Please welcome guest blogger Lynn Price
Hello and Welcome,
Okay, so the class is Agents/Editors: We Don't Bite...Much.
If you are in the wrong classroom, consult with your counselor and she
will direct you to Science 303 – Let’s Get Nuclear, or Math 201 – We
Don’t Need No Frickin’ Long Division.
idea over this two-week period is to discuss publishing from my side of
the desk in order to give you an insider’s view as to how agents and
editors work, why we make the decisions we do, and to finally put to
rest - once and for all - that there really is a method to our madness.
My seminars are based on my book The Writer’s Essential Tackle Box – Getting a Hook on the Publishing Industry. I wrote this book in order to demystify the industry in order to help authors become more successful.
is a one-stop-shopping class that explains the why’s about publishing
in a satisfactory manner so you aren’t scratching your head wondering if
we aren’t all barking mad. In truth, some of us are…heck, lots of
are…but that’s beside the point. I want you to ask LOTS of questions
because it’s how everyone learns.
are no dumb questions, unless it’s from the beagle, and I’m used to
dealing with her. For those of you who don’t know the beagle, she is my
unreliable secretary who neither files, nor answers phones. Instead, she
spreads out on the sunny spot on my desk and preens. But she makes
fabulous margaritas and that’s why I must keep her around. She has
offered a free pitcher during our two week time together, so I guess we
may let her sit in and observe.
that’s it. My plan is to put up a new seminar Monday, Wednesday, and
Saturday that will deal with some aspect of what agents and editors are
thinking and why. I look forward to “meeting” all of you and answering
any and all questions you have.
I also maintain a blog - http://behlerblog.com/
- where I talk about all things publish, get outraged at some of the
sillier things happening in the industry, and generally attempt to prove
that I have no heart or soul.
Agents and Editors: We Don't Bite...Much, presented by Lynn Price, runs from February 13, 2012 through February 26, 2012
with being the editorial director for Behler Publications, Lynn Price
is the award-winning author of the novel, Donovan's Paradigm, and of the
writing reference book, The Writer's Essential Tackle Box: Getting a
Hook on the Publishing Industry. Debuting last year as part of the Get
It Write series, this second work provides "an insider's view geared to
inform and educate writers as to how we work, why we work, and the
pitfalls to avoid." Since 2003, Behler Publications has been publishing
best selling and critically acclaimed works chronicling personal
journeys with socially relevant themes: stories that deal with how
people are influenced and changed by their experiences and how they deal
with those repercussions. The books invite introspection: "I'm a
better/more thoughtful/ smarter person for having read this book." In
addition to extensive speaking engagements at writer's conferences all
over the country, Lynn also assumes a lighthearted and somewhat
irreverent tone in addressing the many issues facing today's writers on
the Behler Publications blog: http://behlerblog.com/