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Posts Tagged ‘Marjorie M. Liu’

Knight Agency Launches Speed-Date Contest To Find a New Client

The Knight Agency has two sisters on staff: president Deidre Knight and vice president of sales Pamela Harty. The duo will team up for speed-dating contest to find their next client, as 125 writers will pitch the agents and one aspiring author will earn representation.

On March 7th, the agency will open the contest with a blog post. Writers can enter their names in the comments section of that post from 12 p.m. EST to 1 p.m. EST that same day. The agency will randomly select 125 contestants and read four rounds of virtual submissions to find the winner.

Agency publicist Jia Gayles offered more in an email: “Last December, Deidre ran a similar event that generated more than 350 entries within minutes of the contest opening. She ultimately signed grand prize winner Leigh Evans. Deidre also kept in touch with another competitor, Erin Kelly, who she signed several weeks later.”

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The Fictional Letter Campaign

darkness_calls_2_thumb.jpgIn an age of blog tours and Twitter book clubs, author Marjorie M. Liu has turned to an ancient form of book promotion–writing a good old-fashioned letter.

While promoting “Darkness Calls,” the author is serializing a letter written by the hero of her demon-hunting series to his unborn daughter–the first installment was just posted at Romantic Times. After reading the whole letter, Publishers Weekly writer Barbara Vey admitted it made her cry.

Here’s more about the blogged missive: “The second excerpt will be posted on the popular science fiction and fantasy blog on June 15th; the third excerpt will be posted on June 22nd on Smart Bitches Trashy Books, a book review site for romance novels … On June 29th, the day before Darkness Calls hits stores, the complete letter will be released to select blogs.”