It suddenly dawned on me just how exciting all of this is. Holly and I have bought 75 books in the past six weeks, and signed up at least 25 short stories. Who gets to do that in publishing today? Most editors only buy between 12 and 30 books a year.
We've signed up first novelists and best-sellers writing under pseudonyms.
So much of what we've bought is really great material that just wasn't right for the current marketplace (too long or too short), and with a little guidance, we were able to turn average stuff into some incredibly creative material.
And we have a ton of books to assign, which has been so much fun. I love brainstorming with Holly, and coming up with these different takes on classic love stories. It's how we came up with the concept of doing An Officer and a Gentleman as a M/M book, which has now been delivered and is so hot, it scorches!
So watch this blog to see what else we're looking for.
As you know, I am currently editing the submissions I received for the anthology SEX AND SHOES, which is closed.
I still need stories for MEN IN SHORTS, so I'm extending the deadline until September 30.
We're putting together Christmas and New Year's anthologies, so please send us your stories.
And we'll need one Halloween story for the website.