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The business of publishing. Seriously, how much money will my book make?

The business of publishing. Seriously, how much money will my book make?

Literary agent Rubin Pfeffer was in Atlanta last spring. He gave an insightful talk about the business of publishing and how much an author makes from each book sold. This is what he said:

Once you turn a manuscript over to an agent you walk away from the creative side and you walk into the business side. Becoming a full time authors is down the road (way down).

How much money will you make?

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Missing the Middle Grade Mark: 12 Common Manuscript Problems

Middle grade is hot.

Agents and editors are seeking more middle grade content as an answer to a saturated young adult market.

In the spring, I attended a talk on writing and publishing middle grade novels with Sky Pony Press senior editor, Alison Weiss.

She gave a list of the 12 most common middle grade manuscript pitfalls she sees in her query inbox.

Abbreviations:

MG = middle grade

YA = young adult

DA= diverse author

Problem #1 Your character is too young or too old

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