Why you don't get published.
Did you decide to do this instead of the book chat?Fun idea! If only I had a published book. Heck, I'd probably bid to have you do a fake one if I had any money.
Can you make a trailer for a manuscript?I would like one to put on my blog, and if it's good enough, I'll include it in my queries.
It's already up to $100!
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Those trailers are a hoot. Great job!
Does this mean I have to write a book?
Even better, your editing offer is now at $3,900!
Did you decide to do this instead of the book chat?No, the book chat is auctioned off in a couple days.I can make a trailer for an unpublished book, though I don't recommend it as a strategy for selling your manuscript.
Can you make a trailer for a synopsis?
Sure, but would it be useful?
No, I see this as an opportunity for publicity for someone's book. If it's unpublished, it's more for critique purposes, and participants can't be counted on to provide useful input in a chat format. Plenty of the evil minions have published books.
Yeah, I wouldn't be interested in it, either.Also, see first post: no money.I'm glad you're still doing that auction, too, EE. You're a good guy.
EE, well, it would possibly make me hate synopses less if you did a humorous trailer of one.I'm just being a nitwit, of course.Welcome home, master.Speaking of the book chat, I really hope it isn't a horror novel. I don't do horror well. I would buy the book, of course, but not sure how productive my comments would be. Maybe I can give it to boy child and he can be a new minion!
Yay! Evil's back! The updates posted with eerie regularity and it was like you weren't even gone except I kept finding little, tiny bottles of booze under my desk!!So, did ya have any interesting seatmates on the flights?ME
uh, Doh! Neat link and too bad I am still using (gasp!) dial up, so I can't really view it. Based on your creative humor from even just the past year or so on this blog I'll bet it's hilarious. Also with Kiers in the breadline,ME
Hmm, yeah, like December (Stacia) and Orion (Patricia), frex.:)
Hey, rodent! The Mole has published too!
I can make a trailer for an unpublished book, though I don't recommend it as a strategy for selling your manuscript. Depends on the trailer, I guess.heh heh
Sorry Moley! Didn't see you there.yuk yuk
I'm wondering if it would be beneficial to bid on an author read of a proposal. Editors and agents, of course, but I'm looking at an author.Sorry, EE, nothing published so I can't bid on trailer or book chat.
If it's an author you respect and you just want an honest opinion, why not? You can send work to agents and editors without paying, but not authors, so this is an opportunity you wouldn't otherwise have. Authors can't take you on as a client like agents, though I suppose if you impressed an author enough she might recommend you to her agent.
I'm actually not familiar with either of them, but their backgrounds intrigue me.I'm going to think about it. If it weren't for the blasted synopsis, I would think about it harder.While I'm thinking, puzzle me this. Why would an author submit to editors? I understand the auction thing and, let's face it, a line edit is pretty invaluable. I'm talking about normally. Baen is about the only publisher I'm familiar with that accepts unagented manuscripts.
Agents are considered more willing to read an ms that has an offer on it from a publishers. Also, some people prefer to deal directly with publishers rather than through an agent.It is, however, getting harder to find big publishers who'll look at unagented mss--they see agents as providing a valuable filter between them and unpublishable books. Smaller presses that can't offer advances aren't of much interest to agents, so it's more likely an author will approach them directly.
I think I'd really rather just let an agent be the go-between. I detest negotiating.
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