4.26.2006

Be Miss Snark...more

This is not an entry, but rather a comment from someone who doesn't have a blogger account. I just wanted to point out the following, taken from Ms Roth's entertaining testimonial on the Treble Heart Books site:

"Working with a small publisher involves managing your own publicity, but that fact is more than compensated for by not having to deal with literary agents."


We're such a troublesome lot, I agree. All these complex directions: no email queries; books must have plots; spell names right! Honest to dog, you can see why someone would want to avoid us...right up until the time someone says "movies make money".

4 comments:

-ril said...

I was wondering what the pluses were of working with a small, semi-literate publisher, with just about the worst web-site in the world and a cover design team taken from the remedial group at the local kindergarten (a publisher who has to spell out her submission guidelines twice just so the literary seniors, you know, get it); then I looked the book up on amazon.co.uk and saw two copies for sale from 86 pounds (which is around $150!!) and realised it's all a front and "Rainbow Dust" is a euphemism for LSD, and then it all made sense...

December Quinn said...

Doh! Yet another lesson to be careful what you say online.

Not that it matters in this case, but imagine if it was a great query, submitted properly, for an unpublished work, and then you googled her and found that.

It would certainly turn me off, anyway.

K.B. said...

Oh, would that I had the "trouble" of "dealing" with a literary agent, and could be relieved of the "avantages" of doing my own publicity...

giggles said...

In favor of the writer here, Literary Agents are a troublesome lot. That's why everyone wants one, and why they are exceptionally difficult to obtain.

Chrissie