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COVID-19 Statement and Update

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This is an uncertain time for a lot of us. As I type this, I’m in my living room with my kids nearby, doing a video call with their music teacher. My spouse is preparing for an online meeting as well.

We’re the lucky ones.

We have the luxury, the privilege, of all working from home. I already do, and we live in a school district that can provide technology and food for every student, free of charge. My spouse works for a state educational agency. We have good enough health insurance to...

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Point of View: What lesfic has meant to me

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The first LGBTQIA+ book I read wasn’t gay literature or MM romance.

That might come as a surprise to people. Most of my books thus far have had relationships between men (and occasionally between men and nonbinary folks). My publishing career started with a book that included a romance between two men.

MM Romance and other gay fiction are pretty prominent in LGBTQIA+ publishing. One might assume the reason I wrote my first novel was an extensive history of reading and writing about men.

One would be wrong.

All of my firsts have been books about...

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2019: A Wrap-Up

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It’s the cusp of a new decade (okay, I realize not exactly, but most people see it that way). It’s been quite a year.

 



It’s been rocky in the book world lately, and indeed in the world at large. We’re all feeling the strain of recent events, whether in the physical environment, the political sphere, or our workplace.

For me, books have always been my happy place. Sometimes, we just need to escape to somewhere else for a while. We need to know that the good guys will defeat the evil forces....

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Stay Calm and Buy Books on Black Friday

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It’s Black Friday, and many people will be out shopping today in big stores, searching for good deals. But did you know that many of your own friends may be self-employed, freelance, or independent? This is a good day to ask them if they’re offering any sales or deals too.

Marketing books is hard at the best of times. It requires most of us to put ourselves out there and ask people we know (or barely know) to buy our work. And a book is more than a product manufactured and sold by...

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Affordable Books: the cost of publishing

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One of the things that makes publishing a challenge is bringing great books to people at an affordable cost. This is always a tricky balance because if the books sell at too low a price point, the publisher takes a loss and often can’t afford to remain open. This has happened to countless small presses as the cost of publishing rises and sales dip.

It can be disappointing to see a favorite author’s new release at a price out of reach because everyone’s been hit so hard in our economy. We all have...

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