Book Trailers: Still On Trend?

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 in Marketing, Research, Uncategorized, Writing. No Comments

When you are trying to self-promote your novel, getting people interested can be hard. One of the tried and true methods to do so is to make a trailer for your book, much in the same way there are trailers for movies.  But, the average person may not have ever seen a book trailer. This […]


What’s the Deal with the New Adult Genre?

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research. No Comments

With the popularity of books like Harry Potter and Twilight peaking over the last decade or so, the genre of Young Adult (YA) has been in forefront of media attention. This genre stars characters who are the same age as their target audience of mid-teens to late-teens. But what about those readers who are slightly […]


What to Consider When Looking to Translate Your Book

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing. No Comments

If you are looking to sell your book internationally, something to consider is the option to localize your book by translating it into other languages. Translation is more than a plug and chug. Harry Potter has been translated into 68 languages and each translation needed to edit all the anagrams and acronyms so they worked […]


How To Use Dashes and Hyphens

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

One of the most confusing types of punctuation to use and become comfortable with are dashes and hyphens. It is my hope to provide you with a helpful guide—so that you too may become a dash master. Rule 1: Hyphens and Dashes are not interchangeable in formal writing (do what you’d like in your personal […]


Adjective Order: The Red Big Barn

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

Writer’s love description. When describing a given object or person a writer can use as many descriptors as they would like. This is because English allows for multiple adjectives to be listed consecutively. It was a beautiful, small, shiny, round, old coin. It was a big, dirty, old, red, wooden barn. In these examples there […]


Where to Submit Your Short Stories and Flash Fiction

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research. No Comments

You’ve written a short story. It’s amazing. It’s the best roughly 500 to 30,000 words ever put to page. You are the next Ernest Hemingway! But, first, you need to get published and have someone read your work. Here are some places to consider submitting your short stories. Contests: Sometimes different publishers, newspapers, journals, or […]


Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2017 Recap

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

This previous weekend, August 18-20th, I was lucky enough to attend the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York and represent BookHive as an exhibitor. The conference itself ran for three days, Friday through Sunday, with a few early events taking place on Thursday, and featured many speakers, talks, tables, and pitch opportunities. I, unfortunately, […]


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