Line edits with Harlequin Editor Carly Silver

  Although edits are definitely hard for an author, they can also be difficult for an editor as well. Most editors will have read the manuscript through twice already, so when editing they hopefully won’t get too lost in the story and be able to focus on individual elements. Most authors consider it a great…

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Line Edit stage with Harlequin Special Edition author Amy Woods…

Publishing is definitely a business of ebbs and flows, with periods of intense activity and emails and tension followed by a lull when it’s just business as usual. The latest burst of intensity Amy Woods has been going through is the line edit stage… Reviewing the line edit–or what did you do to my baby????…

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7 Questions for Harlequin Historical author Elisabeth Hobbes

  A few weeks ago Harlequin editor Sarah Stubbs talked about acquiring debut Harlequin Historical Author Elisabeth Hobbes. Here’s some insight on how Elisabeth got to that point!  Seven Things Writers Want to Know   What got you interested in writing? Simply, I love reading and wished I could tell stories as well as the…

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Where’s Your Unpredictable? The Harlequin Editors Want to Know!

Pulling up some more old files uncovered another of our checklist/mandates from a few years ago. There are themes that work really well for us–but tell the stories in an unexpected way! This is more focused on the “unpredictable” factor. At Harlequin, editors balance two ideas–the consistent promise to our readers and the fresh, fun…

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Reka Rubin Talks About Subsidiary Rights

Subsidiary rights are all those “other” rights that aren’t the standard print or ebook rights that Harlequin itself does. So when our contract gets “world rights” that means the joint ventures, partnerships and licensees around the world can print the books in their countries.  But they can’t print every book we do in North America–and…

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Catch Up on Harlequin’s Debut and Milestone Authors!

Once again we’re repeating a HarlequinBlog because the debuts and milestones are always so impressive and we need to share! These are from March and April, so you should be able to find these books–and always digitally, of course.  Special shoutouts to Marion Lennox (100 titles!) and Cathy Gillen Thacker (110 titles!). And congratulations to…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Jill Lynn

The Love Inspired team certainly has been busy! Here’s the story of another exciting, talented debut author they’ve found! Seven Things Writers Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? I’ve always liked to write, and I read constantly. I knew I wanted to write a book someday, and I suddenly realized time was…

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What has Harlequin Editor Clio Cornish Been Acquiring?

Our London office has been busy acquiring some exciting titles. Here’s Clio Cornish (@ClioCornish, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin® KISS™ & Harlequin® Romance) giving us the scoop on  Amber Page, a fabulous new author for KISS! When I first read Amber Page’s submission to So You Think You Can Write 2013, my attention was instantly grabbed by…

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Harlequin Editors Recap Some Writing Advice Discussions

Every year or so we pick a book or two about writing, publishing, story, craft, screenplays or such, and the three offices will all read and discuss it. We’ve had some wonderful and lively discussions over the years, and here are some notes on some of the best options! WRITE AWAY by Elizabeth George Felt…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Heather Woodhaven

It’s time to celebrate another new author for Love Inspired Suspense! With their expansion to six books a month, they are definitely on the hunt for talented new authors. Here’s how she got to the sale!  Seven Things We Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? Stories can sweep you away to a…

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