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 […]


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, […]


Finding Motivation When You Feel Like You Just CAN’T

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

It’s no secret that the political climate in our country lately has been…less than comfortable. It’s easy to feel totally trapped and caught in this bubble, and perhaps overwhelmed by the prospects of what’s to come. While traveling, I learned that so much of the world looks to America to foreshadow their own political movements, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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