Nathan Bransford: Literary Agent and Author

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May
25
2017

Interview: Author and editor Rakesh Satyal on writing, the book business, and the importance of diversity

I've known Rakesh Satyal for most of my adult life, ever since we were young publishing pups coming up at Curtis Brown Ltd. and Random House, respectively. Rakesh has gone on to have a super interesti...

May
24
2017

Which program do you use to write?

A few months back, Gizmodo published an article asking why people are still using Microsoft Word.There are tons of word processing programs out there now, everything from bare bones to feature rich.So...

May
23
2017

Query critique Tuesday: Just tell the story

If you would like to nominate your query for a future Query Critique, please enter it in this thread in the Forums!Also, if you'd like to test your editing chops, keep your eye on this ...

May
22
2017

How will you publish your work in progress? The results!

So. How are people planning to publish their work in progress? How does that compare to years past?Let's get to it!Our starting place was 2013, where the percentage going traditional-only was 22% and ...

May
20
2017

This week in books 5/20/17

This week!First up, apologies to email subscribers, who have received the 100 Books Challenge like 17 times now. I've been having trouble with my MailChimp RSS feed, which keeps bumping it up as I upd...

May
18
2017

Interview: Agent Sarah LaPolla on how authors can stand out, negotiating offers, and the state of publishing

Sarah LaPolla is an agent at Bradford Literary Agency, where she represents a mix of middle grade, young adult, and adult books, with a focus on literary fiction, science fiction, magical realism...