By Heidi Moore On Jun 17 2013, 6:53 am
A few weeks ago, I was at a friend’s house and she brought out the book her sister-in-law wrote and had published by a very respectable New York publishing house. Since my friend knows what I do, she has been talking to me about this book and her sister-in-law’s experience for well over a year.
This time, however, my friend was not at all enthusiastic when she actually set the book in my hands. Apparently, her sister-in-law was not enjoying all the aspects of having a book out—was even regretting having gone through it all.
She worked for ten long years researching and writing the book. Had it contracted by a New York house. Went through edits and a release and the high of seeing her name in print on a cover on bookshelves everywhere. Quite an awesome accomplishment. But then the reviews started coming in.
Don’t get me wrong, the book got some really good reviews. The Washington Post called the author courageous and bold and the story touching. Library Journal called the book thoroughly entertaining and well-written. And that’s just two examples of what I would consider a successful release. Read more…
By Christa Soule On Jun 10 2013, 9:00 am
So I’m about to leave for my first real offline summer vacation in over two years. Yes, that’s how dedicated I am to Samhain and all my duckies. And of course, before I go off on this journey of seven-hour plane rides and endless museum explorations, I need to fill my e-reader up with all [...]
By Samhain On Jun 7 2013, 2:27 pm
When it comes to horror, I don’t discriminate—supernatural, psychological, Lovecraftian, werewolves, vampires, ghosts, splatter-punk, zombies, post-apocalyptic, slashers… They’re all horror, and I love them all. And I strive to ensure that Samhain Horror reflects that diverse spectrum. But right now I have my eye specifically on gothic horror, for a very special project. Gothic is [...]
By Lisa Dunick On May 22 2013, 9:02 am
I’m one of the newer editors here at Samhain, and I thought I’d take my first blog to talk a little about writing on proposal. I’ve had a few queries from authors about the possibility of contracting a book based on a proposal and sample chapters, rather than on a finished manuscript. It sounds like [...]
By Tera Kleinfelter On May 13 2013, 10:16 am
Well, it’s that time of year again…time to pitch your manuscript at conferences. I was just at RT and while I was sitting there in some of my downtime, I thought of some tips to help you when you meet with editors and agents throughout the conference season. 1. Don’t be afraid. I know this [...]
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