Burning Questions about Book Publishing: What does an editor do all day?

by Ruta Rimas Book editors. Writers imagine them as elusive, mysterious creatures who hold in their hands the power to make writers’ dreams of publication come true (and also crush those dreams into oblivion). Is it true? As an editor myself, I’d like to dispel some of those myths and misconceptions about the daily work … Continue reading Burning Questions about Book Publishing: What does an editor do all day?

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: What are good resources for keeping a pulse on the industry?

By Ruta Rimas The business of book publishing can feel so far away from the reality of writers. Maybe you imagine an editor sitting at her desk, surrounded by stacks upon stacks of paper (real or virtual), casually crushing dreams as she rejects manuscript after manuscript. Truth be told, very little of that type of … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: What are good resources for keeping a pulse on the industry?

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part Two

by Ruta Rimas Thank you to those who submitted questions for me to answer about book publishing at the Get Lit Salon on May 20th. There was one common theme  – agents! In this post, I will tackle PART TWO of the agent-related questions. You can check out PART ONE here. PART TWO: How do … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part Two

Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part One

By Ruta Rimas Thank you to those who submitted questions for me to answer about book publishing at the Get Lit Salon on May 20th. There was one common theme – agents! At my day job, I regularly work with literary agents, so I’m excited to offer insight into the work that these publishing professionals … Continue reading Burning Questions About Book Publishing: Literary Agents, Part One