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by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 2:25 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7997

Re: Future of publishing?

Hi Nathan, Just wondering if this http://www.authonomy.com/about.aspx is the future of publishing. It looks like a great way to "beat the slush" but at the same time I wounder if it is a very elaborate scam? Is this actually by HarperCollins? I think it looks promising, but I've not taken a detaile...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 1:40 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193301

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, How often to you reach out to journalists for an offer of representation for nonfiction? Is this rare? This was how I found my last agent and current one (well-respected, both -- they'd read my articles and contacted me), but it always gets me the evil eye when other writers ask me how I la...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 1:14 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193301

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi, Nathan. I've heard many editors don't read submissions this time of year. Please say it ain't so! My agented submission is out there, whimpering and biting what's left of its nails and dreading spending Christmas without a home. Things are definitely slow this time of year, and this year things...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 12:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193301

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan, I read through the FAQs and could not find the answer to this question, so I am hoping it is all right for me to ask it here. If I want to publish under a specific pen name (because my real name is hard to pronounce and much too common) and have been using that pen name on the Internet f...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 12:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many projects do you work on at once?
Replies: 38
Views: 9128

Re: How many projects do you work on at once?

I'm a definite one-at-a-time kind of person.
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 11:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?
Replies: 37
Views: 6909

Re: Writing. What's your favorite part? Your Hardest Lesson?

I've heard people say that they hate writing but love having written. I wouldn't say I hate it, but I find it really difficult. I love having a finished work even though it's always really tough to get there.

My hardest lesson was slowing down.
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 2:16 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193301

Re: Ask Nathan

Nathan, I'm looking for a good book to read from your client list. I'm eying Brad Geagley's YEAR OF THE HYENAS since I am interested in ancient Egypt, and the book looks good from all I've researched about it. I'm curious if there are any titles you've agented that are closer to Sci-Fi/Fantasy, tho...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 1:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The New Website
Replies: 23
Views: 5390

Re: The New Website

Hey, thanks so much for the suggestions. I think the idea with the forums being self-contained is that people who are deep in the weeds in the forum will want a way to get back to the top of the forum so they can see all the master categories. Hence the typewriter going back there. There are still t...
by Nathan Bransford
December 7th, 2009, 1:27 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7997

Re: Future of publishing?

If I can slide a similar question in, as an agent, how do you feel about WeBook.com? I noticed Colleen Lindsay is trying them out this month and I'm curious about your take on it. Is there any transparency for you as to who is "filtering" queries before you receive them? I can't imagine having my q...
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 10:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Authonomy: The Future of publishing?
Replies: 26
Views: 7997

Re: Future of publishing?

I don't know about scam, but I also don't know if it's necessarily the future either. My impression of Authonomy is that it's cool if you want feedback and/or if you don't take it too seriously, but it also strikes me as thoroughly Machiavellian, and whatever rises to the top in Authonomy through re...
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 8:46 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22906

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

BransfordGroupie wrote:Nathan,

I have to ask. Where and how did this monkey fetish start?
I believe it all started when I got into a staring match with an orangutan at the San Diego Zoo and the orangutan won.
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 12:29 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 193301

Old Ask Nathan Thread

Hey everyone, if you have a question about the publishing process that isn't covered on the blog, here's the place to ask it. Please please please remember to first check the FAQS and please scan the thread to see if your question has already been answered Or do a search in the search box in the top...
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 11:09 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22906

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

jazzlovesnoodles wrote:really depends on the type of bear involved...

p.s. - if you click on the 'forums' link while already on forums (although why you would do this I don't know) you get a 404 error instead of the forums homepage thingy.
Thanks Jazz, we're working on that.
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 3:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22906

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

jjshannon wrote:The monkeys. And this monkey wonders if you'd considered "unjustifying" your blog entries ... you may delete this post - I'm helping you test the new forum because I'm ill this weekend. ;)
Thanks! Hope you feel better. And pardon the dust as I get this whole forum thing figured out.
by Nathan Bransford
December 6th, 2009, 3:18 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 22906

Monkeys vs. Bears

Who wins?