Week Ten…We’ve Got Plans!

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I don’t think I should start out by inundating you with all the things I did last week. It was a long week, I worked quite a bit trying to get things done (including the weekend, which I really try not to do) and as you read this, I’m winging my way to Toronto where I’ll be for the next three days, meeting with the rest of the team and giving a presentation updating Harlequin CEO Donna Hayes on what’s new with Carina Press. And there is definitely a lot to tell about the past two months we’ve been open: ten editors, two copy editors (don’t panic if you haven’t heard from me about your application, I’m only just starting on them), nineteen acquisitions (many of which you haven’t gotten to hear about yet), seventeen authors, 500 submissions in every genre, nearly forty blog posts, two trips (for me) to Toronto, multiple interviews, guest blog posts and invitations to attend conferences and give workshops. When you lay it all out like that, I think we’ve really accomplished a lot since we opened our doors mid-November.

And now we’re going to add one more thing…cover art! Starting this afternoon, and for each day this week, we’ll be sharing a sample cover art that one of several cover artists created. Five days, five different genres, three different cover artists (not all cover artists are represented). We know how important cover art is to both authors and readers, and we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the possibilities. If you’re an author, well, who knows, this cover art could be yours.

Opposite the cover art posts this week, I’ll also be sharing more acquisition posts from the authors who’ve joined Carina Press in the last few weeks. So stay tuned for two of our favorite things: cover art and books!

6 thoughts on “Week Ten…We’ve Got Plans!”

  1. So exciting! Thanks, Angela, for this behind the scenes look at a start-up. It’s a wonderful glimpse into publishing!

  2. Sounds great. Looking forward to it.

  3. Patrick Doris says:

    I am very interested in seeing the cover art It is so important to me as a reader.

  4. oooh, cover art! Can’t wait!

  5. Patrick – funny you should say that. As an author I agree with you 100% and I’ll be the first to admit, I aways buy my romance choices by looking at their cover. I know they say, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” and I’ve had some crummy covers, but that’s the first place I start, then I read a little inside. :)

  6. azteclady says:

    Good to know, thank you!

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