Sunday, March 22, 2015

Market: Beau Coup Publishing

Beau Coup is an all-genre romance-focused publisher.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mystic Press Re-Reborn

Mystic Press became Rogue Phoenix and has now morphed into Dark Storm Publications. This seems to be a shell game rather than any actual change.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Blame-O-rama

Small businesses fail all the time, that is just a fact or life. But if it has to happen that is a virtue in doing it with dignity. 

And not, for example, going down in a cloud of recriminations blaming self-publishing authors for "cluttering up search engines" or churning out “unedited slush piles” (while simultaneously saying your downfall is due to Amazon discriminating against small presses [?] )

IMHO whether you make bagels, bangles or books if you cannot outperform a one person producer or the mass of eager amateurs, you are the one doing something wrong--not them.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Storm Moon press "downsizing"

Posted on the Absolute Write forums: "The press has downsized greatly, so apart from a couple ongoing projects that we already have contracted in our queue and our open anthology calls, we are closed to submissions."

Friday, March 13, 2015

Facebook: Are Groups the New Pages?

Photo credit: dkalo / Foter / CC BY-SA
As you probably know by now., if you start a Facebook Page for your pen name, book or series, most of your posts will be hidden from you followers by Facebook's give-us-all-your-money algorithm.

However the algorithm is not in force for posts made to Facebook Groups. Groups can be about any topic, are easily found via search, and have many of the features of Pages plus some handy dandy administrator/moderator tools. 

Seems like a good solution? Has anyone tried it?