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What an editor looks for and why

This should really be called what a commercial editor looks for, as that's what I'm talking about here! As part of my day job as a fiction editor, I need to commission a certain amount of titles per year to make sure that our division of the company makes money. This is, in fact, a… Continue reading What an editor looks for and why

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The importance of covers in commercial fiction

In commercial fiction, the importance of book covers cannot be underestimated. Think about it โ€“ youโ€™re walking through a bookshop, and what do you immediately see? Jacket after jacket, all clamouring for your attention like over-excited puppies in a pet shop (with less yapping). Covers are the main selling point for retailers, and the absolute… Continue reading The importance of covers in commercial fiction