Margaret McDeadlines Owen @what_eats_owlsSince I see more authors moving into merchandising (which is imho cool!!) a quick reminder that, unless you have a separate written agreement with the people who did your cover/title design, using either of those for commercial purposes puts you in dicy territory!
Also, make sure your publishing agreement excludes merchandising and paper product rights. It’s also a good idea to state the author reserves all rights not otherwise specified. #pubtip
#QueryTip - Make sure you follow submission guidelines. We ask for synopsis, and for me, I always read them before I request pages. So if your submission doesn't have one, guess what? It's more times than not a pass. So do yourself a favor and send ALL requested material
Annemarie DeClark @AuthorDeClark@JNRlitauthor My first two books were published by an indie press that is no longer publishing. I'm currently trying to decide whether to go with another indie press or find an agent instead. I don't know what to do.
I’m sorry that happened to you! This is just my opinion, but it can be hard for agents to sell work that was previously published to a larger house even if you own the rights back. If you want an agent,query with a new project first and then talk about those books #TheWritersZen
Annemarie DeClark @AuthorDeClark@JNRlitauthor If a writer gets a publishing offer from an independent press but would rather work with an agent, should the writer inform the agents who currently have the full manuscript of this or...
Great question! Yes you would definitely want to inform all agents that you received a publishing offer from an indie press. Most agents want to work with an author throughout their career so may ask to see other work as well, but…
But believe me that queries get read and thoroughly considered. And although I would love to give personal feedback on each query, the amount of queries that come in along with regular work/life responsibilities makes it impossible. #TheWritersZen
Jessica Reino @JNRlitauthor@AuthorDeClark Great question! A few misspellings happen so I would never stop reading a query because of that. :) #TheWritersZen but here are a few reasons I may stop reading…
Annemarie DeClark @AuthorDeClark@JNRlitauthor Is there anything that would make you stop reading a query letter? (Other than the writer misspelling your name or submitting something outside of the genres you represent?)