Monday, April 15, 2013

WTP Faculty Interview: Susan Baganz of Prism Book Group

Welcome to WTP. Prism is a new publisher to the conference, so fill us in on who you are.

Prism Book Group originally opened as a small e-book publisher in the fall of 2011, by Joan Alley, an author and a editor with several years in the publishing world. She started under the name Inspired Romance Novels. After a great first year publishing sweet and inspirational romance, Inspired Romance Novels became Prism Book Group.

Prism Book Group is an independent publisher that pays royalties and does not charge fees to authors.
Our primary goal at Prism Book Group is to provide readers with books that inspire--healing, hope, and happiness. Books that make you laugh, make you cry, make you sigh.
I'm new to the Prism Book Group team as Acquisitions Editor. I am also a published author fiction as well as a soon to be published non-fiction book. So I understand both sides of this process. I'm eager to help first time authors get to publication.

What type of writers are you hoping to meet with at Write-to-Publish?

I'm specifically looking for sweet, clean romance novels and novellas. They can be Contemporary, Historical (especially Regency), Western, Comedy or Romantic Suspense. Authors can check out our website at

What are some things that writers need to remember when they approach editors at a conference?

Be prepared. Know what it is our publishing house does (check out the website) Have a one sheet and synopsis and the first three chapters if you can, just in case I ask for it. Make sure your novel is completed and in the best shape you can get it, because if I ask for you to email it to me, I really want you to do it! Believe in the calling God has placed on you and have confidence in that. Remember that editors and agents are human and our views are subjective. I don't like every best-seller out there and neither do you. If this is not the right time, or we are not the right publisher for you, or your story needs work,don't throw in the towel. Keep writing, keep learning, keep smiling and keep trying.



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