As you can imagine things are progressing fast and furious on the publishing front. I’ve filed papers for my imprint and hired a cover artist, as well as a map illustrator. The map should be ready in a few weeks. I should see a first cover design for Daughter of Destiny at the end of October. That means a cover reveal will probably happen in early- to mid-November. I should be able to put the book up for pre-sale around the beginning of November as well.
I’m also delighted to announce that Been Searching For You (formerly He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not), won the Golden Rose contest in the Contemporary Single Title category (sponsored by the Portland chapter of RWA).
It is also a finalist in the Molly contest (sponsored by the Heart of Denver chapter of RWA) in the Contemporary Single Title category. Placement will be announced in October.
In case you’re interested, I also have two new articles up:
- Historical Honey – Vowesses: The Medieval Vocation You’ve Probably Never Heard of
- Historical Novel Society – Alex Rosenberg’s The Girl from Krakow Highlights World War II Secrets and Lies
I think that’s it for now. Will keep you updated.
Wow, that IS a lot of stuff. Congratulations on the contest wins and finals – woo hoo!!!
Stupid question – filing papers for an imprint? Do you have to formalize that? Why? *feels idiotic*
Thanks, Margaret! I’m forming my imprint as a sole proprietorship to keep my business and personal finances separate. In my state (Missouri), that requires a federal tax ID, a few state states tax licenses and a filing with my local county. if you want to learn more, I recommend reading Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook: The Step-by-Step Guide to the Legal Issues of Self-Publishing by Helen Sedwick. The author is a lawyer from CA who also writes. She walks you through setting up your imprint and a host of other possible legal issues.
Ooh, thanks for the tip. That all sounds complicated, but I suppose it’s something I ought to look into.
It is, but it’s not. Just be patient and take it one step at a time. That’s what I’m doing.
I’m going to get that book. Already overwhelmed, what’s adding one more thing? 😉 Thank you for the recommendation – I shall need to discuss with the tax guru (aka my hubby) whether he thinks we should do this for me.
Of course. It’s always an individual decision, but at least you’ll be informed.