Cracking The Code
As an avid reader of Anna Louise's Live Journal blog, I find her candid and in-depth windows into the publishing industry to be both informative and timely -- especially in an age of such code words, catch phrases, and reasons for rejection as: "In today's tight publishing market..." along with many others.
Anna Louise is an editor for Tor Books , whose insightful online journal entries are getting lots of buzz and attention these days -- even from a few top literary agents and editors who are now bloggers themselves.
I found her recent post in which she attempts to decode, and thereby, give her readers a clearly defined," inside look" into the industry, to be a standout among her entries to date. I also highly recommend it as a behind-the-scenes view of the business machine (yes, once again folks, it's a *business* -- just like any other) more commonly known as modern-day publishing.
Read Anna's post here on "Demystifying Publishing."