Sharing: If Hugh Howey ran Harper Collins

mjc-I would rather be working on my next novel

First, read this:

Hugh Howey’s… manifesto, declaration, whatever: Don’t Anybody Put Me In Charge

Then, read this:

If Hugh Howey Ran Harper Collins (on Publishing Perspectives)


I don’t know. Answer this question for me, I guess:

The future of the publishing industry is… [fill in the blank].

From a writer’s point of view—I kinda’ need them to figure this out. Because me—I’m not an entrepreneur. I am not a marketer. I am a writer.

And I would love to be… just a writer.

Have people who’ve figured it—who know how to do that part—do it for me.

Until they do… I have to do it myself.


About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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