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Lauren Baratz-Logsted | Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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Apr.16.2013
  The Moment I Got My Fourth Agent: When I was offered an additional three-book contract before my debut novel was even out, I did briefly consider negotiating my own contract. After all, I’d done pretty well negotiating the first contract, right? There was just one problem. While I had faith...
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Apr.15.2013
  The Moment I Got Offered Another Deal: In April, three months before my first book from the two-book contract came out, I was offered an additional three-book contract from my publisher. This told me they were so sure the first book was going to be a success, they wanted to nail me down for...
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Apr.14.2013
  The Moment I Realized I Might Be Odd: Since the contract for The Thin Pink Line involved a two-book deal, we needed to come up with a second book. So I sent my editor three finished books to consider: Falling for Prince Charles, the romantic comedy about a Jewish cleaning lady from Danbury...
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Apr.13.2013
  The Moment I Got A Lot More Blurbs: Some established authors advise sticking to authors in your own genre. But I say, wherever possible, diversify! When my debut novel came out – The Thin Pink Line, a dark comedy about a woman who fakes an entire pregnancy – I knew that the uberpink...
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Apr.12.2013
The Moment I Felt Like A Cheese: My publisher had a pre-holiday cocktail party and dinner in New York, so I got the chance to wear my long red dress with the slit again, to which I added black satin shoes with rhinestone stiletto heels. I passed on the cocktails – they looked delicious but I...
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Apr.11.2013
  The Moment I Got My First Blurb: My editor called to say that she’d received a blurb for The Thin Pink Line. She explained that everyone in the office was surprised to see a letter come in from Nelson DeMille – they couldn’t understand why he’d be writing to Red Dress Ink. “This is a very...
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Apr.10.2013
  The Moment I Realized Looks Might Matter: My editor asked if I could send them a picture of me to possibly use for publicity purposes. My response ran something along the lines of, “So you want to make sure I’m not butt-ugly before you decide whether or not to put my picture on the cover?”...
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Apr.09.2013
  The Moment I Was Asked To Change My Name: Having previously said she’d never ask me to change my name, my editor called and asked if I’d change my name. It wasn’t her idea, she explained, but rather, it was the Marketing department asking for it. “We’re envisioning a time when you’re a big...
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Apr.08.2013
  The Moment I Negotiated My First Book Contract: It took about six weeks for the contract to go from Canada to Switzerland and finally to me in Danbury. During those six weeks, I devoured three books totally seven hundred pages on publishing contracts, taking copious notes all the while on...
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Apr.07.2013
The Moment I Thought About Getting An Agent After The Fact: Having received the offer of a two-book contract from Red Dress Ink for The Thin Pink Line and A Title To Be Named Later, a best-selling author in my acquaintance strongly recommended I get an agent to handle the deal. He recommended two...