Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Literary Agent Trading Cards Michael Stearns and Nadia Cornier of Firebrand

Michael Stearns
michael(at)firebrandliterary (dot)com

Michael Stearns brings nearly twenty years’ publishing experience to Firebrand Literary. Formerly editorial director and foreign acquisitions manager for HarperCollins Children's Books, and Senior Editor, Director of Paperback Publishing for Harcourt Children’s Books, he has worked on hundreds of books for children and adults.

Among the many bestselling and award-winning books he’s published are A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly; Tangerine by Edward Bloor, The Secret Order of the Gumm Street Girls by Elise Primavera, Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson, Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge, the Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, and the Chet Gecko Mysteries by Bruce Hale.

He has taught a dozen classes on writing, edited three anthologies of original stories, and published a half dozen pieces of his own fiction for both adults and children. He received his B.A. from the USC School of Cinema-Television, and his M.A. from Hollins University, where he also won the Andrew James Purdy Short Fiction Prize.
(bio from Firebrand Literary website)

Learn more about Michael Stearns on the Firebrand Blog, HERE

Or, follow him on Twitter, HERE

Nadia Cornier

Nadia Cornier is the founder and co-owner of Firebrand Literary. Firebrand means “instigator” or “bringer of change” – and Nadia thinks that is the perfect word to illustrate this agency and its client list. Firebranders (as they call themselves) aren’t afraid to try things a little differently: Firebrand creates full campaigns for each of their client’s projects in conjunction with the client, partnering from the editorial process to marketing the books after they hit the shelves.

Prior to founding Firebrand, Nadia worked with CMA and before that with authors, marketing and promoting their works. She’s currently looking for really astounding YA fiction, women's fiction, and pop-culture or business non-fiction. (bio from Firebrand website)

Learn more about Nadia on her website, HERE,
or on her blogs, HERE and HERE.

Or, follow her on Twitter, HERE.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Literary Agent Trading Cards - Point System

In case anyone was wondering, this is the system I devised for determining how many points is on the agent card. If anyone has a suggestion, please let me know now before anymore are finished. You can email me- jimsissy at yahoo dot com, or leave a comment. Can anyone think of a way to show some kind of power points for years they spent as an editor?

Top Publishers Marketplace Deal

50 “nice deal” $1 - $49,000
100 “very nice deal” $50,000 - $99,000
150 “good deal” $100,000 - $250,000
200 “significant deal” $251,000 - $499,000
250 “major deal” $500,000 and up

AAR Membership - 200

Years as an Agent - 25 points per year

Publicity Points
Website 50
Blog 50
Facebook 50
Twitter 50

Predators and Editors
$ red 25
$ black 50
Recommended 100
Highly Recommended 150

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Trading Cards - Colleen Lindsay

Notice the Super-Nannerpuss power she wields.