Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Publishing Tips from Twitter Folks (#PubTip)

Last month, I brought you the first collection of publishing tips through the Twitter hashtag . Using this conversation stream agents, editors and writers (and yes, sometimes random people so not all of it is golden) give their opinions on the publishing universe. I'd like to continue last month's tradition and capture some of the gems for you here.
I do want to know about your writing experience & relevant background info. I don't need to know about your kids, your cats, or your childhood (Jan 25)

Throwing darts at a publisher list hoping one hits is a bad way to select a publisher. Researching publishers is key. (Jan 24)

How to Make a Publisher Think You're Nuts: 1. Write in all caps. 2. Use your query letter to bemoan the moral state of America. (Jan 23)

Always include the word count of the project in your query.
(Jan 19)

Can't speak for all editors, but if I'm interested in acquiring your manuscript, I do check out your website/blog. (Jan 18)

Was just sent a headshot from an actor looking for representation. Um, dude, we're not those kinds of agents. Do your research. (Jan 18)

There are right ways and wrong ways to pitch an editor. Twitter DMs fall into the latter category. (Jan 18)
What do you think about these Pub Tips? Agree or disagree? What would you add to the list? 


  1. Thanks for compiling the Pub Tips, Tina! I missed a few of those. :)

    1. That's the one thing I hate about Twitter - it moves so fast! I always feel like I'm missing something.

  2. These are fantastic. I missed them! I love this hashtag and I love even more that you're featuring it so I can catch the ones I miss. You rock.

    1. Thanks Heather! It is one of my favs, so I figure, why not feature it? :)