Tag Archives: behind the curtain

New Candlemark & Gleam Author: Lise Breakey

Candlemark & Gleam is known for finding exciting new voices. We are delighted to announce that a new member has joined the crew of our intrepid starship: Lise Breakey has come on board with her novel Unraveling Timelines, which Athena calls (in Hollywood pitch-memo-speak) “The X-Wo/Men Meet Underworld”. Lise started out writing fantasy role-playing game […]

Package Madness

Oh, the glamorous life of an editor and publisher! The long three-martini lunches! The gala events in glittering penthouses! The hours upon hours spent hunched over a table packing and labeling boxes… …what? Yeah, it’s a lot more of the latter and less of the former, at least at a small publishing house. I spent […]

More on digital printing and short-run

Remember what I said about digital printing and short-run printing? Yeah, guess what? It’s not just the little presses making use of it. You may have heard of a little outfit called Penguin – well, they’re now using Quad/Graphics to do short-run prints of many of their backlist titles. Take that, traditional supply chain!

A brief guide to queries

I’ve been diving back into the Sea of Slush these past few weeks, and I’ve noticed something interesting. Queries aren’t matching up, for the most part, with samples. I’ve had a few queries that were dynamite, but the samples that accompanied them were sadly disappointing – it’s as though the author used up all their […]

Behind the Curtain, Part 4: The Contract

In the Behind the Curtain series, we’ve discussed writing your manuscript, pitching it, and getting accepted. What happens next? This is the part where things start getting really mysterious. Even writers who’ve honed their craft for years often have absolutely no idea what happens on the business end of things, or what happens behind the […]