Welcome to the New Writers Interface
Welcome to the New Writers Interface. I’m Mary Rosenblum, award winning author of many SF and mystery novels published with New York publishers and overseas, as well as dozens of short stories that have been published in major magazines all over the world. I’ve taught writing for more than fifteen years and I've become a Literary Midwife.
What's a Literary Midwife?
That’s me! I’ve supported myself as an author for nearly two decades, and as a writing teacher, I've worked with dozens of new authors over the years. I got tired of seeing my students get scammed by 'agents' and later on, 'publishers' who charged a ton of money for poor quality services and left that author feeling like a failure when his or her book sold only a handful of copies. I hate that. So I decided it was time to offer hopeful new writers some help. I bring a career’s worth of experience and knowledge about today’s publishing world to you, to help you publish and promote your book effectively and safely in today’s brave new publishing world. You don't have to go it alone, you don't have to reinvent the wheel. We can do it together, and I'll tell you what has worked for other new authors...and what has not.
It’s an exciting time for new writers as the publishing world expands to offer you a host of new opportunities. But this publishing sea is full of sharks and it’s easy to spend a lot of money and find that you’ve wasted it. I am a quality content and developmental editor and I constantly review book publishers, cover artists, and other providers to find quality services for authors.
Promotion is the author’s job today and very few new writers have a clue about how to effectively reach new readers. I’ll help you navigate the self-promotion maze and learn how to reach as many interested new readers as you can. We’ll make it work for you with the time you have to spend.
I'm a writer. I know what your book means to you. I know how much mine mean to me. Together, we’ll make your book as effective and compelling as it can possibly be and get it out there safely to delight new readers.
I’m with you every step of the way!
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