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MARKETING LEADS FOR WRITERS

Readers: Interested in mysteries set in Key West? How about the Ozarks? Looking for books for the rugrats in your life? Review sites, interview sites and blogs looking for authors, writing tips and…Continue

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Started Sep 8, 2012

FRIDAY ROUND-UP

On the Friday Round-Up, find out what sites still have interview slots open until the end of the year. Also, writing books are being offered free at one site listed.…Continue

Started Aug 31, 2012

FRIDAY ROUND-UP

There's a new feature over at the Oak Tree Press site. It's called Friday Round-Up and it lists sites our authors have blogged or been featured at during the week. There's a ton of good info here,…Continue

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Started Aug 24, 2012

 

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Jul 6

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

THE POLITICS OF PUBLISHING

Ever since Amazon legitimized self-publishing, small publishing houses and Big Publishing have been reeling from the impact. Big Publishing's answer was to first discredit authors who took control of their careers, then sought to keep prices high on e-books so agents and publishers could continue to reap profits.Small publishing continued as if nothing really changed. Indie houses have been ignored by book chains and small press authors are often barred from panels and signings at conferences…See More
Oct 13, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

YOU CAN'T PROMOTE WHAT DOESN'T EXIST

The world of publishing is very much like playing craps in Vegas. No matter how hard a writer evaluates a publishing house or tries to predict its future success before signing on the dotted line, the industry itself is as consistent as a roll of the dice.There are calculations you can make based on factors such as the length of time the house has been in business, the size of its stable of authors, the number of titles and presence on the Internet. But, getting information on sales stats or…See More
Sep 13, 2013

Author
Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE?

Independent presses have a lot to offer today's aspiring authors. The slush pile is smaller and the chance for an unknown, untried author to get a contract is greater. Unlike large publishing houses, there's still very personal interaction between editors and writers. Unlike self-pubbed books, the publishing house takes care of cover art, lay-out, printing and distribution. Authors are nurtured and a bond builds between the author and publisher.What most authors fail to realize is that they are…See More
Aug 13, 2013

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READING BETWEEN THE LINES

I heard a quote the other day stating that fiction is more “real” than non-fiction because, in writing fiction, it's easier to tell the truth.Think about it. If you're writing non-fiction, you have to stick to the facts. There's no way a writer can go inside the mind of the subject and detail how decisions are made. Only actions and consequences are recorded. One can surmise, conjecture, and deliberate, but will never really know the truth.Fiction writers, like myself, are allowed to creatively…See More
Jul 18, 2013

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LOOKING TO THE PAST

What happens when something you love becomes WORK?Yes, that's my current dilemma. I love to read (who doesn't?) and mystery has been my favorite genre until I became acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. The manuscripts came fast and furious, box loads via snail mail, cyber submissions filled my e-mail. All of a sudden I was forced to speed read the first 30 pages, make decisions like a Roman emperor: thumbs up or thumbs down? Then I had to break the news, good or bad to struggling authors.…See More
Jun 2, 2013

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OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

Sound familiar? Dr. Seuss wrote the poem as an inspiration and promise to children.Writers go to many places, often inside our heads but sometimes to book signings, conferences, libraries and Starbucks. Usually we pay our own way just for the opportunity to put our books in front of readers.Imagine my shock and disbelief when I was contacted by the Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference and invited to be a speaker. They apologized that they wouldn't be able to pay for anything but airfare. Were…See More
May 6, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

ARE YOU A HIGH MAINTENANCE AUTHOR?

If you love to read, then the job of acquisitions editor for a small press is a dream come true. If you hate to dash dreams, are easily swayed or thin-skinned, find another occupation.I am the gatekeeper who stands between you and the publisher. The publisher concentrates on production and relies on me to take queries and make decisions based on the needs of the publishing house. We share a vision and it's my job is to find manuscripts for that vision.So, read the guidelines and study titles…See More
Apr 13, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

WHY YOU GOT THAT REJECTION LETTER

You've worked hard on your query. You followed all the “rules” you read in writing magazines. You've sweated blood to create a great opening, to get the synopsis down to a page. I'm the acquisitions editor who received this carefully constructed letter.To be honest, before I read your synopsis, I googled your name. Where is your website? I didn't see a blog. You're on Face Book—I'm not impressed. There was no activity indicating that you read and comment with the writing community. I'm not just…See More
Mar 2, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

Since I’ve taken on the rewarding task of acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press, people often ask me, “What do you think is the future of publishing?”I suppose I could look into my crystal ball if I had one handy, or I could get my alter ego Christy Bristol to draw up an astrology chart (what sign would books come under? Probably Libra). But, the fact of the matter is that this industry is in so much flux that there’s no telling where any of us will be in a decade.Okay, let’s start from the…See More
Feb 2, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

CATEGORICALLY SPEAKING

So, I got these two kittens a few months back. Ragamuffin is a torty; Rusty is orange and fluffy. They were rescued from a stray cat's litter.I'm trying hard not to be an over-protective mother. When Rusty, the clueless male, climbed up to the top of the tree, I had the crazy idea to send his much more sensible sister to fetch him down. She obeyed and went to the rescue like a St. Bernard.Which left me to wonder: when did I acquire cat-logic? Was it after the fifth feline over the years or the…See More
Jan 18, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

YOU'VE CHANGED—HAS YOUR WEBSITE?

Websites are now as important for establishing identity as a birth certificate or a driver's license. Yet, I've noticed that once an author puts one up, the site is often forgotten and neglected.I research authors when they send me query letters in my capacity as acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. I like to know who I'm dealing with and, short of doing a background check, websites are all I have to give me an inkling of their accomplishments up to this stage in their careers.When all of us…See More
Jan 2, 2013

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

NO EASY CONSCIENCE

I'm having a problem with “No Easy Day,” the novel written by a member of SEAL Team 6. No, I haven't read it and I don't intend to. I already know how the story ends.What eats into me is that the book was written in the first place. As a Navy veteran, I am dismayed that a member of that elite squad would break the code the SEAL Team holds dear. Operations are covert. Like Fight Club, the first rule is you don't talk about Fight Club.As an American, I am appalled that this one person would…See More
Dec 13, 2012

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Sunny Frazier posted a blog post

REMEMBER THE PUEBLO?

Remember the Maine, the Alamo, Pearl Harbor. But, for years the Pueblo Incident, as it was dubbed, has been buried under the carpet and consciousness of the American public.I am a member of Post 3 of the American Legion, Hanford, CA. In our post is a diminutive man with a gray flowing beard and the Legion Motorcycle Riders nickname “Critter.” At every meeting there is a chair that is draped with a black cover reminding us of the POW's who remain unaccounted for. Critter is one who came back.The…See More
Nov 11, 2012

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Favorite Book
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
About Me:
Navy vet, former journalist, former narc secretary who now writes in the mystery genre and adds my knowledge of astrology in the books. Fun stuff.

Acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press
Website or Blog:
http://www.sunnyfrazier.com

Sunny Frazier's Blog

THE POLITICS OF PUBLISHING

Ever since Amazon legitimized self-publishing, small publishing houses and Big Publishing have been reeling from the impact. Big Publishing's answer was to first discredit authors who took control of their careers, then sought to keep prices high on e-books so agents and publishers could continue to reap profits.

Small publishing continued as if nothing really changed. Indie houses have been ignored by book chains and small press authors are often…

Continue

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 9:30pm

YOU CAN'T PROMOTE WHAT DOESN'T EXIST

The world of publishing is very much like playing craps in Vegas. No matter how hard a writer evaluates a publishing house or tries to predict its future success before signing on the dotted line, the industry itself is as consistent as a roll of the dice.

There are calculations you can make based on factors such as the length of time the house has been in business, the size of its stable of authors, the number of titles and presence on the Internet. But, getting information…

Continue

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 9:30pm

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE?

Independent presses have a lot to offer today's aspiring authors. The slush pile is smaller and the chance for an unknown, untried author to get a contract is greater. Unlike large publishing houses, there's still very personal interaction between editors and writers. Unlike self-pubbed books, the publishing house takes care of cover art, lay-out, printing and…

Continue

Posted on August 13, 2013 at 9:30pm

READING BETWEEN THE LINES

I heard a quote the other day stating that fiction is more “real” than non-fiction because, in writing fiction, it's easier to tell the truth.

Think about it. If you're writing non-fiction, you have to stick to the facts. There's no way a writer can go inside the mind of the subject and detail how decisions are made. Only actions and consequences are recorded. One can surmise, conjecture, and deliberate, but will never really know the…

Continue

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 1:00pm

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At 10:49am on July 6, 2014,
Publicist
Cold Coffee Press
said…

Please come promote your books at the Cafe: http://coldcoffeecafe.com/

At 9:08am on September 19, 2012,
Blogger
Sally
said…

Hey again..! :)

Thanks for the follow. I would love to hear about the new blogs from you..! 

At 4:59pm on September 15, 2012,
Blogger
Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to bookblogs..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 
I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in
    P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)
thanks <3

At 12:36pm on July 12, 2012,
Author
Timothy Justice Desmond
said…
On shy about getting friends.... I will tap into "list" here as you suggested. Thanks also for the tag/post above to my Book Blog site on "brand."
At 7:17pm on July 8, 2012,
Author
Timothy Justice Desmond
said…

Hi pard.  Things are going sort of crazy last couple days as I tied in with Book Blog site. I am getting a lot of welcomes. Overwhelming welcomes. Tim

At 6:54pm on December 5, 2010,
Author
Holli Castillo
said…
Sunny, I think I will repost the blog on promotion here if I can figure out how to do it. I'll let you know if I achieve success.
At 12:46pm on July 19, 2010,
Author
Marja McGraw
said…
Sunny, Last night I was tired and gave you the easy answer about links on my website. So today, let me give you the better answer. I read one of your books recently, and really enjoyed it. I'll be reading more of your books. That's why I'll be putting your link on my website. They're authors I enjoy reading, and that now includes you.
At 10:17pm on July 18, 2010,
Author
Marja McGraw
said…
You want it? You got it. I'll go in and add it tomorrow. I'm not sure when you went to the website, but I updated it and published this afternoon. So it may look totally diffferent now than when you looked at it.

I thought I'd try blogging this weekend, but ended up spending the whole time on the website.
At 1:16pm on July 12, 2010,
Author
Marja McGraw
said…
I do, I do! I met with Oak Tree Press at a conference in Las Vegas and before the day was over they offered me a contract for Bogey Nights! LOL I thought I was going to have a panic attack while driving home. The book is due out around mid-August, it's a mystery about a Humphrey Bogart look-alike and his wife, and it's lighter with a little humor. I'll be updating my website this week, so if you have a chance toward the end of the week (or now) please visit me at www.marjamcgraw.com . Thanks for letting me share here.
At 9:53pm on July 11, 2010,
Author
Holli Castillo
said…
Thanks for the heads up- I actually didn't realize it wasn't up there!
 
 
 

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