Meet the Editors Podcast Debut – Book of Your Heart vs Book to Sell

Editors tell you to write the “story of your heart,” a tale you are inspired to tell. And then you see that all they are buying are books about vampires. How does the aspiring author resolve what to write? Does she write what’s hot? How does she know what’s hot? When does what’s “hot” suddenly cool to nothingness? Is it worth taking years to write the book of “your heart” when it does not fit into any romance category or anywhere in the bookstore. Can editors tell that you are writing to a market trend?

How do you combine commercial viability with sincere storytelling? Editors Allison Lyons and Kathryn Lye provide tips  on following trends versus a story you are passionate about writing in today’s podcast, Book of Your Heart vs. Book to Sell.

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  1. Sandii
    November 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm
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    Brilliant podcast. Thanks so much for your time.

    Sandii

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  3. Cheryl
    November 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm
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    Thank you both for your time and excellent tips. This helps explain some terms that are new to me. This is very helpful – at the other end is the reader with expectations that want to be met in new and exciting ways, with passion, honesty and warmth. Like you said – it is a fine line, and a challenge.

  4. Sascha Illyvich
    November 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm
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    I’m sure I already know the answer but I’m looking forward to either confirming my answer or seeing what new thing I can learn to sell a better boo to HQ. Thank you for your time 🙂

  5. Kathryn Lye
    November 4, 2010 at 10:32 am
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    Thanks for your kind comments. Glad to hear the podcast has been helpful! Good luck everyone!!!

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