By May 25, everyone who uses a blog and newsletter will have to be compliant to GDRP. I’m not completely sure what it is, but you will have to insure that you agree to accept this blog and others you receive. You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe if you feel you shouldn’t be receiving it. This is already in effect in European countries. I don’t like it, but we have to obey the laws of the land. You will be receiving a notice soon about this.
We’ve been looking at other ways to improve our company in the last few weeks. We feel we have done an exceptional job of helping authors who were having problems being published. There are other ways we can improve our business. The first change we have made is to form a selection committee. This committee will go over all proposals that come into the office. Each member of the committee looks at the proposals with a different eye. We are all involved in different parts of the company.
Our content editor looked at each proposal with an eye toward development. Was the chapters written in a way the reader would want to read the book? The line editor looked at the grammar. The cover designer was looking at what a cover would be like. The financial person looked at the salability of the book. I looked at the overall publishing. There is a lot to go into it. We don’t publish every manuscript that comes across our desk. We want well-written books that flow easily. We don’t want something that everyone has written about, or that is not a book that is currently in demand.
We also realize we are a company that teaches writers how to write. Some of the books we take need work, but we’re willing to help the author if the author is willing to have an open mind. I remember what my first book looked like, and I appreciate those that took the time to help me learn to write.
I will save the other news until tomorrow. I’m excited about this.