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From the Editors: 'I'm Looking for a Really Strong Hook'

"I'm looking for cozy and chick lit mysteries with strong hooks and strong protagonists"

By Rachel Kramer Bussel - January 23, 2007

Name/ company: Kristen Weber, New American Library (NAL)
Age: 28
Title: Senior editor
How long have you been at NAL? Since April 2006
How long have you been in publishing? Six years

Can you give me an overview of what kinds of books NAL publishes (under its various lines) and who your target audience is? Offering a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction, NAL aims at reaching the largest possible number of readers. The NAL imprints -- Signet, Onyx, Signet Eclipse, Signet Classics, Roc, and NAL Trade Paperbacks -- publish over four hundred titles each year. The majority of the titles are original works,...

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