A Study in Pen Names

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

What are pen names?: A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is a fake name that is used by an author when publishing their work. The result is that the author’s identity remains unknown until they decide to let the public know who they are. There are many authors who are more well known […]


Mad for #PitMad

By BookHive Admin on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in Advertising, BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Novels, Writing. 1 Comment

Alright authors, do you have a completed, unpublished, polished manuscript? Are you ready to pitch it? Are you on twitter? (If not, why aren’t you??) Then get ready, because June 8, September 7, and December 7 of 2017 are the quarterly #PitMad events. So what is #PitMad? From 8:00am-8:00pm Eastern Standard Time, authors who meet […]


A Brief Look At Writer Types

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, March 31st, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

There are many different approaches to take when attempting to write anything, be it a novel, or a play, or a poem, and so on. In this article I would like to outline briefly some of the writing styles I have encountered in my time in the writing community. Just for fun! The Straight Through: […]


Inspiration: Mania and Sustainability

By BookHive Admin on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

A week ago I was struck with the inspiration for a new novel (hallelujah!). As we writers know, this is a wonderfully exciting, coveted state to be in. I found myself seriously considering cancelling social plans to write. I’ve been bringing my laptop everywhere, just in case I find a few spare minutes to crack […]


Reading In Your Genre

By BookHive Admin on Friday, March 17th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

My reading list always feels almost overwhelmingly long. Between book recommendations from friends and the New York Times and classics I somehow didn’t have to read in school, constantly updating to include new releases, I will probably never end up completing it. But thanks to the joy of reading and discovering new worlds in books, […]


Interview with BookHive Beta Reader Jennifer Neal

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Ms. Jennifer Neal consumes books the way that most people consume popcorn at the movie theater. A Spanish teacher, teaching in Cairo, Egypt for the year, and hailing from Connecticut, Jennifer is an avid traveler. She has lived outside of the United States for over 20 years in Africa, Central and South America, and Europe […]


Interview with BookHiver Tallie Gabriel’s literary agent Alyssa Jennette of Stonesong

By BookHive Admin on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Novels, Writing. No Comments

My literary agent Alyssa Jennette of Stonesong Literary Agency graciously answered the following questions for BookHive. She’s full of expert advice for authors seeking representation, killer book recs, and she’s an overall stellar person to know! Alyssa Jennette of Stonesong Literary Agency TG: What was your path to becoming a literary agent? AJ: My path […]


BookHive Author Christine Whitehead Signs with Brower Literary

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

Good news! Christine Whitehead, who had previously tested her book on BookHive, has signed with Brower Literary. Christine is a native of New England, who practices law and is a lover of horses. Her upcoming book, Hemingway’s Daughter, is a historical fiction novel about the life of author Ernest Hemingway and his fictional daughter. In […]


Writing a Query Letter

By BookHive Admin on Monday, February 27th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

If you’re an author trying to go the traditional publishing route, you’ll need a literary agent. And to get a literary agent, you’ll need a query letter. So what is a query letter? It’s essentially a one-page cover letter for your manuscript. It’s NOT the synopsis – many agents will ask for that as well, […]