NEW MARKET: Syn Publishing

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Syn Publishing seems to be an erotic romance focused all genre publisher. They pay 50% of net on a two year contact.


Romance First Publishing Closing

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Romance First Publishing will reportedly close on July 15, 2014.


In case you have been living under a rock....

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ellora's Cave Sues "Dear Author" and Its Creator, Alleging Defamation

Just when I thought it could not get any more crazy...  Which given EC's history was pretty naive of me.

Even this little blog gets a nasty lawyer letter every year or so, but I have been able to assume they were empty threats because pursuing this kind of suit is not, as far as I can see, any kind of rational thing to do.  I guess we will just have to see what happens next.

I do think this is the point at which Ellora's Cave's ultimate demise became inevitable.

For more see Twitter hashtag #notchilled


Ellora's Cave Compendium

Monday, September 15, 2014

For those of you following along:

[Aug 19]

[Aug 20]
[Aug 21]
  • PublishersLunch:  Acknowledging Big Drop in Amazon Sales, Ellora's Cave Cuts Staff, Expenses
[Aug 22]
  • PublishersLunch: Ellora’s Cave Cuts Staff, Blames Big Amazon Sales Drop  
[Aug 25]
[Sept 10]
  • Christina Mandara: Ellora’s Cave Book Sales down by 75% due to new Amazon Algorithms 
[Sept 14]
[Sept 15]


Market: Strange Flesh

Strange Flesh is a publisher of lesbian erotic fiction.  Unlike many lesbian presses they seem to treat lesbian, f/f/ and femslash as synonyms. The editor-in-chief is Teresa Wymore.


New: Entertwine Publishing

Monday, September 08, 2014

On their Facebook page Enterwtine publishing states: "Help Indie Authors make their dreams come true." Which makes me assume they are not a full publisher but some kind of self-publishing assistance company, or something? Honestly, I wish people would be clearer about what their companies actually do.

I spotted three typos on their index page which were fairly minor, but then I am a terrible proofreader so there may be more. Their website is offered via a free service.  There seems to be pretty heavy overlap between staff and authors suggesting a self-publishing co-op, but they are soliciting outside submissions. 

Overall, there is not much to suggest this would be a good place to send your manuscript.


Forever Romance Publishing Group

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Forever Romance continues to be a bit of and odd duck.  

  • Either they did not know about the much larger 'Forever' imprint of Grand Central Publishing, or they did not care about the similarity.
  • And then there is Craiglist add asking for a resume and romance fiction writing sample. Not an actual manuscript and... who out there has an author resume? I know I don't, but perhaps I missed a memo somewhere along the line. And their 'no manuscript, no problem' attitude is not just for their series but also general submissions.
  • They have yet to splash out and buy their own website domain or hosting. Or a logo. Or... anything.
  • "...we treat all our staff and writers like family"
No books yet and I am not holding my breath.  IMHO there is a different between an erotic romance publisher and a generic content producer treating 'erotic romance' like an SEO cash grab opportunity.


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