Sunday, September 7, 2008

Coming attractions: Publishing Week

Ladies (and gentlemen), we are proud to present...




Cue music from Chicago as Mr BL rocks onto the stage....

Okay, that's not our editor. We live lives of inordinate blessed luck and luxury, but that isn't, really, our editor. Then again, this is:

As the saying goes, "You can edit me any--" No! Stop! Don't say that! Because this week is all about professionalism. Filthy fillies we may be, but publishing's a business and the European Union spends a lot of hard man-hours banning exactly the sort of thing I just didn't say. (And if you can think of a better use for hard man hours, suggestions to the EU on a postcard.) So welcome to the week on the publishing industry...

Publishers: on Monday, Janine Ashbless interviews Mr Black Lace, aka Our Editor, aka HQ, aka Adam Nevill - whose frankness and generosity with inside information will make eye-opening reading for anyone wanting to get published, never mind with Black Lace.

Writers: on Wednesday, Olivia Knight looks at living the dream & writing full-time - the thrills, the terrors, and the tax forms, with a few tips for anyone looking to quit the day job.

Books: on Friday, we're squeaking with delight to welcome back two familiar names, as guests: Kristina Lloyd and Mathilde Madden, who're poring over erotica covers, the subject of their new specialist blog.


Madeline Moore said...

Sorry O, I dropped the ball. Thanks for this - it looks like a stellar week on Lust Bites.

Janine Ashbless said...

The interview with Adam is HUGE - you know what he's like once you get him talking!

And if you want to write for Black Lace, or even if you are just interested in a no-punches-pulled account what being an erotica editor entails, I think you really need to read that post on Monday.

Olivia Knight said...

I'm seeing Mr Black Lace (the first photo...) strolling on stage singing:

I don't care about expensive things
Cashmere coats, or diamond rings
Don't mean nuffink
All I care about is kink

That's what he's here for

That's what I'm here for

I don't care for wearin' silk cravats
Ruby studs, satin spats
Don't mean nuffink
All I care about is kink

All he cares about is kink

Give me two
Eyes of blue
Softly saying, "I need you"
Let me see her writin' there
And honest, mister, I'm a millionaire

magdalune said...

Can't wait till Wednesday. It's something I want to do. Because I don't quite have a day job. x.x