Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Don't don't you... Forget about me

Breakfast club.. great movie.. have that song stuck in my head today.

So, yep, we're back, but getting ready to go again soon to meet with editors and such. In the meantime, we've been catching up on editor phone calls that were missed last week, read through the last of the manuscript subs we were holding, and are currently trying to play catch up with client e-mails and new submissions (yeah, I know, we're not open to 'em, but that doesn't stop writers from sending them).

Rejected around 50 subs today alone and the pile is 4 times that (of which only 2 were subs we okayed reading lol).

Patience, my little beasties, as we will get back to all of our clients by the end of the week. For now, the rest of the day falls to updating our databases and confirming appointments for our trip.

Hope you had a fantastic Fourth and stay literate;)

Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm back.. from outerspace

Actually, we haven't even gone anywhere, just busy, busy, busy, and the blog always seems to get pushed aside. We will be out of office for most of next week, so if you don't hear from us during that time don't get too worried.

What have we been doing lately? Much of the same to be honest. Subbing, talking to editors, editing and editing and editing.

Sorry to be short, but gotta get back to it. Have a wonderful week and hopefully it won't take me so long to get back to you.

Stay literate;)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Next time around

Well, my e-mail still has a case of the hiccups. I'm slightly annoyed at having to retype every e-mail because they aren't getting sent, but I think I'll live.

Our list of chapter and manuscript submissions is shrinking ever so slowly, as well as our list of client projects to edit (yippee skippee). Will actually have our editor database updated by the end of today (a first for us in quite awhile). How do I get updates on who's where? Some comes from Publishers Lunch, but most of our updates come from the editors themselves, letting us know they're moving somewhere else or who's getting promotions.

I won't say we're sooo close to being caught up because then something will come up and we'll end up behind again lol. But things are going spiffy, I tell you.

And we already have a good idea what types of books we'll be looking for next submission period, at least in the adult market-- literary, memoir, political non-fiction, and women's. Of course, feel free to send us a sample if it's going to be a bestseller:)

Saw the new Indiana Jones movie. Lots of action and definitely different, but I'm pretty dern sure I liked it.

Stay literate;)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jon Decoteau's book trailer

Our very own Jon Decoteau's novella is scheduled for release in September. A war photographer investigates a bizarre double murder in Naked Earth, winner of a National Indie Excellence Award.

You can check out the trailer here--


Stay literate;)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Houston, we have a problem

Well, mail's been down all day for us, which just happened to be what we needed most today. Hopefully things will get situated by tomorrow so new subs can go out and I can e-mail some finished edits to clients and respond to your e-mails and editor e-mails (and all that jazz).

In the meantime, the Rockies won 2 in a row, Tulo, Hawpe, and Holliday are rehabbing their way back into the game, and maybe we can climb our way out of the cellar.

Have a wacky Wednesday, be cool, and stay literate;)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Non-fiction almost here

Alan Moss' latest non-fiction release is almost here!

A perfect companion for anyone interested in the ongoing elections or the workings of politics.

Selling Out America's Democracy How Lobbyists, Special Interests, and Campaign Financing Undermine the Will of the PeopleDescription:America's historic greatness is in decline, subverted by moneyed special interests and their lobbyists who take advantage of our system of campaign financing to thwart the will of the people.

Monuments to the impact of factions include inadequate efforts to curb global warming, infrequent increases in the minimum wage, no universal health care, unchecked inner-city crime, and limited stem cell research. Ineffective political leadership, corroded by special interest manipulation, has landed the nation in foreign intervention that takes American lives and spends obscene amounts of U.S. resources.

Moss portrays the motivations and methods of those who corrupt our political system and betray the legitimate interests of the American people. He quantifies the gains reaped by beneficiaries of lobbyist successes. Selling Out America's Democracy focuses on Washington insiders who serve the interests of narrow factions that seek to control the national agenda.

Telling interviews represent the views of Congressional and think tank staff, lobbyists, media experts, foreign diplomats, and nonprofit citizen advocacy groups. Moss concludes by advancing a program of policy changes calculated to revive our democracy.

Here's the Amazon link--


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

P & E Anthology is out

Hope everyone's holiday was fantastic. My poor Rockies are suffering through so many injuries (and a huge hit to their pride with that last loss to the Phillies--ouch!).

P & E (Preditors and Editors) has released an anthology of short stories, and you'll find that one of our stellar clients, Alice Loweecey, has been included. Preditors and Editors has always been a wonderful resource for writers who don't feel like getting caught up in a publishing or agency scam (and, hey, isn't that every writer?).

HELP is an anthology of horror, SF and Fantasy from the best talents in the industry. All proceeds from this book will benefit Preditors and Editors defense fund. Some of the contributors are award winning authors such as, Gary Braunbeck, Mark Rainey, Douglas E. Wright and many more...

For more info, or to download or purchase a copy--


Way to go Alice!

Tomorrow's post is about another stellar client, Alan Moss, and his new release that's hitting the shelves.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, and stay literate;)