So, a few things have happened recently

In case you’ve missed the tweets/Facebook posts about these things, I thought I’d put them all here for you to refer to.

Last week’s #yalitchat on Twitter now has a full transcript. An abridged post, getting to the meat of the discussion and clarifying some of the conversations, will be posted soon.

Susan Morris at the Amazon blog Omnivoracious interviewed me about writing cross-culturally.

ETA: Stephanie Kuehn over at YA Highway also interviewed me. Want to know how I became an editor? Read it all here!

And, best news of all, Tu’s spring books have gotten some really great blurbs.

On Kimberly Pauley’s Cat Girl’s Day Off:

Cat Girl’s Day Off was such a fun, adventurous romp!  I couldn’t stop reading it . . . with my cat.”—Alex Flinn, author of Beastly and Bewitching

“When I need to read something smart and funny and completely original, I turn to Kimberly Pauley. CAT GIRL’S DAY OFF is a manic, madcap adventure that satisfies from the first page to the last.”—Saundra Mitchell, author of Shadowed Summer and The Vespertine


And last but not least, on Bryce Moore’s Vodnik, #1 New York Times best-selling author Brandon Sanderson said:

“Vodnik is compelling, interesting, and darkly humorous. I think you’ll love it.”

ETA: Bryce is giving a way an advance copy of the book, so if you’d like to read it early, check out the details on Bryce’s blog!


4 thoughts on “So, a few things have happened recently

  1. Is your current response time to submissions really six months? I have an Asian steampunk in hand but I’m not sure I’m willing to wait six months before signing it. There’s an epublisher who’d take it right now.

    1. What kind of promotion, print runs, and distribution can the e-publisher offer you? That’s a decision you’ll have to make. I am slower than those e-publishers, but if it’s a book I want to work with—and it takes me time both to decide that and then to bring it to acquisition if I do—I’m pretty sure the editing you’ll get with me would be a lot more than what you’d get with an e-publisher. How many published authors do you know who will give it blurbs as-is? etc. There are a lot of advantages of going with a mainstream publisher that e-publishers simply can’t or don’t offer. It’s up to you to decide whether those advantages are worth the investment of time. And any e-publisher who tells you that the editorial process is shorter than at least nine months to a year isn’t giving you the editorial attention your book deserves.

      1. Thank you for the detailed answer. You make several good points.

        I’ll start by picking up one or two of your books (Tankborn sounds good) and see from there.

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