At this year's Romantic Times convention, I interviewed the New York Times Bestselling romance and mystery author Jennifer Ashley, who's published over 30 books. Romance readers, in particular, are especially voracious, and it's a challenge for writers to keep up with their demand (they easily can want to read up to four novels per year by the same author!) I asked her if she had any writing ideas which have helped to become so prolific.
Cover design can make a big difference in your sales and distribution. If a title has a great cover, the bookseller may order far more copies than the publisher ever expected - perhaps even 50,000 copies.
At this year's Romantic Times convention, BookBaby interviewed the New York Times Bestselling romance and mystery author Jennifer Ashley. We asked her what an author can expect when working with a traditional publisher.
I've always wondered why authors (particularly genre writers) use pen names, and whether it's better to use a pseudonym or pen name, or if you should write under your real name. I asked all four "writers" (e.g., Jennifer) why she write under different pen names.