Nicole Fischer

Editor

HarperCollins

Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

On Sale Date: the big day! The one that matters to authors/readers. The actual day the book is live and available to purchase! 🥳 🥂

This is the date the public thinks of as "pub date" or "release date" etc, but in-house we call it "on sale date" to be crystal clear.

#pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Release Date: somewhat ambiguous but essentially the day books can be "released" from the warehouse and shipped to stores and/or the day digital files are sent to online distributors/retailers.

I think. It's behind the scenes stuff. *shrug*

#pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Pub Date: a general publication MONTH.

Ex: we call it a "February pub" and the date is 2/1/20. You may see 2/20 on an ARC etc. This is how we organize titles for our seasonal schedules. It is not the actual day a book is on sale. It's often not a Tuesday!

Confusing! #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

#PSA to the book world! Some publishers (like HarperCollins) have 3 key terms & dates re: the publication of a book.

Pub Date. Release Date. On Sale Date.

The public uses them interchangeably but they mean different things to us. A random (but useful?) thread! #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Authors, I say this with all the love in my heart: please be realistic and responsible about your manuscript deadlines. Your editor is juggling A LOT and they may not have the capacity to constantly check in to see if you are on track... (thread) #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Some #publishing advice: It is NOT a good idea to tell an imprint that publishes a specific genre that you deliberately ignored their guidelines & submitted something outside the realm of what they acquire because you believe in the "expansion" of their list. 😑#pubtip #querytip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips
Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

FYI #authors: it's highly unlikely that an editor from a major publishing house would contact you and/or offer a book deal via a Gmail account. If you're communicating with someone who doesn't have an official company email address, it may be a scam! Be careful. #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

I've heard this twice in 1 week so FYI #authors... there's no "rule" about starting your romance novel with the heroine/her pov. #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

"You are morons who would not know a good book if it fell from the sky" is the worst way to respond if an editor passes on your MS. #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

If I pass on your MS, don't email back berating me for my decision. That definitely isn't going to make me want to work with you. #pubtip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Another #pubtip: The main female character of a story is the "heroine"... saying you like the "heroin" means something entirely different.