Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Don'ts of Book Submission

These are tips shared at a writing conference. You may read the full article [here].

1. Don't send your full manuscript off the get go. Only send what's requested in the particular agent's guidelines. (They almost always can be found online.)

2. Don't respond to a rejection letter or ask "why." Just move on.

3. Don't be rude or disrespectful—rejection isn't personal, it's just part of the business.

4. Don't submit to one agent at a time. The industry is slow so it's unrealistic for agents to assume you haven't sent it to other people (unless an agent asks for an exclusive read).

5. Don't resend a query or manuscript a day or two later with a note, "I found a mistake in my proposal and fixed it." Once it's sent, it's sent.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Planet X Glorietta - Grand Opening

Comic Odyssey is inviting all comic enthusiasts to the Grand Opening of PLANET X COMICS in Glorietta 4 this Saturday, September 27, 2008.

It's your chance to snatch comic books for FREE as they're giving away THOUSANDS of comics on that day.

More details on the Comic Odyssey webpage.

Our very own Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo will be there to sign Trese copies and give away Trese posters.

Mark the date: Sept. 27, Saturday. Planet X Glorietta.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

VPE authors ON AIR!

The following VPE authors will be interviewed all Thursdays of this month on 94.7 and 89.1:

Eros Atalia of "Peksman (Mamatay Ka Man) Nagsisinungaling Ako (at iba pang Kuwentong Kasinungalingan na di pa dapat paniwalaan)"
94.7 Mellow Touch, 11-Sept, 9-10AM

Budjette Tan & Kajo Baldisimo of "TRESE"
89.1 Wave, 11-Sept, 10-12NN

Carlos Malvar of "ROLES, a Not Quite Unreal novel"
89.1 Wave, 18-Sept, 10-12NN

Alan Navarra of "Girl Trouble"
89.1 Wave, 25-Sept, 10-12NN

Mark your calendars!