Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Non-fiction query letters, critiquing thereof

A reader has asked me if I've ever critiqued non-fiction query letters on the blog, and I haven't, because the first and only time I asked for query letters to critique, they were all for fiction.

So if you have written a query letter for a non-fiction manuscript, regardless of genre, and you are willing to have it publicly dissected, please email it to call [dot] sydney [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll do my level best to give you some reasonable feedback. I'm not anticipating a deluge but, just in case, I'll cap it at ten queries.

Monday, May 3, 2010

'The Golden Years . . . The Florida Legislature, ’70s and ’80s'

The above is the title of merely one of the hundreds of thousands of books now being self-published each year. The Internets have made self-publishing possible - and possibly respectable - in a manner not before seen.

The most recent New York Times Magazine has an interesting (and conveniently short) article on this topic - I encourage you all to read it before it goes into their archive and behind a payment wall: