Contracts 2.0: Signed

As some of you might know, I've been negotiating my second and third contract. Both are now nicely signed and sealed, so I'm able to go into more detail than I could previously. I had said I'd been negotiating a big change. The change? Print. Was I successful? No and I think my decision to sign... Continue Reading →

Author Spotlight: Jordan Elizabeth

  KISTISHI ISLAND A young adult novel about what happens when your imaginary friends aren’t so imaginary after all. Serena Cole can kick serious butt thanks to young women only she can see. School bullies aren’t her only problem. To shield Serena from a dark secret, her family tries to convince her that her friends... Continue Reading →

Royalty Realities

My royalties came in last week, but I've been debating how exactly to approach this post. Going into writing, there's this make it or break it mind set. It is difficult to move beyond the starving artist versus billionaire Rowling idea. Reality #1 - your first royalty payment on your first book likely won't be... Continue Reading →

Life at a Small Press

I've been at a small press for about 8 months. My experiences there have been a mix though mostly positive or neutral in tone. Several unexpected lessons popped up, and I believe anyone who finds themselves with a contract from a small press needs to consider the following. Marketing The lion's share of the marketing... Continue Reading →

5 Realities of Negotiations

1) They take time. My first negotiation took a week. This second negotiation has been ongoing for two weeks and may likely go two more at least. Now, this can be for several reasons. For me, it's a mix of wanting specific paperwork which is time sensitive and my publisher having numerous events and being... Continue Reading →

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