Laurie Rauch Executive Editor of Samhain Publishing.
She will be stopping by throughout the day to answer your questions about Samhain and publishing in general.
Place your questions in the comments field!
[Questions sent to me earlier have been forwarded to Laurie]
Contest: Two commenters will be selected to receive a copy of an ebook. This contest open internationally!
To get things started Laurie has answered questions I sent to her earlier.
PVN: How long have you worked in the publishing industry?
LR: I’ve been with Samhain Publishing since 2006, and I took on the
Executive Editor role in mid-2009. I've worked as an editor since
1997, in all sorts of industries, including finance, marketing,
telecommunications, legal, and insurance, but I find editing romance
the most fun. Education-wise, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Theatre and a post-graduate diploma in Book and Magazine Publishing.
PVN: Describe your typical day as an editor.
LR: I answer emails, process forms, review cover art, review blurbs, talk
books with my authors, talk books with aspiring authors, talk edits
with my editors, and spend some time editing. And try to get in some
time reading submissions. And answer more emails.
PVN: Are you looking for any particular types of manuscripts at this time?
LR: We are open to all genres and all heat levels of romance and erotica,
as well as fantasy, urban fantasy or science fiction with strong
PVN: Would you discuss Samhain's interest in paranormal romance?
LR: We love paranormal romance. Shifters, vampires, any kind of paranormal
creature, we want to see it.