"You don't need an MA to be a good writer."

This is absolutely true! However, publishing fiction is a tough business with so much financial risk - while a few novels make a profit, many do not.

So we're opening a  new track to fiction publishing - the important difference is that the writer will share the financial risk and pay for some of the publication costs.

This is not a new idea. Many publishers are already asking solid writers to share costs. And I have to say it will not be an easy route to publication. We will only accept manuscripts that have merit - those with a strong plot, good characterisation and a writing style that engages the readers.

If a manuscript is accepted, then I will work with the writer and this may mean repeated rewrites. In addition, the manuscript will be copy edited, published in paperback and eBook format, distributed internationally and included in all our catalogues.

Hookline will continue to accept manuscripts from MA writers and these will go before readers.

For more information on this new venture to publishing, then please email yvonneb@booklinethinker.com