Acquisition of know-how

How to See Your Work Through an Agent or Publisher’s Eyes  October 31, 2010 – 05:53 pm
Penguin Books 291 - A. J. A. Symons - The Quest for Corvo


You’ve just finished your umpteenth revision of your first novel and you’re riding high on endorphins. The passion and dedication that brought you to this feeling of achievement is palpable. If only you could crystallize this moment and remember the sensation forever. For a lot of writers, the achievement of finishing their manuscript is enough. Some will put their baby in a drawer. Others will self-publish and take their chances in an oversaturated self-publishing market.  But for those who still dream of a traditional publishing contract—their passion and dedication will need to carry them that much farther long after the endorphins dissipate.


The traditional publishing route today is an endurance run. It requires patience, persistence and professionalism. A lot of writers who have embarked on the traditional path to publishing—querying agents and acquisition editors—become impatient after six months or a year of trying to secure a literary agent or publishing contract. They see the allure of self-publishing and figure they can do all of the platform, marketing and promotion themselves. Who needs an agent these days, after all? For these writers, self-publishing is a viable short-cut to getting back to the rush of endorphins. But are they selling themselves and their work, short? And are they missing a crucial learning moment in their writing careers?

Source: Middle Aged Crazy

Garmin Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver With Heart Rate Monitor
GPS or Navigation System (Garmin)
  • High-Sensitivity, Watch-Like GPS Receiver That Provides Exceptional Signal Reception
  • 1 Piece Training Assistant That Provides Athletes With Precise Speed, Distance & Pace Data
  • Includes Training Center Software, Which Allows Users To Download Workout Data For A Detailed Analysis
  • Used For Multiple Sports Such As Cycling, Cross- Country Skiing & Windsurfing
  • Data Acquired May Also Be Analyzed With Motionbased, Which Provides Online Mapping & Route Sharing

You might also like:

Gun Holsters & Drawing Firearms : Understand Target Acquisition When Using a Gun
Gun Holsters & Drawing Firearms : Understand Target Acquisition When Using a Gun
#12 - Business is Booming - Acquisition Cost
#12 - Business is Booming - Acquisition Cost
Communication Strategies for Second Language Acquisition
Communication Strategies for Second Language Acquisition

The nuclear puzzle

Diplomatic sources in Tehran say that despite all the protestations, Iran's intentions remain unclear. There are two widely held and opposing views.
The first argues that Iran is cynically stringing out the negotiations to extract more economic concessions from the US and the EU that it desperately needs to support its sick economy. At the right point it will compromise.
The second is that Tehran is secretly working on a weapons acquisition program but won't declare its intentions until it has assembled the necessary technology and know-how. According to this theory, Iran would rely on the backing of Russia and China to head off any retaliatory action by the EU and US.

PatentBridge to Sell Patent Extending Retirement Account Duration  — MarketWatch
MENLO PARK, Calif., Jun 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- PatentBridge LLC, the preeminent Silicon Valley patent broker since 2003, is pleased to announce that it will be selling Patent 8055566, covering a unique solution to one of the greatest problems …

InterDigital's CEO Hosts Investor Conference (Transcript)  — Seeking Alpha
The way I think about it is we are selling patent assets and those would be subject to any existing encumbrances and those encumbrances are associated with license agreements revenue from which we would retain. Charlie Anderson - Dougherty …

University of Michigan Press/ESL How Myths about Language Affect Education: What Every Teacher Should Know
Book (University of Michigan Press/ESL)
[無双OROCHI 2] Warriors Orochi 3 - Weapon Acquisition Glitch 2 (JP)
[無双OROCHI 2] Warriors Orochi 3 - Weapon Acquisition Glitch 2 (JP)
A Million Dollars Isnt Cool
A Million Dollars Isnt Cool...
Say Hello To GSAs Seven Acquisition Programs for State & Local Government
Say Hello To GSAs Seven Acquisition Programs for State & Local Government
Garmin Forerunner 205 GPS Receiver and Sports Watch
GPS or Navigation System (Garmin)
  • High-sensitivity, watch-like GPS receiver that provides exceptional signal reception
  • One-piece training assistant that provides athletes with precise speed, distance, and pace data
  • Includes training center software, which allows users to download workout data for a detailed analysis
  • Used for multiple sports, such as cycling, cross- country skiing, and windsurfing
Non Basic Stock Line Hr Know-How in Mergers and Acquisitions (Developing Practice)
Book (Non Basic Stock Line)
Heinemann Essential Linguistics: What You Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics, and Grammar
Book (Heinemann)

Related posts:

  1. Reporting of know-how
  2. Acquisition of brand
  3. Explanation of know-how