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by Nathan Bransford
April 19th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: word or pdf for manuscript request
Replies: 3
Views: 5974

Re: word or pdf for manuscript request

Most publishers use MSWord Office and that would probably be the preferred method. Remember to double space! If you don't have office, send it as an rtf. file they can then paste into their own word processor. DO NOT SEND A PDF. They cannot work with it. Yep -- this is right. Sorry for the delay, I...
by Nathan Bransford
March 25th, 2014, 9:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 5217

Re: 2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

Yes, poor Kansas and all that but GO STANFORD!! BEAT DAYTON!
by Nathan Bransford
March 25th, 2014, 9:14 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Do literary agents keep track of rejected queries?
Replies: 3
Views: 6245

Re: Do literary agents keep track of rejected queries?

Hi Nathan - Just something I've been curious about ... do literary agents save query letters that they reject, or do they usually and generally delete them after rejecting? Do literary agencies ever archive or keep track of queries that have been rejected? I think it probably varies from agent to a...
by Nathan Bransford
March 16th, 2014, 7:50 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 5217

2014 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

Oh it's so on.
by Nathan Bransford
March 8th, 2014, 10:52 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Where does this belong?
Replies: 1
Views: 5145

Re: Where does this belong?

Hey Nathan, I'm a bit stumped with getting started on presenting my book. I would like to know which approach I should take in submitting it to an agent. The book is about me growing up as a boy in a lesser known country. I don't consider it to be a work of fiction though there are fictional elemen...
by Nathan Bransford
March 2nd, 2014, 9:07 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How much should I worry about trends?
Replies: 2
Views: 5523

Re: How much should I worry about trends?

I started working on a children's story some years ago but, as I'm sure happens a lot, work, family and life in general took over and I put it aside. Now, seven years and two more kids later, I'm itching to pick up my writing again. My half-baked story has stayed with me and I'm determined to finis...
by Nathan Bransford
February 2nd, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: bestsellers vs. classics
Replies: 3
Views: 6057

Re: bestsellers vs. classics

i liked your post about bestsellers vs. literary fiction: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/09/bestselling-novels-by-year.html i was wondering if you've written or know of any similar studies/lists that examine how many bestsellers eventually become classics, esp. older works from the 18th-19th ...
by Nathan Bransford
January 11th, 2014, 12:02 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Advice on starting a blog for promotion
Replies: 1
Views: 2790

Re: Advice on starting a blog for promotion

Here's my advice on that: On the all-important matter of how much work to post online -- I think it's fine to post some work. However, I would be very, very, very careful about posting excerpts from a novel you want to publish. If you can control the material and the amount you are posting is limite...
by Nathan Bransford
November 27th, 2013, 9:57 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ugh spam
Replies: 8
Views: 7546

Re: Ugh spam

Yeah, it was pretty crazy to clean up! Sorry it took so long, I had a friend in town so I wasn't on my normal Internet schedule. I deleted the bots and changed the security question so hopefully we'll be okay for a while. Thanks for your patience.
by Nathan Bransford
November 24th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ugh spam
Replies: 8
Views: 7546

Re: Ugh spam

polymath wrote:Great! I was concerned Bransforums might become untenable due to the spam overload.
Writing forum is clear, hope to get to the rest as soon as I can.
by Nathan Bransford
November 24th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Ugh spam
Replies: 8
Views: 7546

Ugh spam

Hey guys,

Sorry, I'm trying to deal with all this spam. Hoping to get it fixed soon.
by Nathan Bransford
October 26th, 2013, 11:14 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Division of royalties with self-published co-authors
Replies: 1
Views: 2972

Re: Division of royalties with self-published co-authors

Hi, I'm a psychologist and a new self-published co-author with a specific question. I co-authored a book with a patient about her amazing recovery from mental illness (now sustained for several years). We spent equal time writing, but she's done the vast majority of the promotion work in the year a...
by Nathan Bransford
October 26th, 2013, 11:10 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Can self-pubishing hurt my chances for an agent
Replies: 1
Views: 3033

Re: Can self-pubishing hurt my chances for an agent

Hi Nathan, Thanks for the great and vast amount of information on your site. My question is: I have a 100,000 word memoir that I would like to publish. I am considering self publishing it as an e-book while I go through the process of finding an agent/publisher. Do you feel I can damage my chances ...
by Nathan Bransford
September 7th, 2013, 8:50 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: The Job Hunt - Editor at Publishing House
Replies: 2
Views: 2944

Re: The Job Hunt - Editor at Publishing House

Oftentimes working your way up through an internship in a role that might not be exactly like the one you eventually want. So I wouldn't shy away from applying for the agency internships, because not only might you find that you may enjoy the agenting world, but you'll also build connections that mi...
by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: E-book sales growth slowing
Replies: 5
Views: 2995

Re: E-book sales growth slowing

Here's my take: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2013/08 ... icles.html

Percentage growth is going down, but sales are still rising!