Jul 152012

Writer Ally Carter offers wise and generous advice to her circa 2004 first-book-out-on-submission self. (If you only have time to read one item this week, make it this one.)

Positives lurk in a lot of rejection letters, says agent Stacey Kendall Glick of DGLM.

Agent Janet Kobobel Grant suggests key points writers should look for in agency agreements.

Traditional publishers embrace ebook-only imprints.

Three common mistakes weaken dialogue, according to agent Sarah LaPolla.

Chuck Wendig is back with a list of 25 don’ts to keep writers from behaving badly.

As usual, Porter Anderson’s Writing on the Ether is packed with publishing news.

Cloud publishing offers advantages/challenges for houses big and small, says digital-book expert Mike Shatzkin.

Comments received by the DoJ in the e-book pricing lawsuit should be posted on the DoJ’s website late this week. Reportedly, the delay in posting is due to the high number of comments received: 800+

Business savvy is necessary–along with talent and knowledge of craft–for success as a writer, says Kristine Kathryn Rusch. “If you want to be a successful professional writer, you need to learn business. You will not have a long-term career if you fail to learn how the profession works.”

Behave well, be business-like, and keep writing. See you next week.

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