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Stephen King to publish in Print Only!

I predicted years ago that huge bestselling authors, and Stephen King was always my example, only stayed with traditional publishing out of immense loyalty and affection because they certainly had the brand power to self-publish with a crackerjack team of their own instead of using the publisher’s editors, artists, and sales force. But, in a […]

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Foreword Lit Seeks Subrights Agent

We’re growing by leaps and bounds, and we’re looking to add an enthusiastic, experienced subsidiary rights agent to our team at Foreword Literary. Foreign subrights experience would be especially helpful. If you know of a literary agent who specializes in subrights and wants to work for our amazing clients, tell them to email me at […]

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Tricia Skinner Gets 2-Book Entangled Deal

Her announcement for her Angel Kin/Angel Sire book deal is so much fun, I can’t compete. Go here to laugh your eyes out: http://www.triciaskinner.com/two-book-deal-with-entangled-publishing/

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Characters Celebrate!

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You had me at Logan’s Run!

I couldn’t resist. This is one of the coolest crowdfunding prizes I’ve ever seen. Read what Darren Davis of Bluewater Productions has come up with for the last hours of Julie Kagawa’s Iron King Indiegogo campaign: LOGAN’S RUN NEWS!!! LIMITED OFFER FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS. William F. Nolan, the creator of the iconic “Logan’s […]

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Lit Agent Not-To-Do Advice

Happy Friday! Here’s a link to a great blog post collection of advice to writers from literary agents. Yours truly is included. The remarkable Chuck Sambuchino’s Writer Unboxed is a must read for aspiring writers. http://writerunboxed.com/2013/04/22/april/

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Iron King Manga Gets Animated!

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING YA NOVEL THE IRON KING GETS ANIMATED The best-selling young adult novel “the Iron King” is on its way to become a manga graphic novel this summer. Bluewater Productions, a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comics, graphic novels, today announced it is partnering with Piglion Studios to develop an […]

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The new Foreword Lit Mascot

Meet our new mascot, courtesy of the artistic endeavors of New York Times/USA Today bestselling YA author Julie Kagawa. But this cutie pie needs a name. Can anyone guess his true name? (tip of the hat to Julie’s Iron Fey series!)

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Foreword Literary Changes name to Backword Literary

In a stunning announcement today, new hybrid literary agency, Foreword Literary, has changed its name to Backword Literary, according to founding partner Laurie McLean. “We feel that there is a retro trend about to engulf publishing, including a backlash against eBooks, back-talking about digital audio books, and backstabbing in general towards digital publishing,” McLean said. […]

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Foreword’s First Sale!

I am so excited by the speed of today’s publishing environment. There are hybrid publishers trying to combine the best of traditional with the new opportunities of digital publishing. Entangled Publishing is a good example of this hybrid type of publisher. And these folks move quickly. As soon as we opened the doors at Foreword […]

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