April 19, 2012
A Book by Any Other Name
How important is the title of a book when sending a proposal? Very important and not at all.
Sometimes a title can be so bad the editor can't get past it and rejects the project before ever looking at the proposal seriously. A proposed title can also be so good that it sets expectations sky high. But often the title doesn't help or hinder, so the editor has to engage the proposal to make a determination.Continue reading "A Book by Any Other Name"
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April 12, 2012
Slide Rules and Blank Stares
"We used to do that with a slide rule."
Blank stare. "What's a slide rule?"
"It's a device they used before calculators to do division, multiplication, square roots, squares and trig functions."
Blank stare.Continue reading "Slide Rules and Blank Stares"
April 4, 2012
Hungry for The Hunger Games?
Massive box office smash. Best selling books. What's the appeal of The Hunger Games? My take is that boys love the action. The girls love it as a romance. The guys love it as a video game/reality show mashup with not-so-virtual violence. The girls love the idea of being torn between and pursed by two courageous, honorable hunks, especially as that is played out more in the second and third books.Continue reading "Hungry for The Hunger Games?"