Yes, you saw it right. Harper Voyager, who is not just in the US but the UK and Australia, need fresh voices, and they are opening up gates that have been closed for almost ten years, letting you submit your manuscript without needing to have an agent. After looking at the press release, I’m thinking they are starting a new digital line, which means promotional dollars. Never a bad thing. And there’s the chance your manuscript will make the jump to paper books, but seriously, my ebooks are selling gangbusters, so there you go.
The exciting thing to me is that the digital list will benefit from Voyager’s editorial, marketing, publicity and sales platforms, as in an editor, copy editor, attention to cover and art, etc. Nothing is slapped together, and being a new line, there will be promotional dollars.
But I don’t need to sell it, do I. I’m just excited. I’m not that far away from those frustrating years of desperately wanting someone to simply look at my work. Just look at it. And here is a way. Good luck. Follow the link to get all the particulars. Slow down. Follow the rules. Breathe. Next week, I’ll tell you how I format my manuscript for submission so you can put an industry-expected face on your work. :-)