Kate Waite: Beauty Unfolding published by Morgan James

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, January 30th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

My mother met Kate Waite last year and first told me about her inspirational story which resulted in her writing the book Beauty Unfolding which was published by Morgan James last year. Personally, I’ve been reading the book and have found a lot of nuggets of wisdom. My interview below with Kate covers her process, […]

Author Spotlight Fay Wolf – New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else)

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, January 18th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I know Fay Wolf back from the college acting school days when we’d run around barefoot and feel our feelings in a Boston classroom. Today, Fay is still being creative and my eye caught the title of her first non-fiction book – New Order: A Decluttering Handbook For Creative Folks (And Everyone Else). The subject […]

How BookHive finds, vets, and refines our beta readers

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I soft launched BookHive about a year and a half ago. We do beta reader research for authors with Fiction, YA/Middle Grade and Memoir manuscripts. I’ve learned a lot about what makes a great beta reader and am still learning. Our results for each testing are a 35+ page report full of feedback, both qualitative […]

BookHive author Leisl Kaberry: YA book Ormnhi Moon published this month

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, January 8th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

BookHive tested Leisl Kabbery’s second book in her YA series Titanian Chronicles, and I’ve since been super impressed by her ability to promote and connect with other authors, especially on social media. The book we tested Ormnhi Moon, is being released this month. Leisl was one of BookHive’s authors-of-the-month and a favorite of our beta […]

Author-of-the-Month: Derek Bergman

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, January 4th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I met Derek Bergman at the fiction writers conference weekend at the New York Writers Workshop (a great, informative resource to check out – www.newyorkwritersworkshop.com) We tested his book (then titled Lost and Found) six months ago. Then he came back to BookHive, incorporated some of the changes from the testing, renamed it Edge of […]

BookBar Denver: An Indie Bookstore and wine to boot!

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I became acquainted with Nicole Sullivan, Founder and Owner of BookBar in Denver, at the Book Expo of America 2015. I still read mostly non digital books and love myself a real bookstore, and loved the concept behind BookBar. More below on BookBar, Nicole, and how she supports indie authors and her community! … Jennifer […]

Hooking Readers: The First Ten Pages of Your Book

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, December 7th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

The first ten pages of your book is hard. You have to accomplish a lot. For most of the books I’ve tested through BookHive, I’ve seen responses of indifference or even dislike of most people’s first ten pages from our beta readers. And these could have even been books they liked overall. I have also […]

NYWW Non-Fiction Agent Panel

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I always learn something at every panel I attend. I still get giddy, actually! Inevitably I wait for that rogue audience member who asks something obtuse and experience the group squirm. But still, that’s what’s fun about panels and people trying to learn and others trying to educate. You never know what will happen. Perhaps […]

BookHive Author Donna Everhart to be published by Kensington in 2016

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Working with author Donna Everhart has been a true joy. I loved reading her book A BLACK WATER SEASON and was equally pleased when our BookHive beta readers were equally enthralled. Please check out the interview below as she discusses her writing process and that delicious moment she was picked up by a publisher for […]