BookHive August 2015 Author-Of-The-Month: Elisabeth Morten

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

When a manuscript rises to the top at BookHive that we test with our beta readers – we name that writer our Author-Of-The-Month! Three cheers for Elisabeth Morten on delivering the goods in her second book, Red Dove: Tell Truth to Darkness, in her YA trilogy. This interview covers what her book is about, her […]

Beta Readers: Why I think they matter

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I grew up thinking research was a good thing. My dad has his own high tech research company in Northern California – Bowen Research – and the general thinking was: poll a group. One person is not enough. When I plunged into making my first feature film a few years ago, like the big movie […]

Find My Audience interview

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, August 17th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I met the folks at Find My Audience at Book Expo of America 2015 in NYC. We were two companies of twenty that were invited to attend as start-ups to watch. From first impression, them seemed smart and with a really helpful product, especially for the indie author. Check out my interview below with the […]

Book Advertising – the 411

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 in Advertising, Novels, Research. No Comments

I met some fine folks from AdBiblio at the San Francisco Writers Conference this year. I’m as much in a place to learn as my fellow Authors and Readers, so sat down with Mary Beth Grossman from AdBiblio which does Book advertising online. Find out what I learned about the choices an Author has when […]

Marketing ‘yer book!

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 in Marketing, Novels, Self-Publishing. No Comments

I met Beth Kallman Werner when we both spoke on the Marketing 101 panel at the Self-Publishing Book Expo this past November in New York City. The Founder and President of Author Connections, Beth has been a professional editor and marketer for 20 years. She has worked on book marketing and special media projects with […]

Book Fair Vendor Virgin: True Story

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, October 31st, 2014 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

BookHive is still in a soft launch phase as a company. We just ‘opened the gates’ (or half way – sort of – you get it) last June. In the last year we’ve tested ten books and each process has taught me a little something about what we do (and how to do it better), […]

Book PR: The Real Deal

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, former writers group pal, recently moved to Portland from NYC, Meg Cassidy, who’s currently a Publicity Manager at Simon & Schuster. Maybe most of you are smart smarts when it comes to how PR works with one’s novel and know the deal-ee-o, but not me. So I […]

Amazing, Weird & Hard. Writing – and letting it go.

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, August 18th, 2014 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research. No Comments

Writing is amazing. And weird. And hard. Maybe in that order and then scrambled again. Well, take it back. It’s amazing at first when you get an idea. Or for me it is. I always think whatever I’ve written is my last piece, truly. But then it happens again. I’m usually sparked by some external […]