Thursday, October 20, 2011

Six Questions for John R. Guevin, Editor, Biographical Publishing Company

BPC publishes both fiction and non-fiction covering a variety of topics. "We at BPC are dedicated to providing ways for writers to get their works published . . . easily and quickly.  We offer a unique approach which allows authors to control the entire production and marketing of their work.  Plus . . . authors can reap the maximum profit from the sale of their books." Learn more here.

SQF: What does BPC offer authors that other presses don't?

JG: A response to all inquiries.

SQF: What are the top three things you look for in a manuscript?

JG: Content, writing quality, marketability.

SQF: What major mistakes do authors make when pitching their books?

JG: Failure to research the demand for their book.

SQF: Of the books your company publishes each year, how many are by previously unpublished authors?

JG: 60%

SQF: What is your advice to new, unpublished authors looking for a publisher or agent?

JG: Expect to be an active participant in marketing.

SQF: What question do you wish I’d asked that I didn’t? And how would you answer it?

JG: What types of books do you consider for publication?

All fiction and non-fiction works that meet are standards of content, writing quality, marketability.

Thank you, John. We all appreciate you taking time from your busy schedule to participate in this project.

NEXT POST: 10/24--Six Questions for Katey Schultz, Managing Editor, Cheek Teeth

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