Welcome to the New Writers Interface
Welcome to the New Writers Interface. Iím Mary Rosenblum, award winning author of eight 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. Iíve taught writing for more than fifteen years and my goal here is to help you take your book through the publishing process from the draft stage through a successful self-promotion.
Why an Interface?
The publishing world is changing dramatically, as you probably know, and the window of opportunity has opened wide for the new writer these days. But great sales are not guaranteed. You have to work for them! Three key elements are still critical for your bookís success: You must tell a good story, whether itís fiction or your memoir. You must choose the right publishing option for your book. You must promote your book yourself. Nobody promotes for you any more, not even the big New York publishers. All the new options out there, from self-publishing to the many new small-press publishers, can be very daunting and thatís where I come in. Iím neither a publisher nor an agent. What I am is a writer, and as a writer, I understand what your book means to you. Iíve supported myself in this industry for a decade and a half, and I do know the business. Whether you have a finished draft or a work in progress, Iíll help you make your book as compelling as it can be. When youíre ready to publish, Iíll help you find the right publisher for you, whether thatís self-publishing as an indie author, publishing with a commercial small press publisher, or even acquiring an agent to take your book to New York. Iíll help you plan your promotional platform and advise you on how to get it set up and running. Writing and publishing can be a very lonely business. I know that. This brave new world of publishing can be very confusing if you donít know your way around. Iím with you all the way through this process Ė an interface between your dreams for your book and the publishing reality. When I take you on as my client your book and its success are as important to me as they are to you.