What to expect at Book Expo America

Wednesday morning I will head to Chicago to attend Book Expo America. This is supposedly the biggest conference in the publishing industry. It seems really geared towards publishers, agents and book sellers and I’m not sure the writer’s role at this conference. I was encouraged to attend by my publisher. She has several author passes available and will be showcasing Waldorf Publishing 2016 books of … Continue reading What to expect at Book Expo America

Update from the Publisher’s Meeting

A couple of posts ago, I said, “Tuesday is the day.” That Tuesday was yesterday. A publisher had contacted me and said he was meeting with his partners to discuss my novel, Native Moments. I didn’t hear from him yesterday and thought, I guess no news is bad news. That’s how it works in publishing. However, this morning, I got a call. The publisher said they … Continue reading Update from the Publisher’s Meeting

Moments of Discouragement

Came across the following while looking at a literary agent’s submission guidelines: “We appreciate all queries. But please note that most publishers today are highly selective about what they publish, and often decline to consider works by unknown or uncredentialed writers. We do our best to overcome these strictures for our clients, but they are powerful obstacles.” Basically, if you aren’t a published writer with … Continue reading Moments of Discouragement