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296 Posts: Publishing
December 31, 2019
Swoon Reads 2020: 20 New Books to Fall ForTBR feeling a bit light? Never fear! There are 20 new Swoon books coming out in 2020.
October 7, 2019
Behind the Book Scenes: The Making of the Cover for THE GOOD FOR NOTHINGSCome learn how artist Markia Jenai brought the cast of The Good for Nothings to life!
October 2, 2019
AMA: Your Publishing Questions Answered (Part II)You asked, we answered. Come see the responses to your burning publishing questions.
October 1, 2019
AMA: Your Publishing Questions Answered (Part I)You asked, we answered. Come see the responses to your burning publishing questions.
September 24, 2019
AMA: Open Call for Publishing QuestionsGot a question about how book publishing works? We've got answers.
September 3, 2019
Ask an Editor: How to Come Up with Book TitlesHow do you represent an entire story in just a few eye-catching words? Here are six tips.
August 21, 2019
Behind the Scenes: Attending Conventions as a Publishing ProfessionalIf you thought going to a convention was busy as a fan, just try attending as a publishing professional!
July 30, 2019
Publishing 101: Comp Titles DemystifiedEver heard the term "comp title" and not known what the heck that was? Wonder no longer!
July 19, 2019
Publishing 101: How Selling Books is A LOT Like Making a Tinder ProfilePositioning a book to a potential buyer can a be an awful lot like filling out a dating app profile!
July 11, 2019
Swoon Author Samantha Hastings' Publishing Confessional: Lucky Number 4"The Last Word wasn’t the first manuscript that I uploaded on the Swoon website. Or second. Or third. But the fourth."
June 20, 2019
Swoon Author SM Koz: Marketing Practice Makes Almost-Perfect"Unfortunately, success in the writing world requires more than finishing a book and finding a publisher."
June 13, 2019
Swoon Author Natalie Williamson: The Road So FarThe debut author of Rules We're Meant to Break shares the Top 6 moments of her publishing journey thus far.
May 24, 2019
Publishing 101: Breaking Down the Different Book FormatsEver wondered why some books are published in hardcover and some in paperback? Val O. gives you the scoop!
May 23, 2019
Swoon Author Danika Stone: 5 Tips for Self-PromotionTo many writers, marketing is a foreign process. Check out a few tried and true tips from a pro!
April 29, 2019
Publishing 101: Do I Need an English Degree to Work in Book Publishing?Despite what you may have heard or assumed, there’s no one true path to working in publishing.
April 12, 2019
Making the Case for Standalone Fantasy: 5 Reasons Why Sometimes a Series Isn’t BetterListen, we all love a good fantasy series. But sometimes keeping a story to only one book long is the best way to go.
April 4, 2019
Behind the Book Scenes: Repackaging the Paperback Cover for BOUND TO YOUEver wonder how books covers get repackaged? Get the lowdown on the creative process here!
March 26, 2019
Publishing 101: The Timeline of Making a BookPeople are often confused why publishing a book takes so long. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the process!
March 7, 2019
Swoon Author Melinda Grace: The Journey to Writing an Own Voices Novel"The real journey began when it finally hit me that what I had written was bigger than me."
March 5, 2019
Publishing 101: How to Ace the Comp Title GameEver hear the phrase "comp title" and wonder what people were talking about? Kat B.'s got the explanation for you!
February 27, 2019
Behind the Book Scenes: The Making of the Cover Options for ROGUE PRINCESSEver wonder how an illustrated book cover is created by an artist? Get the lowdown on the whole creative process here!