Day: September 26, 2010

Go Read This | A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: The Acquisitions Editor

Oh for sure he’s pitching a rocket into a pile of mess and it’s gonna offend folks, but there’s lots here that publishers should think about!

(Writer pauses, then turns around)

Writer: Look, it’s true that I do need a good editor.

Editor: See! I told you!

(Writer hands Editor his business card)

Writer: When your company goes bankrupt, and you’re unemployed, I want you to look me up. Send me a letter. One page, double spaced. List your qualifications for editing my book, and your rates. Also include a SASE. If you don’t hear from me in six months, no need for you to follow up–it means I’m not interested…

via A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing: The Acquisitions Editor.