Archives for October 2011
So what’s it like when a literary agent represents a book that becomes a major movie?
Ummm, well…I have a poster. And, to be fair, although movie money for book people isn’t what movie money is for movie people, I’ve got no complaints. But that money came and went a long time ago–Jack Black isn’t giving my kids guitar lessons, Owen Wilson hasn’t asked me out to dinner, and Steve Martin [Read more…]
The mind boggles, sometimes, at the unnecessary hyperbole in writings about the publishing industry , especially online. I’ll do my best to temper the frenzy I see with the facts I know.
In the book publishing, self publishing and journalistic worlds, I see the haste to write joining forces with a rush to BE right. Alas the ugly child of that union is too often the inadvertent perpetuation of falsehoods or at least misinformation. In other words, people write stuff they [Read more…]