Over on Quora, a user asked: How do you publish the first book in a series as apposed [sic] to a standalone? It's a good question, and I'm reprinting my answer: As someone who works acquisitions with publishers, my advice is: pitch the book, not the series. An entire series rarely sells all at once. [...]

8 Things Reality TV Can Teach Writers About Gatekeepers and Gatekeeping post image

I'd say that contest-based reality television is a guilty pleasure for me, except that I don't feel guilty about enjoying it. I'm talking about shows like Project Runway, Top Chef, and especially The Voice. As a reader of slush, I feel a certain kinship with the judges on these shows. They are also gatekeepers, deciding [...]

I've got an open invitation here on the blog for industry folks to tell me (and everyone) about five things they wish they’d known about the publishing industry when they started out. Today I'm pleased to have Five Truths from J.M. Frey, award-winning author of Triptych. 5 Truths of Publishing By J.M. Frey www.jmfrey.net @scifrey [...]

There's a lot going on in Gabrielle-Edits-Land. I'm working on several manuscripts for several different publishers, putting the finishing touches on my next anthology, cementing travel plans for June, and apparently buying a house (!). The news is coming too quickly to be able to devote separate posts to it all, so here's a sum-up [...]

Paul Cornell, in his Reno 2011 WorldCon report, says many things near and dear -- both to my own heart, and to my own convention-going experience. Read this and learn what these conventions are like, why we go to them and why we love them. But one particular thing he says, which I've spent several [...]


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Gabrielle Harbowy's books on Goodreads
When the Hero Comes Home When the Hero Comes Home
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When the Villain Comes Home When the Villain Comes Home
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When the Hero Comes Home: Volume 2 When the Hero Comes Home: Volume 2
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Witches, Stitches, and Bitches Witches, Stitches, and Bitches
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