Publishing U: I’ve Got a Polished Manuscript, I’ve Got a Query, I’ve Got an Agent, Now What?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the seventh post of our Publishing U series agent Suzie Townsend and author Nikki Loftin talk about how an author can stay on track even when she hits an unforeseen roadblock on the winding path to publication. 

The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for the Oddest Title of the Year Shortlist Announced

The Bookseller has released their shortlist for the 2014 Diagram prize, a humorous literary award that is given annually to a book with an unusual title. The award was created in 1978 by Trevor Bounford and Bruce Roberston of the Diagram Group in order to “avoid boredom” at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Originally only books present at the fair qualified, and a panel of judges voted on the winner.