House Tour: Acquisitions

Well hello everyone, and happy Thursday. I know these are the most uncertain times we’ve ever seen and (hopefully) will ever see, but what I also know is that consistency is key for feeling stable during uncertain times. Therefore, we continue today with the next part of our Ins and Outs of Publishing series, which…

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Publishing House Tour

The publishing industry is kind of…wild. It is an intricate business, and one that often does not run like the outside world expects it to (i.e. it is s l o w in a world that expects things now, now, now. So, we’ve decided to break things down a bit. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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Toxic Romance: LGBTQ Representation

Stories with LGBTQ themes have been around since the origins of Greek mythology, but in the year 2020 it is still hard to consider LGBTQ literature as truly part of the mainstream.

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Writing a Sequel: The Toughest Job in the Biz

What is it exactly about sequels that they so often never quite live up to our expectations? The sophomore slump is mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy, getting so nervous about a follow-up piece that you fail to meet expectations. Keep on reading to discover the top five mistakes that authors make when writing a sequel.

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Literary Rights: An Author’s Minefield

When most people imagine dramatic courtroom scenes, the topic at hand is usually a gruesome murder, a salacious affair, or the conclusion to an exciting whudonit. Less imagined is the intricacies of copyright issues, a topic only a lawyer could love. Now I have to confess, as someone for whom law school was once a…

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Toxic Romance: Jealousy

In the year 2019, if you google the phrase, “Jealousy in Romance Novels” you will be met with truly endless lists of books featuring the “perfect” jealous, possessive (read: abusive) hero…and that’s it. While this isn’t a shock, it is a bit disheartening to find that there isn’t one result that points out that this isn’t an ideal trait in reality.

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