Inside the Editor's Head
When reading a submission, Molly asks herself several questions when determining whether to acquire:
* Do I love it as a reader?
* Am I fascinated by it as an editor? As an editor, Molly has to commit to reading a book (or series) for years to come. Would she want to?
* Who is the audience for this book?
* Can I publish this book successfully?
These questions lead to a discussion on timing, and Molly stated that she looks for high-quality writing with an interesting plot and compelling characters. They publish books, not just ideas.
It was also interesting to the hear the publishing stories of several of her authors, and see the different paths to publication. Inspiring workshop!