Posts Tagged ‘publishing’

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For the King: the paperback is coming to a bookstore near you!

On July 5, on the day after my birthday! Here is a preview of the trade paperback cover, very similar to that of the hardcover. And a link to the book trailer. More news soon



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Breaking news: Jane Austen was human!

It has made the rounds of the major media worlwide (see the BBC, for instance.) Even Le Monde mentions it, and yet Jane Austen is not a household name in France. In 21st century parlance, the story has become “viral.” So yes, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, of Oxford University, reveals that Jane revised her manuscripts, as […]



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For the King: picked by the Philadelphia Examiner as a “hot summer read”

Isn’t this great news? Here is what the Examiner writes: “Historical fiction fans will be transported to the corrupt world of 18th century Paris in this fast-paced novel, which chronicles the aftermath of an assassination attempt on Napoleon Bonaparte and the hunt by police inspector Roch Miquel to find who did it. A complicated love […]



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Louise de Kéroualle, Charles II’s French mistress: a discussion with Susan Holloway Scott

Every time I visit the Getty Center in Los Angeles, I pay a visit to the splendid portrait of Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by Sir Peter Lely. I knew of my countrywoman Louise, royal mistress, French agent in London and one of the 17th century’s famous beauties. However, when I read Susan Holloway […]



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Publishers Weekly calls FOR THE KING “a gripping historical”

The Publishers Weekly review, released a month or two before publication, is a milestone in every book’s journey. PW is, of course, a major trade magazine targeted at publishing professionals, librarians and booksellers. People whose opinion is crucial to the success of a book.



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Book promotion, Die Braut des Jakobiners, foreign rights and various updates

As you probably know, many traditional media have cut down on their book review sections (sad, it was always the first section I read in my Sunday paper). Fortunately for writers and readers alike, literary bloggers have stepped in. We now have many more outlets, run, often without any expectation of profit, by people who […]



Mistress of the Revolution: the paperback is coming!

So my publisher tells me. It will be printed in a few days! Sometimes the paperback cover of a book can be quite different from that of the hardcover edition. This is not the case here, which suits me very well since using a detail of Fragonard’s wonderful Stolen Kiss as my first novel’s cover […]



The economics of writing

So you want to write a historical fiction bestseller? Sarah at Reading the Past gives you the recipe: having already written a few bestsellers, OR writing the sequel to a bestseller, OR being a celebrity, OR, failing the above, writing a wonderful book that appeals to a wide audience and garners stellar reviews and literary […]



More book covers

This time I won’t be talking about my own book covers, but about those of fellow writer Michelle Moran. Michelle is, of course, the author of the best-selling histotical novel Nerfertiti. Her forthcoming second novel, The Heretic Queen, deals with another Egyptian queen, Nefertari. She has many fascinating insights to share about her book covers […]



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For The King: the search for the cover is on!

I am in the process of revising For The King based on the notes of my editor, Julie Doughty. And even though my publication date is ten months away, the team at Dutton is already thinking of the cover design. As I did for the cover of Mistress of the Revolution, I sent in several […]