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Why This is the Wrong Time for Publishers to be Risk Averse

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Trends spring out of seemingly thin air. Who would have guessed that these books would become New York Times best-sellers and start trends that went on for years: Left Behind, Harry Potter, 90 Minutes in Heaven

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What Happens When a Bookstore Chain Declares Chapter 11?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Last week the Family Christian Store (FCS) chain announced it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In the press release, the chain stated that no stores would close and no employees (they have approximately 4,000) …

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The Fifty Shades of Grey Effect

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

In 2013, I wrote the blog below about how the book Fifty Shades of Grey
affected publishing and reading habits. Now, with the upcoming release of the film, and therefore, more readers rushing out to buy

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How to Combat the Negative Effects of a Sedentary, Overeating Lifestyle

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

By this time in a new year, most of us have lost the battle to maintain our resolutions to eat better and exercise more. Don’t ask me how I know this to be the case.

Several …

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What to Do if Your Blog Goes Viral

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

One of our clients recently had a blog post go viral, with more than 2 million visitors in the matter of two days. Wanting to take advantage of this surprise event, Jennifer asked us agents what …

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Why an Agent’s List is Never Full

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Any writer who wants an agent knows how hard acquiring one can be. Online discussions at times suggest an agent acquires new clients only periodically, when he finds his list isn’t full. But that isn’t true.…

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Art vs. Accuracy

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

On today, Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, I want to invite you to consider with me a sort of heady question: How much should an author (of either fiction or nonfiction) bend true events for the …

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What’s Your Favorite Read from 2014?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

I don’t know about you, but I’ve lost track of how many Best Books of 2014 lists were published in December. Now, here’s your chance to tell us what your favorite book was in 2014. It …

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Is “Branding” a Four-Letter Word?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Grant

Our office is closed for the holidays so we can spend the holidays with our families. This post is from our archives, and is one of our “Best of.” We’ll return with new posts when the office …

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Your Publisher Is Your New Best Friend. Not!

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Grant

All of our agents have slipped out of the office to spend the holidays with their families. We’ve picked from previous posts “The Best of” for your reading pleasure and pondering. Our office opens on January 5, …

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