{Coffee with Kara}: Knowing Your Place — Age Categories & Genre

{Coffee with Kara}: Knowing Your Place — Age Categories & Genre

In a query letter, authors are often instructed to include the book's details -- title, word count, age category, and genre. This is to help the editor know internally where the book belongs in terms of imprints; it helps marketing know how to promote the book, and it helps booksellers know where to shelve your book in stores / libraries.

{Coffee with Kara}: Revise & Resubmit, Please!

{Coffee with Kara}: Revise & Resubmit, Please!

Recently, one of my authors asked me: Why would you send an R&R rather than offer a contract and work with the author on the issues during developmental or content edits? And I thought: What a great blog post idea! So, here we are ­čÖé What exactly is an R&R? In publishing, an R&R stands [...]

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday

This month's Wishlist Wednesday is a special call for submissions from our Editorial Director, Kara Leigh Miller! Snow got you stranded? Ski trip didn't go quite as planned? Family drama ruining Christmas dinner?  Praying for a Christmas miracle? Looking for that perfect gift for that special someone? We want to see it! That's right--We're looking Christmas [...]