Deciding on an Editor

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

So you’ve finished your manuscript, you’ve written and rewritten, you’ve had beta readers test it, you’ve made every member of your family read it, and then you’ve rewritten it some more, what is the next step? A next step would be to consider looking for a good editor. Before you begin your search, you need […]

Interview with Penguin’s Brian Geffen

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, November 7th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and befriending Brian Geffen, editor at Penguin Random House’s children’s division, called Philomel. He is a smart, friendly, wonderful person and was kind enough to answer some questions for BookHive. Here’s how that conversation went down: Tallie: How long have you been in publishing? How long have you […]

On Taking Professional Critiques

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Writing. No Comments

So you’ve written your book. Amazing! Congratulations! Maybe it’s even your second or third book, you total rockstar. If you already have a literary agent, then chances are the two of you are already talking about how to proceed. But if you don’t…now what? Are you ready to send a query and sample pages, or […]