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Behind the Page with Paper Lantern Lit #3: Q&A

Thanks, Publishing Crawl for hosting our final post in the Behind the Page series! We loved reading these questions and hopefully provided satisfactory answers. You can always ask us more questions on Twitter @Paperlanternlit, or email marketing@paperlanternlit.com. 1. What social media advice would you give to a non-published author who’s in the process of finishing her first novel? First, I want to commend you for already thinking about your social media strategy before you’ve started the […]

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Behind the Page with Paper Lantern Lit #2: Social Media, Marketing, and Publicity, Oh My!

Happy New Year from Paper Lantern Lit! We’re excited to be back on Publishing Crawl for the second post in our “Behind the Page” series. If you missed our first post on editing for a book packager, click here to recap. Today, our in-house marketing maven, Tara Sonin, will share a bit about how marketing differs between a packager and a publishing house and her top 5 tips for authors looking to give their brands […]


Behind the Page with Paper Lantern Lit #1: Writing and Publishing with a Book Packager

Book Packagers are one of the most interesting components of the publishing industry. At least we think so, because we’re one of them! (Hello, we’re Paper Lantern Lit.) But there are also lots of questions about book packagers, such as: What are they, exactly? What do they DO? Why would a writer choose to work with a packager over the ‘traditional’ publishing model? How does the editorial process differ from working directly with a publishing […]


Guest Post: Writing When You’re Already an Editor!

  1. Hey Kamilla! Describe THE UNICORN HUNT for me in 3 words. Wish-full, Wonder-full, Sister-full. (You didn’t say they had to be real words!) 2. Okay, now you can describe it in a sentence or two. The UNICORN HUNT explores that idea that magic exists in anything that requires creativity as well as in family relationships—specifically, sisterly bonds. 3. Where did the original idea for the UNICORN HUNT come from?  I was inspired by two things: a […]

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A Day in the Life of Paper Lantern Lit Co-Founder Lexa Hillyer

Wednesday March 11 3:45 am. My husband Charlie’s alarm goes off and he gets up to leave for an early catering gig. He is probably going to be setting up a fancy breakfast at Bloomberg Philanthropy or something but who knows, because he also does things like $150,000 40-person 6-year-old birthday parties at the Carlyle. Hashtag richpeople. I mercifully hear none of this because of the powerful earplugs wedged deep into my skull. 7:34 am. […]