McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · 2d

Can you make a living as an author? Yes. But you must treat it like a career and you must continue to put books out on a regular basis and do a lot of self promotion on top of what your publisher does. #pubtip

greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 4d

#Pubtip If you want great success in publishing, take the time to learn to write and learn the business. This is like going to school before entering the work force. You have to have skills.

Julianna Haubner @jhaubner2 · Jun 26

Quick and gentle #PubTip: writers/agents, it absolutely helps to know about just-acquired or forthcoming titles that your book might join in a category, but please do not list them as the bulk of your comparative titles in proposals!

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Jun 16

If you're pitching your book to lit agents, consider if there's a timely "hook." Always consider what's going on in the zeitgeist when submitting. It won't apply to every book but it is something to keep in mind. #pubtip, #publishing

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · Jun 14

Writers: It is never too early to start building your platform. More important than that, though, connect with other writers, support one another, cheer each other on. The community you build today will lift you up tomorrow. #pubtip #amwriting

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 11

"Revise and revise and then polish until that bastard gleams. Then find an agent who suits your work. It's like dating, you want to pick the person who is a right fit for you and your work." - Lauren Beukes #writingtips #pubtip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Jun 9

Grouchy #pubtip: I don't think there's an agent on Earth whose submissions policy is "please cold call and leave a voice message if we don't pick up." The reason Neon doesn't have an office phone # is not so that submitters can prove their hustle by finding our nonpublic cells!

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · May 30

Bethany C. Morrow @BCMorrow

Friendly reminder: if you're tweeting in support, it's always a capital B.

#Pubtip: since it’s non-standard (for now), make sure your publisher knows in advance to keep “Black” capitalized in copyediting. This came up as an issue on a book I rep.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · May 8

So I don't know if this is useful, or like "Why is she telling us?" but today I started editing a new client's manuscript (hi @actualgina!) and it made me think about the different ways I, as an agent, read material. Maybe it will be helpful? Or ignore me. It's cool. #pubtip

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · May 6

Agents have to learn somehow. But you don’t want someone who is actively making mistakes on you because no one is supervising them. Or if they are somewhere with not great business practices. #pubtip

Tamela HancockMurray @Tamela_Murray · Apr 24

5 Reasons You Should Host a Facebook Live Book Launch Party – Pandemic or Not - @LoriHatcher2 on @EdieMelson ow.ly/fejY50zmOMI #writing #booklaunch #pubtip

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · Apr 24

Hi friends! If you're a fan of my Agents & Books newsletter, will you tell a friend? This post of some greatest hits is a nice place to start!

katemckean.substack.com/p/where-do-i-s…

#amwriting #amquerying #literaryagents #pubtip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Apr 21

Hi! I just wrote an email to a prospective author about an understandable tactical error this person had made in the querying process. Because it's important that other authors not inadvertently make the same mistake, I'm going to share it here as a #pubtip.

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · Apr 14

If you were supposed to meet with an agent and it's been canceled because of <all this> and you think all is lost and you'll never get an agent now, well, you're wrong. Here's why: katemckean.substack.com/p/meeting-agen…
#literaryagents #WritingCommunity #pubtip #AskAgent

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Apr 6

Some of my publishing colleagues are losing their jobs, or being furloughed or suspended, salaries cut. Writers, before you send that query, ask yourself: is now the best time? It may be...but then it may not. Think before you send. #pubtip

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Apr 3

Publishing is in turmoil right now. Staff cuts, pay cuts, furloughs of staff, postponed shipments, closed bookstores. I am focusing on the most timely projects and urgent concerns of our clients. Calibrate your communications to the times we are in. Patience & courage! #pubtip

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Mar 31

For authors who are thinking of submitting new work. Make sure it's truly ready. Is is relevant to this moment? Context matters. Publishers are working from home, some are furloughed or have been cut from their jobs. Most bookstores are closed. Think before you send. #pubtip