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by Nathan Bransford
February 2nd, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: bestsellers vs. classics
Replies: 3
Views: 5724

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: 2554

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: 7192

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: 7192

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: 7192

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: 2748

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: 2808

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: 2662

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: 2849

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!
by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2013, 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Boo Interest and meetings with companies
Replies: 1
Views: 2145

Re: Boo Interest and meetings with companies

she is representing 20 of my works (manuscripts). Is it possible she pitched all of my works and or sent subsequent samples of them to the concerned publishing company? At first, she (my agent) told me that it usually takes a little longer for agents to take their works to publish. However, my case...
by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: What is book interest?
Replies: 0
Views: 2279

Re: What is book interest?

My agent mentioned 'book interest', which is intended to be the first meeting in the month of September. What does she mean? Second, what happens after the meeting between the consented publishers and literary agents? I'm not sure what she means. Ask her! Don't be scared to ask your agent questions...
by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Location of story: UK. Writing Style: American. Am I doomed?
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

Re: Location of story: UK. Writing Style: American. Am I doomed?

Hi Nathan Back on this forum after a while with a new story and so happy! You are still as helpful as ever- I know countless writers thank you! Just a quick question: My story is based in London- the location does not play an integral part until close to the end of the plot. However, my writing sty...
by Nathan Bransford
August 3rd, 2013, 10:54 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: An Inquiry
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

Re: An Inquiry

My agent said to me the following: 1) The first scheduled meeting in the month of September will be of book interest with one company. 2) In this same month, the dates are all different. Though she told me the meeting will be scheduled for September, i have some challenges with the following: 1) Th...
by Nathan Bransford
July 29th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Proper posting area for Cover Designers seeking work?
Replies: 2
Views: 3077

Re: Proper posting area for Cover Designers seeking work?

Moving to this forum, but please don't be spammy!
by Nathan Bransford
July 29th, 2013, 10:46 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: What REALLY happens after your agent signs a deal with you?
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Re: What REALLY happens after your agent signs a deal with you?

Usually, how long does it take a literary agent to schedule meeting with prospective companies? How long do publishers (the ones who were scheduled to attend the meeting with the concerned agent) take to review the work(s) and get back to the agent? My agent told me that her scheduled meeting with ...