Monday, November 30, 2009

Nielsen Bookscan

This report of your previous book sales, based on register data from many retailers, may affect your ability to sell your next title.’t-know-about-bookscan-can-hurt-you/

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Freelance Writing

Online community, including job listings, for freelance writers.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Children's Book Awards

Harold Underdown lists the winners of all the major book awards.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Financial Tips for Published Writers

Money management suggestions from agent Kristin Nelson.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blog Feeds

Automatically have your blog posts fed to twitter and facebook.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Creating Characters

Kathy Temean has three blog posts on creating fully realized characters.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ebook Myths

Agent Nathan Bransford dispels common myths about ebook readers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Essentials of Plot

Editor Cheryl Klein provides a detailed outline of her talk about plots.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Who's Moving Where

Harold Underdown keeps track of where agents/editors/publishers are working.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Agenting 101

Agent Kristin Nelson's series of posts about agenting (look at menu on the right of her blog).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Publishing Terms Parody

What all those publishing terms "really" mean--NOT.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Writing Tips

Author Anita Nolan gives detailed writing tips as well as children's writing info on her informative blog.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How to Write a Great Query Letter

Agent Noah Lukeman offers a free ebook on query letters.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poetry Speaks

Sourcebooks has created an online community where poetry can be read, discussed, and sold.

Monday, November 16, 2009

What Do Kids Like?

Author Tara Lazar lists over 300 things that kids like.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Out of Print

Everything you need to know about the out of print clause in your book contract.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Agent

Gwendolyn Heasley has joined the Artists and Artisans Inc. agency and is looking for young adult novels.

Friday, November 13, 2009

What Was That Book

Looking for a book, but can't remember the title? This livejournal community can help.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

YA Novel Discovery Contest

Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers' Workshop, offers a contest of the first 250 words of a young adult novel. (entry deadline Nov 1-30, 2009)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Google Partners

Depending upon your publisher, readers may be able to see a preview of your book on Google.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Agent Move

Josh Getzler has moved to Russell and Volkening, Inc. and is looking for mg/ya mysteries and thrillers.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ten Best Children's Lit Blogs

As chosen by Elizabeth Bird, creator of the blog Fuse #8 Productions.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Work for Hire Opportunity

Stone Arch/Picture Window Books is looking for writers to create manuscripts based on their specs.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Publishers Weekly Top Kids' Books - 2009

PW's choice of books that stand out for their remarkable writing, indelible characters, and arresting artwork.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

YA Contest

Anna Webman of Curtis Brown Ltd will judge a contest for complete YA novels. Contest opens on November 10, 2009 and will be limited to 70 entries.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Editors A to Z

Each week, author Ellen Jackson posts information about another editor.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reprinting Out-of-Print Titles

Authors Guild offers a service to self-publish your out-of-print titles that were previously traditionally published.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Young Authors and Artists Group

A place for children who write and/or illustrate to learn their craft and meet others with the same interests.