How much can a woman endure? How much can a man get away with? Tantalizing questions. National bestselling author Beth Kery’s Because You Are Mine dares to answer them…An outing in Paris, a luxury car, a dangerous rain-slicked street—and Francesca eagerly takes the wheel sending her and Ian spinning deliriously out of control. The risk would frighten most women. Not Francesca. It’s arousing. A moment of le petit morte that steers her relationship with Ian into a daring new direction.
Scorched by the depths of Francesca’s fresh, generous response to him, Ian begins to question his ability to keep his distance from the vibrant beauty. She’s like fire in his blood, striking a cord in him unlike any other woman, and every time he touches her, his need for total possession only mounts…
Q. What are some of the technicalities or becoming published? How would I go about submitting a manuscript?
A. The answers to this general question depends a great deal on what you want to write. A lot of research is required for your specific genre. For instance, if you’d like to do the genre “erotic romance” you would do research on what publishers release books in the category. Study the publisher website and get an idea of who they are. I would then read several books from each publisher. Decide what fits your writing and tastes the most. Then, research what the publisher requires for submission. Each one gives publishing requirements online. Most publishers require an agent for submission, but not all. A pro of agents is that they know precisely what editors are looking for your type of book, and they can get the editor to look at your submission a lot quicker than if you sent your manuscript in blind. Another thing to keep in mind is that it takes just as long (in general) to acquire an agent as it does to sell your book. Agents also have their submission requirements published online.
There are also a good many independent publishers that do not require an agent to submit your work, so check those out as well. Just be smart and wary about whom you sign with if you don’t have an agent to go through the fine print of a contract or advocate for changes for you. Consider an attorney or do your due diligence by politely writing to other authors who published there, and ask about their experience.
My general advice if you are interested in publishing is to do your research, read the other books in the genre, write what publishers want to sell, not what you want to read, and…get ready to wait. Submission times can take months and even a good part of a year. Persistence and patience are two of the most important characteristics for success in the writing business.
Q. Do You Read Your Reviews? How Do You Develop A Thick Skin?
A. It depends on my schedule how many reviews I get to read. . I do read some, but not all. I don’t really have time to read them all. I have to write and do other necessary things that an author does. As for how does an author develop a thick skin when it comes to reviews, I think it’s just experience and time. Negative reviews sting less than they used to, and super positive reviews are taken with more balance as well. You’re never going to please everyone, because every individual is different. It’s impossible to please everyone all the time. All I can do is write the best story I can. That’s what I can control.
- What to Read After Fifty Shades of Grey
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 1
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 2
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 3
- Beth Kery Interview and Giveaway week 4
- Because You Are Mine Series Reading Order
- Because You Are Mine 1: Because You Tempt Me review
- Because You Are Mine 2: Because I Could Not Resist review
- Because You Are Mine 3: Because You Haunt Me review
- Because You Are Mine 4: Because You Must Learn review