Steam Romance is a new imprint for erotica, romance, or some combination thereof. One of the types of fiction they are looking for is described as "for men". Their definitions for romance and erotica, respectively, could best be described as... muddled. I am wondering if this is a bandwagon imprint, looking to cash in on the sexy book trend?
Steam is described as an imprint of Kennebec Publishing. While steam specifies that authors "pay nothing", Kennebec offers "services" including the offer to "work with your writing, hire ghost writers, or write on your behalf"-- whch does not sound entirely free to me.Only their other imprint "Prepper Press" has actual books listed on the website.
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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
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."