Category Archives: Publishing

Query Tips: Give Us a Road Map

Our editors at Forest Avenue Press are continuing to receive submissions that don’t include a paragraph about the manuscript in the query letter. In these cases, there’s usually no introduction either. No introduction means the author couldn’t be bothered to personalize a letter, but … Continue reading

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Poets & Writers

I have always, always wanted to pick up a copy of Poets & Writers with my name in it. Of course I’ve had several dreams like this that seem to be coming true in ways I never expected lately. One was … Continue reading

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Book People Have More Fun…

One of my favorite things about being a publisher is having a reason to network with booksellers, librarians, authors, and fellow publishers. My people! Readers! We had a booth at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow this weekend in Tacoma, Washington, … Continue reading

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Free Books… and Hear Me, Caffeinated

Dan Berne’s The Gods of Second Chances, my small press’ next novel release, is coming out March 1, and I have a few giveaway copies to share. Contact me if you want one, and specify paperback or ebook. Here’s the description: … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday–and a Note about Amazon’s Stocking Practices

Happy Cyber Monday! We’re offering a crazy discount today for Stevan Allred’s debut linked short story collection, A Simplified Map of the Real World–$5 off the $18 book if you buy it on our Gumroad page, plus the free ebook version … Continue reading

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My Publisher Hat

My life-long goal has been to write novels and, secondarily, have someone want to publish them. But last night, on the phone, a college sophomore called requesting to update my information. I told her I don’t work in the newspaper … Continue reading

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Wordstock 2013

Stories about stories. Stories about writers, about how publishers do what they do, and how publicists help. Stories about readers finding texts, readers greeting their favorite authors, and the next great book. Wordstock 2013, while not as well attended due … Continue reading

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