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For months, I’ve been planning to publish What If The Queen Should Die? on my own. But several people have suggested I go with Unbound, the newish publisher that uses a crowd-funding model. This appeals to me because frankly I need some help. It’s just so much to juggle with everything else I’m doing.



So: this week I asked my agent, Peter Straus, what he thought about Unbound. He was strongly en...

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