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June 25, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes

(photo ganked from the Smithsonian Institution) People send us a whole lot of mail.  And a lot of e-mail on top of that. A good amount of that mail is submissions.  Here are some quick tips for rising to the top of that submission-related mail stack.  (Our Senior Editor, Calista Brill, has written a longer Read the Rest…

June 18, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes

(photo ganked from the Library of Congress) One of the questions that we frequently get from authors is: what makes my book a success? This, of course, is a sensible question for any author to ask their publisher.  Who doesn’t want to know beforehand if your publisher is going to be like, ‘Well, if your Read the Rest…

June 13, 2012
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes

(ganked from the Smithsonian Institution) So, internships!  It turns out that people want them, and then they e-mail us about their internship-related desires. I personally have nothing but good things to say about internships.  Without the two amazing internships I had — one at Red Hen Press, the other with Dark Horse Comics — I Read the Rest…

February 13, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch, Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes

Adding to Gene Yang’s entry about the Comics Festival in Angoulême, here’s  a ragged little scan from my journal, of a moment shared with Gene and Moebius…

February 26, 2007
Posted by: Danica Novgorodoff
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

At the Comic Con this past weekend… Appearances have been changed, but the words are verbatim.

TANYA McKINNON “Miracle Gro” Tanya is a fellow gardener. First Second’s vision needs an editor like Tanya to become reality. She coaches, cajoles, encourages, thrashes and nurtures like no other. Several creators swear by her and show her first anything they ever write.

OUR FIRST BAD REVIEW! It’s very strange, looking at the first :01 titles, on the shelf. They exist! And next week, as you know from Eddie Campbell’s pacing around — the first six of them appear in stores. From concept to realization, to release — and then what? Well, there are reviews. The way it Read the Rest…

Oh you, wide eyed young visitor, who wonder about the exciting adventures that await in the great world of publishing! Perhaps you have felt its powerful lure, its hypnotic pull? Be ye warned! There are dangers which you should know about! Explore at your own risk! For your benefit, under this category of ADVENTURES IN Read the Rest…

March 8, 2006
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Adventures in Publishing

Hi everyone. Young parents, take note: here is a very useful item to have in your baby things for when your little one gets cranky. The modern recipe is now free of hard alcohols. It’s also highly recommended for dealing with crabby editors, petulant agents and difficult authors.