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by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 2:35 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I was wondering if you'd read Kristin Nelson's blog post today about St. Martin Press and their "new adult" line. What are your thoughts on this attempt to launch a new genre aimed at a market most publishers have been scared of in the past? Also, for writers who have a manuscript that f...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW
Replies: 20
Views: 5108

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW

The cover is all up to the publisher, so I don't have too much say on that!
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi, I know that when you read a query and like it you would continue on to the first 5 or ten pages. How important is the opening chapter to you? What if the character is somewhat foreshadowing what has happened to him in his past, to give a good idea of who he is? My character some people may cons...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:43 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Email Formatting in Manuscripts

Nathan - Thanks for all the tremendously useful information here. I've got a quick question regarding formatting. In published novels I've sometimes seen normally spaced italics used to indicate a handwritten passage such as a letter, and indented single spaced block courier to indicate an email or...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:42 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Hey Nathan! What do agents really think of submission services? It varies from agent to agent and service to service. Not many agents I know appreciate the submission services that just blast queries to everyone in the business simultaneously, but I know some agents are trying out the webook servic...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:41 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

HI Nathan I read and agreed with your comments regarding Epublishing experience and whether to mention it or not. I do have one previous experience I wonder if I should mention in queries. Its an erotica short I submitted a couple of years ago. My first ever submission was accepted and included in ...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:40 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Query

Dear Mr Bransford I am busy with my last editing after my muses read through my novel , standing at just over 80 000 words, and I was planning to query you before the holidays. My question is if I should wait until the new year or would you prefer me to query now—with all the nano rush queries... A...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:39 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, Love the new site. I have an agent-related question. My book has an agent but he hasn't been able to sell it, several years have passed, and I am starting to query others. When do I mention to a prospective agent that this book has been repped in the past? Or do I? Does this hurt my book's ...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Full ms to 2 agents
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

Re: Full ms to 2 agents

No, only necessary to tell an agent when you have an offer of representation.

Here's a post on when to tell an agent what: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2008/11 ... ent-x.html
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should bloggers charge for their writing?
Replies: 16
Views: 3816

Re: Should bloggers charge for their writing?

I think this is an interesting question because while free definitely works for me, it makes the landscape really difficult for freelance authors and journalists who used to be paid for articles. I can write for free for HuffPo and my own blog because it's more important to me to raise my profile th...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:33 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, Thanks so much for adding the forums! (DG from your blog comments here) Anyway... With all the discussion on you blog last week about e-books and e-book publishing it got me thinking: Do you expect to see a rise in the number of authors who don't self publish in the usual way, POD or the 1,...
by Nathan Bransford
December 8th, 2009, 1:31 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

I don't know why I keep trying to follow your blog, except it's the best one I've found. I call myself Eterna Hope, because that's what I seem to be------eternaly hopeful--------not sucessful.. My question is about Ebooks. You've written a lot abuut them, but I'm still confused abut the copywrite s...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:12 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, I am writing my current project with a 1st person POV from the standpoint of the protag. There is a lot going on with the antagonist, too. I'm thinking of writing those parts of the book in 3rd person. Do you see many successful projects where the writer mixes the POV? Thanks, RW I see this...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:11 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 224355

Re: Ask Nathan

I've just finished a YA novel that both my UCLA writing teacher and a free-lance editor with 20 years of children's publishing experience tell me is very good and ready to send out for queries. The problem: I'm a female author with a male protagonist in my story. I was told recently that even thoug...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 10:00 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Review and some helpful hints
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Re: Query Review and some helpful hints

I think the idea to work on the query through multiple drafts is good. Thanks for sharing the one that worked for you.