"Ask an Editor..."

Hi all,

Here's the thing. We get good reading figures: hundreds of individual visits every month, scores of unique visitors every day. That's the dedicated blog readers; there are hundreds of you that visit the main Solaris page every day and presumably read the most recent posts. There's basically a metric assload of readers. But we don't seem to hear lots from you; there are a smattering of comments, and we get the odd email. A little more traffic on the Twitter feed.

And we'd like to hear from you. To that end, we're declaring "Ask an Editor..." Day! Post a comment here with a question, and Jenni, Jon or I will answer. Maybe seriously, maybe frivolously, maybe even slightly offensively, but you will get an answer. Just for one day.

Get posting, Solarians!

Cheers,

David

7 comments:

Paul said...

OK, so if you could poach any author from another publisher's roster, who would it be, and what would you use to bait the defection?

Jonathan D. Beer said...

Oo, just one question that's guaranteed to be answered? Hmm...

Given the market trends in sci-fi and fantasy, where do you see the future of steampunk titles heading? More? Less? Scorned in favour of the next sparkly-vampires YA series?

Damn, I think I'm going to regret asking a more hilarious question on this day of days. A great idea by the way.

David Moore said...

Ooh. Jenni's just suggested we answer everyone tomorrow in a follow-up blog post.

Paul, Jon, we're working on yours now and looking out for some more...

Anonymous said...

Will you publish my book?

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

What roles play the selling potential and the literary value when publishing a new author? Does one of these aspects weight more when considering a new manuscript?

Bill said...

Some good questions asked. Hmm.

Do most of your submissions come from agents? How many, say, in a month? Are there any agents that you have a particularly strong relationship with, i.e., that you could suggest for someone who wanted to be published with you?

Maybe too many questions, huh? ;-)

Lauren Johnson said...

No question, just a comment this is a good idea, I'm looking forward to hearing the responses.