Friday, 2 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, here we are just a day and a half into 2009 and already this year I've heard about three new publishing companies that insist they're out to help writers, and will probably only mop up their first rights along with a big wad of cash, and do little or nothing to really help with sales... it never ends.

Meanwhile, Sally Quilford has revealed the secret of successful writing over on her blog: don't give up. She's right, you know.

8 comments:

Jan Jones said...

Happy New Year, Jane!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year!

I wanted to thank you for posting on my blog about Catcher Ltd. I've subscribed to your blog post to be better informed about publication in the UK.

Jane Smith said...

Happy new year, girls--I'm amazed I made it!

Jan, what plans do you have for the year? I'm determined to write more, blog more and weigh less, but we'll see how well I do with any of those.

And Michelle: you're welcome! Thank you for giving me the chance to sharpen my teeth a little, so early in the year. I do hope that Catcher Ltd leaves you alone: as we've already established over at AW, it's not a company that has much to offer us and their habit of spamming people in order to attract customers is not a good one.

emmadarwin said...

That is one great link, Jane, thank you very much for that. And Happy New Year!

Frankofile said...

What a sound blog. I wandered here from The Other Side of Paris and found myself reading you right through. Bless you - and I hope lots of wannabe writers find you.

melinda said...

Happy New Year from the Antipodes. And thank you for the link to such an excellent post by Sally Quilford. You can never hear this message too many times I think

cheers
Melinda

Peter Drobinski said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Jane! Your blog has been a mine of information for aspiring writers, and long may it continue. Best wishes for 2009.

Peter

Jane Smith said...

Apologies for the comment-spam which appeared here just now: I've deleted it, and have switched on the comment moderation feature in an attempt to stop it happening again.