A bit of a contentious topic this week, but JJ and Kelly discuss the boundaries between your public self and your private self and how that can affect your publishing career, including tips on what to do when your book is called out for harmful content. They also have tips about skincare, especially Korean beauty, if you’re into that sort of thing.
I got an amazing query in my inbox this week. The premise hit all the right notes, the writing was fantastic, the characters were complex and compelling. I couldn’t hit reply fast enough to request the manuscript. But right before I hit send, I noticed that the author mentioned that the book had been posted on Wattpad and won an award there. Cue my heartbreak. Wattpad is a platform for authors to serially post their […]
This week JJ and Kelly continue with their Publishing 101 REDUX series with Submissions. As per usual, JJ Keeps Things Probably a Little Too Real. Als: JJ finally gets Kelly to admit that puns are great, and they discuss their love of Lemony Snicket.
Welcome back to Clause by Clause, a series that aims to demystify publishing contracts! Previously we’ve talked about Options, Non-Competes, and Force Majeure, and today we’re going to kick off the beginning of a new year by talking about endings. Here’s what you need to know about Rights of Termination. What is a Rights of Termination clause? A rights of termination clause lists out all the ways in which your contract can be terminated, meaning […]
One day this past summer as a friend and I were wandering through various used bookstores around town, I was uncharacteristically impatient to leave and couldn’t seem to focus on anything in particular. After leaving behind the one book I was searching for, my friend asked me an important question- he wondered why I read. Initially, this seemed like a silly question. I read because I like books, I promptly told him. He looked at […]