Sure, authors get acknowledgement pages to wax poetic about all the many, many people who help turn a manuscript into an actual book, but sometimes an
By: Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone We’re joining you today from the land of co-writing to (hooray!!) reveal the cover for our first joint venture!
I’m crazy excited to celebrate the release of The Sleepover today—a book I had a ridiculous amount of fun writing, and hopefully one that will
Using simple math here, rather than spend $100 to market 10 books evenly (allotting $10 to each) and risk having them all slip under the radar, it’s better business for the publishers to spend $90 on one book and divide the remaining $10 among the other 9 books. It increases the odds that the featured one will get noticed and, if it’s successful, the money it makes will cover any losses or (more typically) supplement the far more modest sales the other nine achieve. Plus, the attention it receives will possibly shine light on the rest of the publisher’s offerings.
Some of my favorite ideas come in the shower, waiting for the conditioner to work its magic. So there I was, trying to brainstorm new
Today my “show biz insider-y” YA romance Map to the Stars releases (shameless sales plug: it’s only $1.99 right now for your e-reader!) and in honor of it being an unapologetically light and fun beach read, I thought I’d pick an equally frothy topic to explore today: cool and/or silly ways authors name characters.
We’ve fielded questions of all varieties about how the heck we write something as personal as a novel alongside someone else. Well, we have answers.
There are two questions I get most often from well-intentioned family and friends. The first is “You must be so rich now that your book
It’s been a dream come true seeing At Your Service on bookshelves this year, I’m having a blast in my Author-in-Residence role at my local
Last week I did a school visit where we discussed “show don’t tell”. To keep things fun, I asked a few brave 5th graders to sample
Last month I got to play Queen For The Night when my local library held the launch party for my debut novel At Your Service.
It’s my agent-iversary this month (two years since I signed with my lovely agent, Holly Root) and I’ve recently had a couple of my freelance editing