The Write Calling

Is writing your true calling? Here you'll find encouragements for writers, book reviews, publishing industry insider tips, and market news. Read musings on writing and publishing by Katey Coffing, Ph.D.: Life Coach for Women Writers.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Why do editors choose to become agents?

People in the publishing industry tend to play musical chairs. Agent Kim Lionetti of BookEnds, LLC explains why she left Berkley Publishing and become an agent at BookEnds, LLC three years ago. Her post has good insights about agents' motivations and some of the lesser-known pitfalls of being an editor. If you read my previous post, "A publishing industry history lesson," this one adds food for thought about compensation in the industry...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A publishing industry history lesson

In the age of video games, iPods and the Nintendo Wii, how can we make sure books stay products of value? This is a question the entire industry is wrestling with, and I haven't yet seen the answer.

Agent Jane Dystel (of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management) has a new blog post with insights about the publishing industry, then and now. Since marketing/publicity seems to be "king" these days, check out her plea to those in charge of publishing houses on behalf of authors and their books.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

A workshop on the male psyche

I know women and men both read my blog. Men, you may now stop reading today's post. (Just trying to save you some time, guys.)

Dr. Debra Holland is a psychotherapist, a talented writer, and a friend of mine. She's giving an online workshop for women writers titled "Understanding The Male Psyche" starting this Tuesday, March 6. She and I first met at a similar workshop she gave at the 2002 RWA conference, and I highly recommend this course.

For more information, click here and scroll down to March 2007.

Happy learning—and writing!