Blogs have become a powerful way for publishing professionals to communicate
with writers, and it's a growing trend. Literary agents, editors and even
book sellers are all blogging. These blogs provide a point of view on the
publishing industry that writers seldom ever see. Some even answer
questions and offer advice.
I used to read Miss Snark's blog daily (until she retired from blogging). I
didn't always agree with her, but she doled out HUGE doses of common sense
and that's worth its weight in gold. I recommend reading her blog archives:
A former bookseller dishes out her prospective on books and author
Pub Rants is the blog of agent Kristin Nelson. She posts daily and has some
great information, especially what NOT TO DO!
The Knight agency has a nifty blog. Their agents and several of their
authors have posted to this blog. Check out their early archives for some
interesting info on writing.
The Bookends, LLC blog is excellent, featuring the advice of agents Jessica
Faust, Jacky Sach, and Kim Lionetti. I read this one daily.
Evil Editor is hilarious. He answers questions and posts examples of
queries he's received and how he would rewrite them. Highly recommended.
Book Covers from the NY times Review is a blog that discusses book covers
and other 'in-the-news' items from the writing world.
Harlequin VP Isabel Swift blogs from an editor's point of view.
Knight agency agent, Nephele Tempest has her own blog as well.
Super agent, Lori Perkins often posts publisher needs on her blog
Marsha Philitas is a new agent at the L. Perkins agency and has recently
started her own blog.
Lynn Price is the editorial director for Behler Publications. I love her
frank, but funny, informative posts.
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management have a very thought provoking blog.
They don't post often (2 or 3 times a month), but I always learn something.
An editorial assistant blogs about the publishing industry and anything else
that's fun to talk about.
The I(heart)Presents.com blog is a wonderful cooperative blog between HQ
Presents authors and editors. I visit often!
Agent Jonathan Lyons has a great blog with tons of excellent advice and
discussion about the writing world.
Agent Nathan Bransford has an outstanding blog. Go read it!
The Query Shark is an editor who will critique your query letter on her
blog. Be prepared for extreme honesty!
The Swivet blog is written by Colleen Lindsay, a literary agent with
FinePrint Literary Management. Her posts are eclectic, but always
The Rejector is an anonymous Literary assistant who gives her take on the
Writer's Digest's Questions & Quandries blog is a great resource to find
answers to your publishing questions.