The Untold Tale…That Almost Went Untold

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Blog Tour, Publishing Advice | No Comments

  Guest post by Laurie McLean, Partner at Fuse Literary. Laurie represents the wonderful REUTS author, J.M. Frey. When I first read The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey, I was amazed at both its audacity and its storytelling energy. The characters were like none I’d read about in an epic fantasy novel. The hero was […]

A (Small) Update to Submissions

A (Small) Update to Submissions

Hello REUTS friends and family! We wanted to make sure everyone was aware of a new, but subtle, change to our submissions page. Unfortunately, we receive so many submissions each day, coupled with the fact that the REUTS team reads and evaluates these differently, it tends to take us a little longer than other publishing houses to […]

PRW Runner-up Tour: Nut, The Forever Lonesome Sky Goddess by Alexandra Perchanidou

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Blog Tour, Publishing Advice | No Comments
PRW Runner-up Tour: Nut, The Forever Lonesome Sky Goddess by Alexandra Perchanidou

The arches around her shone golden with each step she took towards the aisle. This was her happiest day, a day where all the gods and goddesses were not fighting, gossiping, plotting against each other. For once they would all gather and celebrate a day of happiness. A day of a wedding. Nut’s blue hair […]

What Not to do When Querying

What Not to do When Querying

Originally posted on Editorial Director Kisa Whipkey’s personal blog, we felt the post outlining what not to do when querying fit nicely with our REUTS Full-Transparency Series and, with permission, would like to share it with you all again! Below you’ll find a lot of behind-the-curtain insight for all your querying needs. Please note, since Kisa […]

The Multiple Facets of Rejection

The Multiple Facets of Rejection

With every rejection we send, we like to leave the relationship open ended, allowing authors to reach out and ask the all-important question: why was my submission not accepted? Every author runs into this question, likely multiple times throughout the course of their publishing career. Of course we can’t divulge all the specifics, but we can give a […]

“Hey, what’s taking so long?” The Delays in Publishing

“Hey, what’s taking so long?” The Delays in Publishing

In the publishing world, there’s a lot going on behind-the-scenes even when it may not look like it. In fact, the bulk of a publisher’s (or agent’s or writer’s) efforts aren’t publicly broadcasted. When an announcement is made or a book is released, it comes on the heels of weeks, or even months, of behind-the-scenes […]

Marketing Monday: Inspired by Pitch Wars

Learning how to pitch yourself is one of the most IMPORTANT skills you can cultivate as a writer. I might even go as far as to say it’s THE most important skill. Whether you’re un-agented, agented, signed, unsigned, indie or traditionally published with an impressive backlist under your belt. Hell, whether or not you’re even […]

Marketing Monday: CONTENT. Do you even HAVE it, bro?

Disclaimer: Much like Tyrion Lannister, today’s Marketing Monday post will be short and very blunt. (Prepare to get kingslapped with knowledge, interwebs!) In today’s saturated online landscape, there is only ONE thing that will put you head and shoulders above your competition: Content. Seriously, you guys–clear, reliable, quality CONTENT. That’s it. That’s the secret. Continual product. Otherwise, […]

Marketing Monday: How to Take a Kick@$$ Do it Yourself Author Photo

Think THIS. NOT this. I feel like I’ve had this conversation with my PR/marketing clients (and myself) at least a million times: Me: “You need a new author photo.” Author: “Why? The one I’ve been using is a perfectly good photo of me.” Me: “Yes, it’s a great photo of you. But it’s a posed shot taken at […]

Marketing Monday: The Art of the Press Release

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the inner-workings of the publicity business, 90% of the time new authors are put in charge of writing their own press releases. Even if you do eventually end up reaching the level of success where you can hire someone to do it for you, it’s actually STILL […]