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by Nathan Bransford
August 24th, 2013, 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: What is book interest?
Replies: 0
Views: 2349

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: 2373

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: 1817

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: 3172

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: 2087

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 ...
by Nathan Bransford
July 29th, 2013, 10:44 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Only query one project at a time
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: Only query one project at a time

Aloha Nathan! I know the rules: Only query agents for one project at a time. Only query one agent at each agency. Are there any exceptions to this rule? For instance: You have sent out queries to several agents for a finished novel and are awaiting replies (which can take months) and some newsworth...
by Nathan Bransford
May 8th, 2013, 10:53 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Editing Credentials
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Re: Editing Credentials

Hi Nathan. I'm getting ready to query soon and I have a question about what actually qualifies as a credential. My critique partner is self-published, and since I did the majority of his editing he's graciously listed me as editor in his copyrights. His novels are fantasy, like mine, and they've ha...
by Nathan Bransford
May 5th, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: How should I adress a general query?
Replies: 1
Views: 1655

Re: How should I adress a general query?

Hi, Sorry if you've already answered this question before, I looked everywhere but couldn't find an answer. Some agencies, in their submissions guidelines, give the option of a sending your query to a general query email address that will be sent to all of the agents. If I choose this option, how a...
by Nathan Bransford
April 21st, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Biography in proposal
Replies: 1
Views: 1708

Re: Biography in proposal

In your blog page about writing a book proposal you say in the bio section to tell why you are the best person to write this book; what about if I am aware I may need a professional writer to assist tell a great story; should that be stated? You say to be honest and I'm not sure if I have the skill...
by Nathan Bransford
April 21st, 2013, 8:56 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Book sale research
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: Book sale research

Hey Brandon, Thanks for the forum; very generous of you. After reading most of the post, it has been very helpful. I am about to put together a proposal of my memoirs and have a question. Having broken my neck and became a quadriplegic, I was told by all the 'professionals' I would never walk again...
by Nathan Bransford
April 13th, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge
Replies: 24
Views: 10584

Re: 2013 Bransford Blog Tournament Challenge

knight_tour wrote:Heh! There really ought to be some sort of prize for this--if Louisville wins, which I expect, I will have finished second in Nathan's challenge for three straight years!
Amazing!!
by Nathan Bransford
April 4th, 2013, 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Privacy Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: Privacy Question

Hi Nathan, I have a question about my private data with the publisher, here is the situation: I write a book. I find Agent A to represent me. Later, Agent A gets a deal with Publisher B. Luckily, the books sells, so Publisher B does a deal with foreign Publisher C to translate it into Japanese. Reg...
by Nathan Bransford
March 31st, 2013, 8:16 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Preparations for self-publishing
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Re: Preparations for self-publishing

Hi Nathan. Not sure you remember me with all the people you probably meet, but I queried you a few years ago. I took a break to work on college and just do some writing for fun and practice. Now I've recently started a new project, and think I'm going to look into self-publishing. It's not somethin...
by Nathan Bransford
March 31st, 2013, 8:02 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: the setting and publishing grounds
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: the setting and publishing grounds

My novel is set in the UK, and the grammar and the spelllings throughout are British English. The subject matter is universal, but much of the storyline involves happenings in Scotland and England during the late 1980's. It very much involves the young and innocent protaganist's mistaken dive into ...
by Nathan Bransford
March 31st, 2013, 8:02 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: the setting and publishing grounds
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: the setting and publishing grounds

My novel is set in the UK, and the grammar and the spelllings throughout are British English. The subject matter is universal, but much of the storyline involves happenings in Scotland and England during the late 1980's. It very much involves the young and innocent protaganist's mistaken dive into ...