With Fewer Debut Novels Selling, What Do Editors Want To Tell Authors?

In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier–and many are more dependent than ever on literary agents to find their next debuts. The post With Fewer Debut Novels Selling, What Do Editors Want To Tell Authors? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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