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262 Posts: Publishing
September 27, 2018
Swoon Author Devon Taylor: Marketing Yourself as a Writer Without Feeling IckyPromoting your work online is hard and often stressful. Devon Taylor has some advice for how to find the right balance.
August 17, 2018
A Day in the Life of a SwoonternEver wonder what it's like to be the Swoon Reads intern? Javi B. breaks down a typical day in the life!
August 2, 2018
Swoon Author Devon Taylor's Editing Update: When Things Click Into PlaceEditing is hard, but luckily you don't have to do it alone. The author of The Soul Keepers shares his editing journey.
July 25, 2018
5 Truths About Working in Publishing That May Surprise YouThe publishing process is a LOT longer than most folks think, and no we don't just sit around reading all day (we wish).
June 29, 2018
Eat, Sleep, Read (and Read, and Read): 7 Things I Learned in My First Year in PublishingBelieve it or not, you should NOT take home every free book you can. And yes it's true: Book people are the best people.
June 18, 2018
Guest Author Aminah Mae Safi: Ask Why, Not HowI’ve gotten a lot of questions, as people have begun reading my debut Not the Girls You're Looking For...
June 15, 2018
Swoon Author Alex Evansley: Publishing Confessional, Take TwoI’ll be honest in saying that when I initially submitted the OG draft of Love Scene, Take Two to...
January 25, 2018
Swoon Author Claire Kann: Publishing Confessional — Behind the Swoon (Please Don’t Sue Me VH1!)You decide to try to be a writer and get published. You give this dream your all. You forsake sleep...
December 8, 2017
Swoon Design: The Art of PinspirationHello Swoon! My name is April Ward and I'm an Art Director for the Macmillan Children's Publishing Group...
November 28, 2017
How to Speak Publishing (Part III)Let’s face it—sometimes editors, agents, and authors sound like they’re speaking a foreign language. There’s so...
October 11, 2017
Publishing Behind-the-Scenes: Inside the Frankfurt Book FairHello Swoon Readers! I'm the Executive Director of Subsidiary Rights at Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, which means, among...
September 13, 2017
Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: A Q&A with Pre-Pub Maggie and Post-Pub MaggieBefore I started this publishing journey, I had very specific, sometimes tough questions about how the publishing process would pan...
August 14, 2017
Tours 'R' Us: The 411 on Literary Road Trips, from a Publicist's POVRegularly heard ‘round Publicity Row—that corner of the Flatiron Building populated by suitcase-towing, caffeine-powered elves—is the exclamation, “I...
July 27, 2017
Swoon Author Katy Upperman: A Day in the Life of a Nearly Published AuthorHi Swoon Friends! With Kissing Max Holden less than a week from publication (!!!) I thought it’d be fun to...
June 22, 2017
Swoon Author Jennifer Honeybourn's Editing Update: It Takes a VillageThank God for editors. This is my first time through the publishing process, so every step of this journey is...
June 14, 2017
Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Blood, Sweat, and TearsI love working on a new project, just sitting down, putting my fingers to the keys, and letting whatever happens...
May 30, 2017
Pulling Back the Curtains: What Is Managing Editorial?When I tell people I work in publishing, they immediately assume I’m an editor. Um, sort of, I’ll...
February 27, 2017
Why Adults Should Read YA — and Where to StartWe all know that much of the audience of young adult books are young adults themselves. But there’s absolutely...
February 15, 2017
Writing Will Always Welcome You BackHello Swoon Readers and Happy February! In fact, Happy 2017. I know we’ve been apart for quite some time...
February 8, 2017
Editors are Like Snowflakes – Each One is UniqueFact: Editors do not come from an editor factory. Fact: We don’t even all graduate from the same program...
January 3, 2017
How to Speak Publishing (Part II)One of most intimidating parts of the publishing process is trying to figure out what the heck everyone is talking...