Thursday, December 2, 2010

Do Your Own Homework

So I say it a lot to fellow writers- if you wanna sell a book, do your own homework. It would be nice to have someone who knows your work intimately and knows enough about the marketplace, what's selling off bookstore shelves now (ie, what was being bought by agents/editors a few years back), and what agent/editor might be a good fit. But the reality is that there are a lot of things to research, and a lot of "what do I want?" personal choices that go into this decision, as well as plenty of market volatility and shifting to make anyone who does embark on the market quest go nuts.

Lucky for YA writers, Publisher's Weekly recently did a nice update on YA markets for free - so you have no excuse. Someone is giving you a start point- so go to it!

Start your homework here.

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