It's Monday for sure... I had a few days off last week, so today has been catching up on five days worth of emails. UGH. I also have to create a PCS - that is a Project Cover Sheet. This is the information I gather to take a manuscript to the acquisitions committee. On Thursday I will present the info and hopefully shortly after that, I can make an offer to the author and/or agent.
Besides the email and PCS, tomorrow we will launch 2 books. In the launch meeting we settle on a title, tag line and cover design. Sometimes these are very short meetings. Sometimes... well... sometimes we walk away and reschedule for a week later. Yikes.
On the horizon looms our sales conference. At the sales conference, myself and the other acquiring editors will present the Winter 2012 books to the company. This is one of the most fun but most stressful parts of my job. Besides presenting the titles, the folks in sales and marketing often ask me a lot of questions so I try to prepare to answer any question that comes up whether it's about the author, the book or the market. Whew!
Of course, today and every day I am trying to find manuscripts to acquire... I'm gonna need a lot of coffee for the month of July.
or maybe... I should have some wine... yeah, that sounds good. Actually, I mean Wined and Died, the new home crafting mystery by Cricket McRae. All you have to do is comment about your favorite coffee or wine and you will be entered in the drawing. I will draw a winner next Monday!