Muhammad Zain Rasheed
Discovering new talent: The core of Hachette Graphic Novels' mission
Discovering new talent is at the core of Hachette Graphic Novels' mission. The division of Hachette Book Company is committed to finding and nurturing new voices and bringing fresh perspectives to the world of graphic literature.
Hachette Graphic Novels' editors and publishers are always on the lookout for new authors and new stories. They attend book fairs, conferences, and literary events, and they read hundreds of submissions each year, in search of the next big thing.
Once an author is discovered, Hachette Graphic Novels works closely with them to develop their manuscript. This includes providing feedback on plot, characterization, pacing, and other elements of the manuscript, as well as helping authors to identify and address any areas that need improvement.
The division also provides support and guidance to new authors, helping them to navigate the publishing process and build their careers. This includes assistance with marketing and promotion, as well as opportunities for author events and book tours.
In addition to discovering new voices, Hachette Graphic Novels also works to promote diversity and inclusivity in the publishing industry. The division is committed to amplifying underrepresented voices and ensuring that the graphic novels they publish reflect the diversity of the world.
Hachette Graphic Novels' commitment to discovering new talent has helped to shape the graphic literature canon and contribute to the cultural and intellectual development of society. They continue to play a vital role in identifying and promoting new authors and new stories in the world of graphic novels.