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 […]

How To Get A Book Published

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

How do you get a book published? One imperative: make sure those first ten pages hook readers. Seems Dr. Obvious, I know. But it’s not so easy. First, if we are writing alone on our writer island, we can lose perspective. I’m sure you love your main character or characters, but after edits and drafts […]