Bransford
December 10th, 2009, 11:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?
Replies: 9
Views: 2448

Re: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?

Spending Christmas with my family, then it's back to work work work!