I went to B&N today and finally got the book I have been waiting on for a whole YEAR… Anne Easter-Smith’s book The King’s Grace. HF fans, you must pick up her books!
Just to show you that I can be a good asset when you go to sell your book, I will share my B&N story with you. While looking for The King’s Grace, which wasn’t easy because I forgot my glasses, I ran into a lady who was holding a book by Phillipa Gregory. So, I told her that I had read that book, and that Phillipa Gregory is a great author. Then the lady asked me if I could recommend an author who writes HF. Well, being the opportunist that I am, I recommended Anne Easter-Smith, Vanora Bennett, and Sandra Worth (love them). I had read on a blog, I think Kristen Nelson’s or Bookends, that publishing companies pay to have books conveniently placed in bookstores to attract buyers. I didn’t see The King’s Grace anywhere but on the shelf. I could have been mistaking but, just in case, I accidentally dropped a copy on one of the well exposed book tables (he he). I was too chicken to place it on the bestseller shelf, but I may do that for my writer buds! ;-)
The big thing in blog world today has been the whole Twitter #queryfail thing. I suppose the two sides are: how dare you embarrass writers and well, you should have done your research. I definitely think writers who want to publish need to be doing some research and reading up on what agents and publishers want. Seems like common sense. On the other hand, I would hate for my query to be tweeted. It seems like the query letter is more daunting than writing a book! There is a lot of info out about them though, so I think we will have the upper edge over those who just wing it. Good thing we have our crit groups as a filter. Why stress over things we can’t control right?
Back to Twitter… I just don’t think that I am that interesting that people would want to follow my every move. LOL I am not sure I will try it. If any of you use Twitter…let me know what you think. I am thinking...how many accounts will I have to sign into everyday! UGH!