You know, a few months ago, I made a terrible mistake. I realized something, and instead of crushing the thought the moment it came I... I let it hang on, and now I know it to be true. And I'm afraid it's stuck in my head forever. These are the best days of our lives. It's a terrible thing to know, but I know it.— Richard Curtis
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Cause if you shoot a bullet someone dies.
If you drop a bomb many die. You hit a woman, love dies. But if you say the F-word... nothing actually happens.
No one likes it, apart from blind people, and I'm sure even they can sense it's profound ugliness as it passes by.
Except for a few small presses, most publishers are north of Ground Zero.
Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that.
I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time.
The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text.
I gave you three proofs of witchcraft.
A cat that drinks blood! A horse that talks! And a man who propagates POODLES!
Look at the sky. It’s not dark and black and without character. The black is, in fact deep blue. And over there: lighter blue and blowing through the blues and blackness the winds swirling through the air and then shining, burning, bursting through: the stars! And you see how they roar their light. Everywhere we look, the complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes.
I have to declare in all candor that no one interested in being published in our time can afford to be so naive as to believe that a book will make it merely because it's good.
Bob Geldof feels the big picture all the time, even in the smallest argument when someone's saying, 'Well, no, you've got to have three staples in the program, not just two,' Bob feels people dying somewhere.
Again, we turn down most books that have been self-published unless they have a special track record. We have taken a small number on, however, and sold them to major publishers for a nice sum. But that is an exception to the rule.
The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
You see, that's the whole point of being in government.
If you don't like something you simply make up a law that makes it illegal.
We now open our mail with gloves and mask, though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!
We project our ideas about ourselves into the heavens and call them ideas about God.
We are taking a business-as-usual position at my agency, though business before 9/11 wasn't that hot either!
I do send out information about my books.
Very few people buy the books that way, but I always feel that if they want to know more about the process, they can get the information from my books.
The key factor is whether the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, which screens its members and requires them to uphold a Canon of Ethics.
You have to remember that in addition to running a literary agency, I am also an ebook publisher.
Laboratories can reduce risk by implementing a proven and internationally accepted quality assurance technology that is applicable across the globe.
It seems to me there's so much more to the world than the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could ever have dreamt of.
It's always a mistake for writers to key their submissions to world events, because they move so quickly and unpredictably, as has certainly proven the case in Afghanistan.
The great thing about the Internet is that it will not abide by the rules.
I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books.
As for selling books directly to e-book publishers, I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down.