The hard truths of publishing right now

There are some realities in publishing that are tough right now… Format Original trade paper is now the way to go with many debuts. Hardcover is a tough sell and no one wants to be placing their authors out of the market. The traditional approach (hardcover release followed by paperback a year later) is nowContinue reading “The hard truths of publishing right now”

What do agents and editors want? Writers, you tell us

The truth is no one knows what they want until they see it. Editors and agents always say they are looking for a compelling story, great voice, proper pace, believability–and excellent writing. However, no one can say exactly what that will be until it lands in their inbox. This isn’t the industry being fickle, it’s whatContinue reading “What do agents and editors want? Writers, you tell us”