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Amy Wilkins: Publishing Links for October 6, 2011


1) RT Magazine has a rundown of US Publishers Marketplace’s analysis of book deals. Some interesting info on how the major genres are being represented in book deals, as well as how “major” million-dollar deals are declining.

2) Writing a romance novel? Don’t forget to read Mills and Boon’s…

(Source: amyloosemore, via thebookdoctors)

Filed under publishing romance writing writing tips Carina Press

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The Book Doctors: Pitchapalooza does Manhattan!


Pitchapalooza Does Manhattan: American Idol for Books

Wed, Oct 12


Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, US

Pitchapalooza is American Idol for books (only without Simon). Twenty writers will be selected at random to pitch their book. Each writer gets one minute—and only…

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We, The Book Doctors, want YOU, the best and brightest writers of Baltimore, to pitch us your books at Pitchapalooza, Baltimore book Festival, September 25, 5 PM. In the last six weeks, we’ve hooked up 3 Pitchapalooza participants with agents and/or publishers, and they all now have book deals.


It’s a really fun event, and it can teach you a lot about how you should approach pitching your book.

Filed under Writing Publishing pitchapalooza The Book Doctors Baltimore area! Take that step to get yourself out there

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Never count an idea out.


What if Shakespeare had said, “Nay, this is ridiculous.”

What if Hemingway had said, “This is trash.”

What if Austen had said, “Hah. Women.”

What if Twain had said, “Rivers are dull.”

What if every author had scoffed at his or her greatest idea, tossed it aside, and left it to die? What would we read?

Don’t stop to ask, “Is this worth it?” If it excites you and you want to write about it, chances are, someone will want to read about it. Never turn your muse away.

Filed under Writing Creativity What would we study? Write what you want