To Choose or Not Choose a Book for the Season …

on December 28, 2016

Any author can attest to the mystery of what they write and when—a little mix of muse, book contract stipulations, market trends, and desire, I presume. But what about how readers choose which of those books to read? Most days of the year, I choose what I read by impulse or nudge. A new book… Read More

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

To have or not to have … the author website

on April 14, 2015

It may be hard to believe but not even six years ago a lot of big publishing houses still weren’t sure if websites were going to be a thing—much less eBooks (don’t get me started on that). As for author websites, well, those were considered an indulgence.  So sweet if the author thought she needed… Read More