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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2018, 06:55:07 PM »
I have a newsletter under my publishing name (I also publish a handful of other authors). We have 560-something subscribers, which I realize is a drop in the bucket compared to some, but we have very little attrition, and good click- and open-rates. Do you also have a newsletter?
i'm putting some together now. do you have any upcoming sales to promote?

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« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2018, 07:20:05 PM »
I don't at the moment, because we're just coming off a holiday sale. What sort of date are you looking at?

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #27 on: January 01, 2018, 07:48:43 PM »
I have a book that I thought fit into the women's let category, but I'm not really sure.  It's actually tough to slot just because it really doesn't fit anywhere.  The protagonist is 16, so that right there kind of disqualifies it as women's lit(?).  It's her story as a captive in a human trafficking ring and her subsequent escape.  Centers around her emotional and psychological struggle of keeping her sense of self and then her eventual escape and having to face her tormentor in the end because there is no other way to end his reign of terror.  I currently have it under young adult thriller, which I didn't even know existed until recently.

The problem with slotting it is that it's told from the victim's point of view and she becomes her own hero.  There is a sub-plot about people looking for her and such, but the story is about her and her fight and her victory.  And it's kind of deep thematically for a thriller. (What is the true nature of justice?)

Am I barking up the wrong tree here or is this a possible fit for what you have in mind?  (Broken Wing in my little list below)

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2018, 09:48:43 AM »
I have a book that I thought fit into the women's let category, but I'm not really sure.  It's actually tough to slot just because it really doesn't fit anywhere.  The protagonist is 16, so that right there kind of disqualifies it as women's lit(?).  It's her story as a captive in a human trafficking ring and her subsequent escape.  Centers around her emotional and psychological struggle of keeping her sense of self and then her eventual escape and having to face her tormentor in the end because there is no other way to end his reign of terror.  I currently have it under young adult thriller, which I didn't even know existed until recently.

The problem with slotting it is that it's told from the victim's point of view and she becomes her own hero.  There is a sub-plot about people looking for her and such, but the story is about her and her fight and her victory.  And it's kind of deep thematically for a thriller. (What is the true nature of justice?)

Am I barking up the wrong tree here or is this a possible fit for what you have in mind?  (Broken Wing in my little list below)

i think a young mc doesn't automatically make it ya. it might be litfic. definitely sound like thriller.

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2018, 12:02:46 PM »
You might want to check out Suanne Laqueur, an awesome client of mine:

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Suanne Laqueur is your client too?! I just finished THE MAN I LOVE and oh my, everyone needs to go read that book now.
Twisty plots with smart heroines, haunted heroes, ancient feuds, forbidden love, magic, and revenge.
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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2018, 04:21:36 PM »
I don't at the moment, because we're just coming off a holiday sale. What sort of date are you looking at?
i think i may do a few in the next couple months....

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2018, 09:24:34 AM »
so  i'm putting a few different newsletters together,   but in the meantime i'm creating a list of writers in my genre on twitter. i figure in-genre retweets make more sense because we have similar audiences.

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2018, 08:31:47 AM »
anyone else?

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2018, 11:09:20 AM »
still looking

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2018, 12:27:49 PM »
I started off writing women's lit fic, but have since switched to children's fiction. I have series of short chick lit books, too. My collection of short stories, Learning to Fly (the dark blue one in my sig line) is mostly women's lit fic, though I tend to write from the guy's perspective. Lol


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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 09:06:07 AM »
Hi, Katie. I write historical romance but have a women's fiction book in the works. Is this something you'll be doing continually? Meaning, if a bit down the road you might still be looking for more authors to join in?

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Re: women's literary fiction, NOT romance
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2018, 04:45:26 PM »
Hi, Katie. I write historical romance but have a women's fiction book in the works. Is this something you'll be doing continually? Meaning, if a bit down the road you might still be looking for more authors to join in?
sure. i'm doing some swaps now and if it goes well, i'll do more.