Monday, April 20, 2009

NYT Bestseller Reality

Everyone dreams of making the NYT Bestseller list. They think that once they make the list, they are all millionaires. However, one writer was kind enough to share the truth behind her royalty income and the actual dollar value of her earnings for Twilight Fall of the Darkyn Series. Please check out The Reality of a Times Bestseller. It holds a wealth of information for budding writers and those in the midlist hoping to make it on the NYT Bestseller.

Thank you to the author for posting this informative and honest look inside the publishing world!

Monday, April 13, 2009

In the News: Anatomy of a Book Advance

About that Book Advance... is an informative New York Times article regarding the nature of advances in the publishing world. Though the examples cited relate more to literary and perhaps commercial fiction (less to the genre world), the information provided is invaluable to those curious about the inner workings of the industry.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Changes at the Top-March

Once a month, I hope to post industry changes regarding agents and/or editors. Each post will contain a collection of information gathered from the previous month. If you find that I am missing anything or there is inaccurate information, please leave a comment and let me know.

Dorchester Publishing:
Monica Harris, editor is now on the list of acquisitions editors

Harlequin Enterprises-Series:
Kate Pawson, administrative assistant is now added to the Global Core Series Programs
Flo Nicoll, editorial assistant has replaced Laura Wheadon for Halequin Medical Romances/Mills & Boon Medical

Friday, April 10, 2009


Hi everyone!

I hope to use this blog to help fellow writers with everything related to their craft, the business of publishing, industry trends, and anything else that may be useful. I will also occasionally details the woes of writers, which can often be a lonely, solitary endeavor, and share any knowledge (no guarantee of usefulness) I have picked up along the way.

Thanks and I hope you will visit often.