Cracking The Code

April 9, 2006

As an avid reader of Anna Louise’s Live Journal blog, I find her candid and in-depth windows into the publishing industry to be both informative and timely — especially in an age of such code words, catch phrases, and reasons for rejection as: “In today’s tight publishing market…” along with many others.

Anna Louise is an editor for Tor Books , whose insightful online journal entries are getting lots of buzz and attention these days — even from a few top literary agents and editors who are now bloggers themselves.

I found her recent post in which she attempts to decode, and thereby, give her readers a clearly defined,” inside look” into the industry, to be a standout among her entries to date. I also highly recommend it as a behind-the-scenes view of the business machine (yes, once again folks, it’s a *business* — just like any other) more commonly known as modern-day publishing.

Read Anna’s post here on “Demystifying Publishing.”


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