Claire King


Pub/Lit Roundup (2)

Posted on: March 19th, 2011 by Claire - 7 Comments

Here are my top 20 finds of the last month:

Literary Agents and Publishing

Are you on submission? Then exercise discretion on your blog – Literaticat

The 99 cent Kindle novel Perceived value and consumer choices by Nathan Bransford

Bloomsbury predict 2011 e-book sales will be ‘off the scale’ – London Book Fair article

The agency model for selling ebooks – unfair and illegal? Guardian article

A breakdown of marketing activities for a debut self-pub book launch by Joanna Penn

Self-publishing is hard work – Interview with Derek Haines

An interview with literary scout Louise Allen-Jones by Gemma Noon

The publishing pieMargaret Atwood talk, and here being interviewed afterwards – The author as a dead moose

How to write a query letter by Bubble Cow



Checklist of 17 questions for your novel by Emma Darwin

The Training-Wheels Novel (some novels are just a warm up) by Nichole Bernier

You totally want to be a writer – Somewhat profane pep talk by Chuck Wendig

100 things about writing a novel – by Alexander Chee

We cannot create a fiction from a fiction – emotional structure in writing by Peter Dunne

Seven questions you should ask a writer by Richard Dansky

Inspiration vs. Determination by K.M. Weiland


Writing Competitions

How to win a short story competition – Sarah Dobbs and Sarah Hilary

The BBC National Short Story Award


Cool Stuff

How ink is made by Peter Welfare



National Book Critics award – Female author wins, Male loser gets the publicity. – MOBYLIVES article

7 Responses

  1. Nice list, Claire, thanks! That Egan/Franzen story makes me want to punch somebody.

  2. Joanna says:

    Great list Claire, thanks for including me! and very weird seeing Jimmy Saville – it’s been a long time 🙂

  3. Thanks for the link round-up, Claire! There’s enough here to keep me going for the morning. 🙂

  4. Claire, thanks for linking to my essay. Great blog, too.

  5. Emma Darwin says:

    Great list, Claire – special thanks for Alexander Chee’s, which is wonderful – and many thanks for the link to my own.

  6. Thanks for the link!

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