As we go into this holiday season, there's uncertainty in the air. Will some of our favorite retailers still be around in the new year? What about our own jobs and those of our loved ones? Will our savings accounts ever recover from the beating they've taken this fall?
I believe we're in the midst of a cultural revolution, and no one knows what's going to happen next. That's scary, but it's also exciting. Each one of us has an enormous amount of power to SAY how the future's going to go, because when it's all up for grabs, people who forge ahead with vision and excitement stand out and opportunities abound.
Here at Sourcebooks, we're seeing an enormous amount of opportunity--to increase our market share, to work with talented people, and to think differently about how the book industry and marketplace can and should function.
We're particularly excited about the opportunities in the romance category, and we're acquiring aggressively:
*new authors with something distinctive and exciting in their work
*established authors who want to take a new direction or are looking for a new publishing home
*classic backlist books that have been off the market and readers and booksellers miss them
So, even with all the uncertainty ahead, you'll be seeing us building our list, building our authors, building our authors' readership.
We're looking for:
Single title romance (series/trilogies too!) in all subgenres:
minimum 90,000 words, please
*a heroine the reader can identify with
*a hero she can fall in love with
*a world gets created
*a "hook" so I can sell the book in 2-3 sentences
Send synopsis and full manuscript (Word .doc files preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Can't wait to read you! Come and dance in our revolution! (Remember the Emma Goldman quote "If I can't dance, it's not my revolution"?)
Meanwhile, have a WONDERFUL holiday season, full of love and romance.