Thursday, June 20, 2013

Interview with Imogen Rose

Today’s interview is with the multi talented and very stylish Imogen Rose. Imogen is a fascinating woman – born in Sweden, she then moved to London and received her PhD from Imperial College in Immunology, and then moved on, to New Jersey. Now, she is the very successful author of young adult series,  The Portal Chronicles. Imogen is gorgeous, has a fabulous sense of style and a sharp wit to boot. I was very happy to have the opportunity to ask her some questions about herself, her style and her work – enjoy meeting Imogen!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Self-Publishing Star Amanda Hocking Sells Next Series to St. Martin’s

Published: June 19, 2013

Amanda Hocking, who sold more than one million copies of her self-published novels before turning to a traditional publisher, has sold another series to St. Martin’s Press.

“I’ve enjoyed my work self-publishing, and I will never rule out the possibility of self-publishing something again in the future,” Ms. Hocking said in a statement, “but right now, I’d rather focus on my writing instead of stressing about formatting and pricing and book covers and finding editors.”
The new series, “Kanin Chronicles,” is a paranormal trilogy for young adults, the publisher said. The first book in the series is expected to be released in summer 2014.
St. Martin’s paid Ms. Hocking more than $2 million for the world English rights to a previous series, “Watersong.”