5 Responses to “Ten things I learned from the NJRW agent panel”

  1. Shannon October 10, 2006 at 9:00 PM #

    who are interested in branding themselves as a name, not just an author


  2. Angie October 10, 2006 at 9:17 PM #

    I wrote that quote down just for you 🙂

    But they said branding a “name” which can just mean good writing and good books.


  3. Jane October 10, 2006 at 9:32 PM #

    I thought maybe you wrote it for me. :muahaha:

  4. Jaci Burton October 11, 2006 at 2:05 PM #

    Agents are looking for authors who are motivated and hands on, who are interested in branding themselves as a name, not just an author who thinks their work is done once they’ve turned in a manuscript

    There are writers who actually think this?

    Bwahahahahahahaha! Where is the laughing ’til I puke emoticon?

    I need to blog about the year long + journey of Surviving Demon Island. :giggle:


  1. Dear Author.Com | Romance Publishers Promises to Romance Readers Part 3: Good Authors Gone Bad - October 16, 2006

    […] There was a lively discussion back in September about what constituted a promise from an author. I argued that authors, by their books, make implicit promises to readers. Readers buy into those promises and look for a similar evocative feel each time they pick up an author’s book. I believe this is why series are so successful. Authors did not like this pigeonholing of their writing skills and there are certainly authors whose brand or promise is to write different stories each time. Inevitably, though, the need for a brand remains. Angie W reported from the NJRW agent panel that agents are looking for authors who are actively seeking to create a brand for themselves. […]

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