Pretty darned cool! Small publishers can be really great. :D
Yeah, I'm just thinking they must really have your back when you're on thier list! That must be a great feeling! Actually makes me feel all warm and fuzzy for you :)...
Rhemalda loves all of their authors. It's fantastic. :)
Press release link:http://www.rhemalda.com/info/2011/01/small-press-publisher-takes-advantage-literary-pirates/
Craig, (I've gone bright red!) Thank you so much for picking up on that! I should really double-check all my links before posting!
I have gotten a lot of free books on my Nook, many of which are the first-of-series novels by relatively unknown authors. The marketing is somewhat the same (excluding the piracy viral-ity, which depends on theft, timing and great writing)in that the work gets out there, and the hungry come back for more (assuming that your chops have the chops.)The landscape of literature is changing tectonically. It should be an interesting ride.
It's refreshing really. It makes me seriously consider small press too.
Michael, Tectonically indeed! Good metaphor.If one is not bent on fame and big bucks (and I gather from your blog that you're not), the changing landscape is thrilling to be a part of, either as a reader or a writer. I used to view the teetering Conventional Publishing Industry as my missed opportunity to get my novels 'published.'Now, I see it as a thrilling opportunity!
Susan, I think it's wise to keep all options open, and small press publishing appears more and more viable to me all the time...
Impressive marketing response.
I think so too, Liza.
Hey J.B.,Thanks for your comments and suggestions on my new createspace published novel, Seamus O'Flynn. A google search led me here. You suggested more conflict, and the book as it progresses 24 chapters, includes, a murder in the apartment building where Seamus' family lives (true story), bullies, drunken superintendent, predatory priest, etc. I will be happy to send you a copy (I bought a batch at wholesale at $3.25). I am on Facebook as Bill Tobin, Seattle, and have a web site www.billtobinbook.com. If you would like a copy let me know through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org and where to send it. Thanks, Bill Tobin, 2121 Parkside Drive E., Seattle, WA 98112
Bill, What a pleasant surprise! I really did enjoy reading your excerpt and would love to read the rest of your story. I'll send you an e-mail in a bit.I figured there probably would be more conflict as the story progressed--how could there not be! Now you have me curious!By the way, I love the family photos on your Website!
Pretty innovative strategy by the publisher there ... It looks like they beat the "pirates" at their own game. It must be nice to work with such a forward-thinking publisher.
Yeah, Joanne, I think those that work with Rhemalda will attest to that! :)
I love the Proactive move, how they put their energy into creating a buzz--they kept moving forward--there's something to be said for that in all aspects of writing and life.
Paul, I think it's always good to have a backup plan, even if it's improvised along the way.
I loved the author's comment. That got the point across. :D
Stina, yes, her comments are quite sobering...