Monday, August 9, 2010

Exciting Announcement! Pre-release of The Thirteenth Chime!

In celebration of Emma Michael's debut novel release of The Thirteenth Chime, Bokheim Publishing is pleased to offer this excellent book in both print and e-formats three days before the official release to all of our readers. Not only do you have this access before anyone else, but when you buy a Bokheim book, you know that there is no risk involved as our prices are excellent, the quality of our literature is above the competition's, and our books is family-friendly.

**ANNOUNCEMENT - To all of our loyal fans, we are pleased to announce a partnership with Amazon to offer The Thirteenth Chime in print for $1 off the cover price the remainder of August! **

Here is our partner storefront: Bokheim Publishing

COUPON CODE: 7UBJW596 (Remember! This coupon code is only good from our partnership store until August 31st!)

Imagine being able to sit back and enjoy watching any member of your family read without worry because of the content. There are moments of degrading speech or situations, yet we do not censor our books - Bokheim books are the quality they are because we work together with our authors to provide you, our readers, with only the best. Although The Thirteenth Chime is targeted for a young adult audience, we take pride in knowing that any person of any age will be able to enjoy the masterful creation that Emma Michaels has given us.

What exactly is The Thirteenth Chime? It is a YA Paranormal/Urban Fantasy about the bond between two people, David and Destiny, who have become separated over time. Destiny is now engaged to another man and goes with her roommate, Stephanie, to the West Coast for Spring Break. While there, Stephanie and her mother are attacked and both end up in the hospital. Destiny, not knowing what to do and without help from the police, turns to David. He goes to help her, not knowing of the deadly trap that has been waiting for them for almost fifty years...

Sample Summary


Destiny has finally found the life that she has always wanted.

She is about to finish college, has a fiancé that loves her, and a great summer on the West Coast planned with her friend, Stephanie.

But her world is turned upside down when an antique clock mysteriously chimes thirteen times and someone attacks them, sending Stephanie and her mother to the hospital.

Alone, and without any help from the police, Destiny has no choice but to turn to the one man she had left behind a year ago - her ex-boyfriend, David.

Together, they must solve the riddle of the thirteenth chime before the clock strikes thirteen again.

Yet as they face their own past and hearts, a trap over half a century old is waiting for them to become its prey.

For revenge, fifty years is never too long...

"The Thirteenth Chime"


"Will draw you in and have you hanging on every word!"
- Black Fingernailed Reviews

"A glimmer of light to this otherwise dank, dark world."
-Book Crazy

"Masterful work!"
-Star Shadow

"Friday the Thirteenth is a day you should remember because after reading The Thirteenth Chime, it is a day that you will never forget."
-Tales of a Teenage Book Lover
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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Thirteenth Chime


Bokheim Publishing is Pleased to Announce - The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels

Bokheim Publishing


The Thirteenth Chime will available for sale online at, and other channels August, Friday the 13th, 2010. Check back for more updates soon!

New YA - Paranormal – Urban Fantasy - Mystery novel that touches upon the bond between two people who, despite being separate, must now resolve their differences as they face off against a trap that a madman created almost fifty years ago.

The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels, a talented new author who will take the literary world by storm.

Sample Summary

No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.

In the first novel by Emma Michaels of the series "A Sense of Truth", the story of David and Destiny begins. It is their bond, despite all of their differences, that will be put to the test and will force them to rely on each other as they face off against an evil that has been waiting to strike for decades. The clock has begun ticking, and their only chance will lie with each other.

About the Author

Emma Michaels is a professional author with a history of writing and chocolate-cravings. She has worked on numerous ghost-writing projects and The Thirteenth Chime is her debut novel.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Should I Have a Blog?

The question of blogging is often a question over whether the writer wishes to get the constant attention of a large audience. Whether for business or personal reasons, simply put – a blog is a wonderful idea. As an author or hopeful-author, this can be an important step to take as it helps you stay in touch with your audience. Knowing who your goal audience is can be difficult and time-consuming, but with the help of a blog and a bit of work, you may find your audience coming to you for updates, extra information and more. In addition, you will be able to reach a much wider audience base than you would through the process of only advertising your writing or name.

Marketers will tell you that the single largest obstacle that any person faces when trying to either sell a concept, service or product, is that the people you are trying to reach do not know who you are or what you have. Overall, a blog can be very beneficial to anyone. Even readers can write reviews of novels and have their opinions known, furthering the grapevine of who will come to know your name and writing. Some reviewers with top-notch blogs are even sent copies of a novel for review, which would make an excellent opportunity for you to get to know fellow bloggers and increase your audience.

Although blogs can be time consuming, it is very important to get the word out about you. Post your blog on search websites, use online tools to help spread the word, hold contests and make frequent announcements about your blog to your audience. If you don’t let people know you have a blog, they will likely never learn that it or you exist. The more the world knows you are out there, the more you will succeed in your endeavors.

Remember – you will succeed as an author only if you work hard, go the extra mile and believe in yourself! If you have the dream of making it as an author, you have everything you need to make that dream a reality.

Best of luck!

The Bokheim Chu
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Do I Need An Agent To Be Published?

While many publishing houses choose to accept only solicited manuscripts, Bokheim Publishing is open to all submissions. Although agents are sometimes needed for very large publishing houses to sort through the slush pile, we like to give every manuscript our personal attention and consideration. While agents do carefully review queries and take them into consideration we feel that an actual portion of the writing needs to be seen to be able to properly judge a novel.

Many novels that get lost in the slush pile do not belong there. While some novels rejected might not have been something that could do well, others are actually well written and thought provoking. A person may have his or her first, or even their first few novels, turned down before notice or attention is given. This can be due to how a query letter is written or merely luck. What catches the eye of one may not catch the eye of others. Unfortunately, this is how the market for submissions operates.

We feel the hard work of agents is valuable and seeking an agent is advisable, especially if you intend to publish more than one book and want to receive the best deal possible. However, we will continue to keep an open door policy with our submissions for as long as we can. Remember, you can make it as long as you keep your heart and faith in your work and continue developing your skills.

Best of luck!

The Bokheim Chu
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Putting Yourself Out There

For every writer who dreams of becoming a published author, there is a process. This process is long, difficult and can leave your heart the worse for wear. You finish and sit there, holding your manuscript in your hands and you sit back, realizing that someone is going to be reading your work. This means others will see what you have written. This can be the hardest part of taking the first steps to becoming published, especially if you are concerned about a possible rejection.

If you have already gotten to this stage and sent out your work, we at Bokheim Publishing appreciate what you have done, regardless of where you sent your submission. It takes inner strength to be able to let others see your work. Many novels go unread because writers do not wish for others to reject their work, especially after having put in so much effort.

We believe every manuscript deserves a chance to be read. This might mean by an agent, editor, publisher, etc. If you are worried your manuscript might not have what it takes, then don’t fear submitting it. Ask yourself why you think this, but allow your manuscript to have a chance. Even if you are discouraged, all it means is that there is more room for you to grow as a writer.

Every rejection or piece of advice is something that you can use to help yourself grow as an author and a person. It can be hard to receive a rejection, but taking the time to listen and learn can pay off. It has been said in the past that every person has at least one great novel within him or her. Learn from everything you are told and never be afraid to grow.

I remember one author who received over a hundred rejections for his first book long before Bokheim was born. During this time, e-mail submissions were a ridiculed idea. This meant he had to print out his manuscript and pay postage every time he submitted. Then one day, he wrote a second novel without success on the first manuscript and he was accepted on his fourth try. Now he is one of the most well known authors in the U.S. and most of you have probably heard of or at least seen his books in bookstores.

Remember, with faith in your heart, and the determination to go forward, anything is possible.

Keep on trying!

The Bokheim Chu
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bokheim’s Update Wednesday!

The internet has offered more to businesses and individuals than any other previous industry in business history. Bokheim Publishing understands what the internet can offer readers and authors. When you purchase our books directly from our website, you will see this understanding brought forth in every aspect of our service to you. At Bokheim, we extend a warm welcome to anyone who visits our main website.

At the request of our readers, we have implemented a new ‘bonus points systems’ for each purchase. This means that for every book you buy, you will receive a point towards any book of your choice on our website. In addition, by visiting our website or joining our newsletter subscription list, you will be kept appraised of new sales, special offers and our monthly contests for a free book.

Bokheim sells books all over the world because we offer only high quality literature. Our readers and authors alike appreciate this service and seek us out. We offer high royalties, environmentally friendly services and personalized one-on-one attention with our readers. In addition, we endeavor to offer our books in every format our readers want to have available. If there is a format you do not see but wish to have available, please let us know.

Although not everyone prefers to use the internet to purchase their entertainment literature, as of 2008 there were over 1,463,500,000 internet users according to the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. We are now 2010. This number will doubtless grow with time and we wish to offer a high quality website to match our literature. To this end, if our readers or authors wish to see a specific feature available, let us here at Bokheim know and we will do our best to make it happen.

Enjoy the reading!

The Bokheim Chu
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Why is Editing so important?

Editing is essential. When trying to have a manuscript published, manuscripts will be evaluated and scrutinized. If it appears that a would-be author has not taken the time to have a potential book edited, it can be assumed that the entire manuscript is in a similar state. Editing a manuscript will allow it to be easily read and understood. As a reader, if you find mistake after mistake, it will take away from the enjoyment of the reading experience. Editing can help you make sure that others will be able to enjoy your novel to the extent it deserves.

Editing is also important because in order for every author to grow they need to understand what parts of their writing could use some improvement. Improvement can cover getting better with plot fluidity, details, sentence structure, spelling or any number of additional factors. Each time a person edits, he or she is learning what they could improve in the next novel, making it even more enjoyable and well written.

For many readers and reviewers, seeing an author grow and improve in his or her stories can help their appreciation and love grow. Editors and publishers will also appreciate editing that has been done on a manuscript, allowing them to do their jobs more efficiently and to publish the books more quickly. Editing is always important to everyone in the publishing industry, but always remember, the person it can help the most, is the potential author submitting the manuscript.

Best of luck!
The Bokheim Chu
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