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lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Jul.16.2012
  It sounds like an oxymoron. But as a follow up to our fairly grim outlook on book advances, I wanted to shine a potential bright light: a possible everybody-wins solution to the financial dilemmas facing both authors and their publishers today. Last week, I spoke with an...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
  There’s a first rule in becoming an agent: “learn how to manage your client.” This is true of any entertainment agent: when you are invested in someone’s longterm career, you need to allow your client to dream big in the creation process but moderate expectations in the fulfillment of that...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
  Writers can slave away at their books, sometimes over the course of many years, before emerging to find an agent and publisher. As an inherently isolated task, writers fall prey to an almost inevitable mistake: they lose touch with the current market for literature and contemporary authors,...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
Apr.24.2012
Writers can slave away at their books, sometimes over the course of many years, before emerging to find an agent and publisher. As an inherently isolated task, writers fall prey to an almost inevitable mistake: they lose touch with the current market for literature and contemporary authors, many...
mara-buck's picture
Jan.05.2010
Straight from PW, via Publishers Lunch, the inside skivvy on deal-dollar-jargon: "nice deal" $1 - $49,000"very nice deal" $50,000 - $99,000"good deal" $100,000 - $250,000"significant deal" $251,000 - $499,000"major deal" $500,000 and up Ergo, there...
karl-alexander's picture
Jan.27.2009
  The gropenator has been a professional politician for more than five years.  He remains “movie-star” popular and has successfully avoided both scandal and char­acter assas­sination in an era of tabloid journalism.  Is that a mira­cle, or what?  I think not.  Unlike most politicians, Arnold...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Sep.20.2008
 All you folks with two and three book deals--do you really deliver the next book one year after publication of the previous one?  It'll take me a year to get a rough draft of another novel. I vote for Annie Dillard's timetable: “It takes five to ten years to write a novel. Some people can do it in...