Booktrope Acceptance

“An important business venture may soon develop for you.”

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It looks like this year will be very busy for me! I recently got a manuscript (it’s YA with intergenerational drama, like The 228 Legacy—but with paranormal elements) accepted by Booktrope.

Booktrope is a company looking to revolutionize the book industry by using team publishing. Here’s an overview of how the system works:

  • First readers look through all submitted materials and serve as gatekeepers (if selected, the author can then sign an agreement with the publisher)
  • The author builds her own team, comprised of:
    -Project manager (assists with building team and meeting deadlines)
    -Book manager (helps with book marketing and amplifying author’s voice)
    -Editor (provides structural and line editing)
    -Cover Designer (makes a stellar visual exterior)
    -Proofreader (offers feedback on last-minute writing errors)
  • All members of the team share in the profits, giving everyone involved an incentive to promote the book

I’m in the second phase now, where I’m building my team. I have the editor on board, but now it’s time to find the rest of my tribe!

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  1. That is GREAT! Congrats!

  2. Sounds very interesting. Good luck! It’s amazing how publishing is transforming.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      It will be interesting, Carrie. I feel sort of like I’m reliving my Lego days right now as I’m building a team.

  3. This is very cool, Jennifer. I have heard of several new publishing venues but I don’t think I knew much about Booktrope. I will definitely look into it for me as well since it provides some help, which can be a relief from the 100% Do It Yourself. This is exciting news for you and I share your excitement. It will be indeed a busy year since you are also publishing your cozy mystery for Mother’s Day, right?

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      It’s sort of a unique concept, and I’ve heard positive feedback from authors involved with them. Yep, I’ll be doing my cozy in May. This manuscript will probably be out closer to fall/winter.

  4. Congratulations on your newest endeavor! Sounds like an interesting concept. Keep us posted.

  5. Romelle Broas says

    I like the concept. You are in control of your project and are backed by talented people. It takes a village to produce a wonderful book! Congratulations on taking this big step.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      Thanks, Romelle. I like the idea of having a team behind me. I’m thinking that instead of the A-Team, it’ll be the J-Team.

  6. Sounds interesting. Wishing you all the best!


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