Hey, Good Morning!
If you’re reading this, you’re probably an author who has visited my website, who is looking for a way to make heads or tails of the books being published to see where your books fit, or maybe why you’ve been rejected when you were sure you hit all the marks of the publisher or line to which you submitted.
One of the problems you’re facing is the sheer volume of work out there! In the Romance genre alone, we have main stream romance, single title romance, historical romance and category romance. Category romance then breaks down into publishers and lines. And some lines have continuities, mini-series, and “flash” groupings, like Harlequin Romance’s DAYCARE DADS flash into which my October, 2007 release HER PREGNANCY SURPRISE was slotted.
It can be confusing.
The single most important thing I’ve learned in my twenty-something years in this business is this:
TO GET AND STAY PUBLISHED YOU MUST KNOW WHERE YOUR BOOK FITS
OR HOW TO MAKE YOUR BOOK FIT
OR HOW TO WRITE CONSISTENTLY TO A PUBLISHER’S NEEDS OR A LINE’S SPECIFICATIONS
OR WHAT IT TAKES TO BLAZE NEW TERRITORY
Because reader tastes change, some story types become hot or go out of fashion in the blink of an eye. So in order to consistently write books that sell, you need to keep up.
And how do you keep up? By learning to quickly analyze the books you read.
If you’re interested in learning my simple technique for analyzing, keep reading!
THE BABY PROJECT, 4/11 Lesson 1: Getting Started
SECOND CHANCE BABY, 5/11
A BABY ON THE RANCH, 6/11
All part of the BABY IN THE BOARDROOM series for Harlequin Romance!