Agent Savant

The musings of literary agent Laurie McLean

Fast Foreword eLights are LIVE!

Written By: laurie - May• 29•13

Foreword Literary today unleashed its first set of eLights: curated short stories that are as affordable as they are enjoyable!

Foreword Literary

Our new program, Fast Foreword, is part of Foreword Literary’s new way of representing authors by utilizing all of the tools available to make the most of our clients’ work. Sometimes this means e-publishing if a story is different than what they usually publish, shorter or longer than what is preferred by traditional print publishers, or adaptable to outside-the-book media and delivery methods.

Fast Foreword will be showcasing short, affordable pieces that highlight the excellent writing of not only our clients, but curated work from other literary agents as well.

Today we are launching six eLights, varying from political nonfiction to romance to historical supernatural. They can be read on all devices (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, iPad, computer, etc.). Stories by Mark London Williams, Linda Wisdom, Carol Wolf & Eric Elliott, Jeannette Battista, Lauren Smith and Howard Steven Friedman. Click here for the links to these six bust-out tales and the authors pioneering this exciting new approach.

Welcome to Fast Foreword. Pick up an eLight today and enjoy yourself. We’re also giving away a free Kobo touchscreen eReader loaded with our first six eLights (see below).


To celebrate the launch of Fast Foreword eLights we wanted to have a fun contest. To win a Google Android 8GB Kobo VOX 7″ Capacitive Touchscreen Tablet follow these instructions:
* Tweet about each book – 2pts per tweet.
* Review each book on Amazon, Smashwords, and B&N – 5pts per review per e-tailer.
* Blog review the titles or blog about the launch of eLights by Fast Foreword – 8pts per post.
* Buy each book and keep a copy of your receipts – 10pts per book.
* Add up all your points and email them to

The contest will run from today through June 16th midnight PST. Send ONE email with all of your points. US only. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter or have a parent’s approval.

Future stories and other goodies are already in the works!

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