Footnotes: 4 Articles on Publishing Myths

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"Most of us can read the writing on the wall;
we just assume it's addressed to someone else."
~ Ivern Ball

Footnotes is a recurring
series on the GLA blog where I pick a subject and provide several
interesting articles on said topic. The whispering starts
whenever two or more writers are together—maybe over drinks or waiting
in line. You’ve heard about them at conferences and workshops. That’s
right folks, this week I’m serving up 4 articles on Publishing Myths.


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1. Do editors really edit? Agent Nathan Bransford discussed this commonly held belief back in 2007.

2. Different avenues exist. Agent Wendy Lawton debunks the myth that the only way to find an agent is to pitch them.

3. There are lots of myths where self publishing is concerned. This post by Three Bean Press debunks many of them.

4. The Big 10. Freelance editor Erin Brown lists the top ten publishing myths and gives some thoughtful advice on what to believe.

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This guest series by writer
Nancy Parish, who runs her
blog, The Sound and Furry.


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