Next year brings a lot of challenges for us. Each year is an adventure. It’s always fun to see what the next year will bring. At Mantle Rock Publishing, we have a full year already. It’s hard to believe that 2019 is full of books to be published. This is the first time we’ve had a full year at the beginning of a new year. This is a bonus for us, and a time where we can be more selective of the proposals we accept. As all publishers, we want the best manuscripts out there. I’m excited about what will happen next year.
We have some very good books coming out ranging from fantasy to suspense. I’m excited about the books we’ll publish. We already have one on pre-order to be released February 5, 2019. I do know the cover designer is working hard on covers. Our editors are working hard getting the books edited for release next year. I think next year will be the best ever.
Marketing is at the heart of any writer. On Thursday, January 3, I will begin a series of podcasts on marketing. We’ll talk about some of the things we never think of as marketing, and go on to how to market your book, and how to get your book noticed. I’m excited about the podcasts.
We are looking at proposals for 2020 books. If 2019 goes as fast as 2018 did, we’ll be in 2020 before we know it. It’s funny how each year goes faster than the last one.
Each year has ups and downs. As we get older, there are more downs than ups. I’m looking forward to more ups in 2019. I wish all of you the happiest of New Years!
Have a blessed day.
Kathy Cretsinger, Mantle Rock Publishing LLC