There are many courses and workshops available that talk about the craft of writing a great book. Whether it is a novel, a children’s book or non-fiction, interesting prose and excellent grammar are always important. But let’s take a step beyond those basics. Why do some excellent books just not sell? Before you think about marketing your book, even before you put pen to paper, what can you do to make sure you write a book that others want to buy? Karen will use real life examples to help you write a book that others want to buy – and read.
Karen Hodges Miller is CEO of Open Door Publications, an independent book publishing company founded in 2004. She comes to the book business with more than 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher. She has worked in every area of the writing business from beat reporter for a daily newspaper to owning her own monthly parenting magazine. In the 1990’s she turned her expertise to book editing, and as she watched the changing face of the book publishing world, decided to found her own independent publishing company to assist entrepreneurial authors who want to realize their dream of publishing a book.
In the last eleven years Open Door Publications has published over 35 books on a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction topics. She has published four books on writing and publishing in today’s ever changing book publishing area.
In the past year her company has grown to include two new publishing imprints, CantPutItDownBooks.com, which focuses on adult fiction, and ODPKidsBooks.com, which publishes quality books for children and parents.
She has also started to write her first adult fiction novel, The Patient Wolf, which will be publishedin 2016.