PUBLISHING NEOLOGISM OF THE DAY: HAIL QUERY

dudeinpublishing:

The Hail Query is that line in the query letter that is totally out-there and ridiculous, but JUST CRAZY ENOUGH TO WORK*. The part that the author writes thinking:

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And 99% of agents and (let’s be honest) interns tasked with reading these queries are just like:

I nominate anything that mentions that God told him/her to write this book.

*will almost definitely not work

publishinginvoices:

My very late Ice Bucket Challenge.

Copying agentinpublishing’s very important links:

To Donate: 

http://www.alsa.org/donate/

https://www.als.net/Donate/

About ALS: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOvvW8gbWSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhzKw9QlgHw

The Human Side: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc0hZbir7T4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDAKAPR-b1E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcxTcZH07hs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jORzaeP4Qjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h07OT8p8Oik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWhca8aykUg

On another note I added something a bit personal. I also donated to the Transverse Myelitis Association. They’re also usually pretty underfunded and could use some support.

The Transverse Myelitis Association advocates for people who have Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Optic Neuritis (ON), Transverse Myelitis (TM) and Recurrent Transverse Myelitis, and their caregivers.

I’m not going to tag anyone. I’m just going to ask that you donate what and where you can and spread the word. 

ebooknothings:

FIGHT!

Crediting: agentinpublishing’s and their important links:

To Donate: 

http://www.alsa.org/donate/

https://www.als.net/Donate/

Crediting: publishinginvoices for one addition, close to home.

On another note I added something a bit personal. I also donated to theTransverse Myelitis Association. They’re also usually pretty underfunded and could use some support.

The Transverse Myelitis Association advocates for people who have Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), Optic Neuritis (ON), Transverse Myelitis (TM) and Recurrent Transverse Myelitis, and their caregivers.

Challenging: 

booksarebookstwentysomethingvagabond and night-vale-community 

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THEY HAVEN’T READ HARRY POTTER

publishinginvoices:

lifeinreligiouspublishing:

dukeofbookingham:

Everyone else in the room is just like:

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Interestingly enough, this is also what happens when you liken a book to Harry Potter in a sales pitch to conservative Christian bookstores. 

Fun fact: I haven’t read it. I also have no interest in reading despite enjoying the fantasy genre.