- Handprint Books has a new website going up and they have a 2007 Fall catalogue! If you want to check it out you can go to http://www.handprintbooks.us/ It is just a beta site right now but you can access the new catalog.
- Unnamed Editor shared this: Funniest submission was from someone who wanted to share their dinner! Submitted with food on it. Said editor laughed and said, “Even if I loved the story I would NOT have accepted it!” It did make it to the editor’s bulletin board as a shiny example. Same editor said on the thought of spaces after periods. “Doesn’t matter to me personally.” Wouldn’t make or break a story. It will eventually have to be with only one space before print but they wouldn’t reject because of it. (Doesn’t reflect everyone’s opinion may differ even among editors in the same house) Also, one editor in house may accept email submissions while another does not. What does this tell me: Know what your specific editor wants. Yes it does matter how you submit your ms even if it is REALLY good!
- Chronicle books—Speaking to a marketing rep in the adult book section. She said that Chronicle is trying to break out of the mold of being known as mostly picture books. They are trying to publish more middle grade and YA titles.
- There are A LOT of books out there. If you want to get published you better be willing to put the work behind it. Writing is the easy part!
Not pictured below is dlanthomas who I had the pleasure of meeting and spending the morning with walking around! (Thanks dlanthomas it was great chatting and checking everything out!)