Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 25, 2018

Book Winners & Scott Treimel’s Grumble Bucket

Lindsay Maeve wins Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracey Kyle

Claire W Bobrow wins Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact by Jennifer Swanson

Heather Pierce Stigall wins My Pillow Keeps Moving by Laura Gehl

S©ott Treimel NY is a full-service boutique agency representing the intellectual property rights in the work of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens, only: Picture books – Chapter books – Middle Grade books – Young Adult novels – Non-fiction and fiction – all genres. He also represents selected children’s illustrators.

STNY’s client list includes well-known talent and novice creators they believe can sustain long-term careers and are especially proud of the original talent they’ve discovered and the careers they’ve launched.

As members of the Association of Authors Representatives, the Authors Guild, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, they adhere to the principle that our clients’ interest is always paramount. Our chief responsibility is to maximize the value of our clients’ work and protect their fiduciary interests. They maneuver their clients’ careers within the context of the quickly shifting book market. 

SCOTT’S GRUMBLE BUCKET:

SOLICITORS:

I dislike correspondence from strangers addressed Dear Scott.

It is presumptuous to load a manuscript/excerpt in the body of correspondence that purports to be a cover letter.

EDITORS:

It bugs me when an editor says ‘you got a good contract’.  Editors have not negotiated contracts for twenty-five years and are not qualified to comment.

REVIEWS:

Book descriptions presented as Book Reviews gripe me.

CONTACT NEGOTIATIONS:

I bristle having to argue business items with go-betweens for the decision maker: I will always advocate my positions better.

I hate hearing corporate policy in place of reasons when I do not get my way.

OPINION MAVENS:

I dispute, as anti-art, the position that an author be the ethnicity of his or her characters or inhabit an identical environment. A writer’s imagination is his or her contribution to the world. A writer who cannot transcend his or her experience is a journalist.

MANUSCRIPTS:

Qualifiers: some, a lot, a few, etc.

Directionals: left, right, next to, around, over, under, etc.

Over-narration

Standard-issue characters

MISCELLANY:

Why won’t everyone stop second-guessing everyone else? Allow booksellers, librarians, reviewers, and the hoi pollioi to represent themselves: self-censor is present danger.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy

 


Responses

  1. Thank you, Ms. Temean and Ms. Kyle! I LOVE Gazpacho for Nacho, and am looking forward to having my very own copy! What a fun thing. Which way is best to provide you my address, Ms. Temean?

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  2. If I were an agent, I would feel exactly the same as Mr. Treimel. I ran a critique group for a couple of years and faced some of the same grumbles

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  3. I’m so excited! Thank you! Would you like me to send you my mailing address via your author email?

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