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New publishing option and two hot markets: Editor's Notes #233
April 15, 2017
Hello,

No letter from a lover is ever more welcome, brings more joy, than a publisher's expression of interest does to a new author!
—Judith Brocklehurst


In this issue:

1. New publishing option and two hot markets
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site
4. Writing prompt

1. New publishing option and two hot markets
Recently a writing friend and mentor asked me to nominate her book for KindleScout. I had never heard of this new publishing option before, but I’m glad now that I have. KindleScout is for those with a text of 50,000 words or more. Categories besides General Fiction and Literature include Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Teen, and Young Adult.

Your book must be professionally copyedited using the Chicago Manual of Style. (Yes, I do a professional copy edit, and yes, I use the Chicago Manual of Style.) Your entry must also have a title and cover image, a one-liner of no more than 45 characters, a description of the book of no more than 500 characters, your photo and bio of no more than 500 characters, and a thank you note of no more than 500 characters to be sent to those who vote for you.

Yes, vote.

If Amazon accepts your book, it is put up for voting. Books that get enough votes based on the list of items above, get a contract. I’ll leave it to you to look up the other details.

I have also received news of two hot markets, which means two publishing companies that are accepting unsolicited manuscripts right now. They are both publishing books for children. See Interesting Web sites below for more information.

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2.Tickled my funnybone
When Moses makes his tea, Hebrews it.

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3. Interesting Web site

More information on KindleScout https://kindlescout.amazon.com/about

Charlesbridge https://www.charlesbridge.com/

RippleGrove Press http://www.ripplegrovepress.com/

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4. Writing prompt
April is poetry month, so I’m giving you two pairs of rhyming words. But don’t think you have to use them in a poem. As always, use them as you will.

door/more

phone/moan

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