by Edie Melson @EdieMelson The publishing industry is like any other—fraught with unwritten rules and etiquette norms. Add to that the wild wild west of social media and the new writer can commit faux pas that spell career disaster. I’m grouping them together in pairs to give you an idea what works and what doesn’t. …
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