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Fast Foreword eLights are LIVE!

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

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Read to your Kids Even When You Travel!

Ruckus Media Group, an independent family entertainment company, has received a grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to build Read Together While Apart ™ (RWTA) Technology, a collaboration infrastructure that will run on networked mobile and non-mobile devices and supports a parent and their child reading Ruckus’ eBooks together and playing interactive […]

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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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