Posts tagged angela james
Posts tagged angela james
1) Simon & Schuster is running a Fahrenheit 451 Jacket Design Contest for the 60th anniversary edition.
2) Cover designer Chip Kidd talks about failure.
3) io9 has an interesting article with a lot to ponder, “How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light” — in other words, how to write an epic sci-fi while maintaining the reality of physics and not resorting to science “magic” like travel via wormholes and warp drive. It also includes different and useful definitions for terms like “space opera”, “hard SF” and a new one to me, “mundane space opera”.
4) Carina Press executive editor Angela James did an #editreport chat on Twitter, sharing quotes from other Carina Press editors about why they reject or love certain submissions. Click here to Read the entire thing (scroll to bottom for the start).
5) Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write is well underway! Catch up on everything that’s happened so far in the sytycw.com archive. In particular, don’t miss this post on 4 romance series in need of writers — all Harlequin series are looking for new authors, but these lines are newer so it’s great opportunity if you have something that fits their guidelines.
FYI, last year I did a couple posts with links to my favorite things from SYTYCW. I will be doing that again next week.
1) So. All kinds of stuff went down yesterday with the Department of Justice filing suit against Apple and five of the Big Six publishers about the agency pricing model for ebooks and most favored nation clauses. Hachette, S&S and HarperCollins have settled with the DoJ, while Penguin and Macmillan are fighting it. Read about it at Publishers Lunch, PW (settlement), Wall Street Journal (an early report), and Dear Author (today’s rundown).
2) Little, Brown has released details about J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel. It’s called The Casual Vacancy and will be released in multiple formats and territories on Sept. 27. Here’s the description:
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
3) Carina Press editor Angela James blogs about some of Carina’s fantasy titles at The Book Pushers, with a giveaway for 3 fantasy books of your choice, including my recommendation Gate to Kandrith by Nicole Luiken.
If you’re an aspiring author, Angela James #editreport tweets provide great insight into what editors think when rejecting — or acquiring — a manuscript. Here is a longer report from Angela that couldn’t fit into 140 characters:
I do a monthly #editreport on Twitter (more info here) and sometimes there are longer reports that I want to share, but it would be impossible on Twitter, with the character limitation. So, instead, I’m going to post them here so you can see more in-depth insight from the editors about…
Here’s one I understand the emotion behind, but just wish authors would sit on their hands to avoid doing. If you get a rejection letter, please don’t send a response that says “oh, that’s okay, I’ve already self-published/contracted/published it somewhere else and it’s doing GREAT!”
Carina Press exec editor Angela James is looking for new series to acquire & edit (Because she needs more work. Clearly. ;) )
Angela James proves once again why she deserves her own tag on my Tumblr by posting 10 things authors should know about Twitter. Good tips! I’ve seen social media professionals still doing #1…
1) A leaked document from Hachette posted at Digita Book World lays out their arguments why publishers are still relevant.
2) Author Chuck Wendig, who has self-published six novels, explains why self-publishing something to get it out quickly isn’t always the best move in his post “The Seduction of Self-Publishing” (via Angela James).
4) There are now 8 days left to enter Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write writing contest…
5) The Harlequin Historical authors are doing their second annual massive Advent Calendar giveaway. Details and calendar here.
6) And speaking of Angela James, she did another #editreport on Twitter today. Read all the tweets on Storify here.
by Carina Press Executive Editor Angela James
For years my motto, appearing on my email signature, website, Twitter and Facebook pages has been “dragging people do the digital dark side, one reader at a time.” When I first started using that line, digital really was the dark side and I…
Carina Press’s Angela James posted not one, but two Storify threads of good advice for writers:
1) today’s #askeditor chat between Angela and Megan Records from Kensington
2) a rundown of author promo items from a recent conference, examining some things that works and others that don’t work so well.