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Top 10 Ways to De-Stress in a Multi-Book Deal

My fantasy author/client, J.M. Frey (@scifrey), has landed her second three-book publishing deal in less than a year. Ambitious. Terrifying. She must have a plan or face total annihilation!!! And she’s nice enough to share her top 10 tips for surviving the next two years with six books to write, edit, and promote. THE STRESS […]

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Fall Titles of Note

Wow, everyone! Fuse Literary clients have a ton of great books coming out this Fall! Check out these titles and maybe something will excite your imagination as we head into the colder weather. Nothing like a hot beverage and an exciting book for a cold day or night. A young adult Sherlock Holmes origin story […]

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TEEN FUSE: Gideon’s War (Guest Blog Post)

I have known award-winning children’s author, Douglas Rees, for a long, long time. When Fuse Literary acquired the assets of Ambush Books, a publishing company that Doug and I founded three years ago, we were thrilled that four of his young adult historical fiction titles would once again shine in the spotlight. Doug is a […]

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FUSE Literary Acquires Penumbra Literary and Adds Jennifer Chen Tran as Associate Agent

May 25th 2015 – San Francisco, California – FUSE LITERARY, the hybrid literary agency that brings technology and innovation to the more traditional aspects of book publishing, today announced the acquisition of Penumbra Literary LLC and the addition of its principal and owner Jennifer Chen Tran as an Associate Agent at the firm. “We are […]

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Big News Coming

Fuse Literary is making a big announcement on Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day holiday. It will be memorable. Stay tuned…

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Under His Spell

Happy Book Birthday to Linda Wisdom for Under His Spell from Joyride Books. It’s a contemporary romance that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where two local kids “conjure” up a husband for their divorced mom. While the hero is all flesh and blood, the romance is pure magic. Touches of gothic haunts abound, as well […]

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Pitch-O-Rama March 28th!

Join me and 11 other agents and editors for the 12th annual Women’s National Book Club, San Francisco Chapter’s Pitch-O-Rama from 8 am to noon on Saturday, March 28th! At $65 for members and $75 for non-members, that comes out to around $6 a pitch. I would say I feel cheap, but instead I’ll say, […]

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Half-Million Dollar Deal for Michael J. Sullivan

I am so proud to tell you all that we just inked a $540,000 deal for epic fantasy and science fiction author Michael J. Sullivan of Riyria fame. Hadrian and Royce would be so proud of their Creator. Read the anatomy of the deal here: http://www.fuseliterary.com/anatomy-of-a-half-million-dollar-deal/

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Happy Book Birthday, Riding the Odds!

I love science fiction. I love romance. I love adventure. And, apparently, I also love sentient tattoos! This book has it all. And it’s a rollicking ride to boot. Give it a try. It’s only $1.99, but that price won’t last. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24467261-riding-the-odds

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Vote for The Forever Song!

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