Online etiquette for authors

Few people look at Debrett’s Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners these days. Just for those unfamiliar, this book covered how to reply to an invitation, how to address H M The Queen and which knife and fork to use for each course, amongst other subjects.

Old fashioned as these things sound, they are […]

On pitching at parties...

The scene: A book industry party Present: New authors, multi-published authors, agents, editors, publishers, guests, even spouses

A first conversation: Sensible and Friendly Author to agent: “Don’t worry, I’m not pitching because my book isn’t ready yet.” Sensible and Savvy Agent: “If I was worried about people pitching to me I wouldn’t come to a […]