Friday, July 13, 2007
Re: publishers no long qualifying for "official publisher participation" at RWA cons [proxy recognition]. If you have news, please share.
* Ellora's Cave (from Jane, Dearauthor.com, unofficial, and I am only guessing what this terse message means?--also see here)
* Samhain (from Angela, Samhain, posted here unofficial in that it is not confirmed by RWA)
* June Editor Paula Juran suggests that St. Martin's would not qualify.
There are various rumours about the 'vanity' definition and whether it will be applied as literally described. The $1000 advance requirement, however, seems firm. Quite coincidentally ebooks tend to earn only through royalties. Of course I would like to hear whether this is affecting formerly recognised print presses that pay lower advances than this.
Here, for reference, is the list of recognised publishers:
Baker Book House
Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Barbour Publishing, Inc. & Heartsong Pocket Books
Broadman & Holman
Cook Communications Ministries
Crossings Book Club
Ellora's Cave [?]
Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books)
HarperCollins/HarperCollins Children's Books
Hodder Headline Publishing Group
Hyperion Books for Children
Kensington Publishing Corp.
Loose Id, LLC
Multnomah Publishers (Random House)
New American Library (NAL)
Premium Press America
Red Sage Publishing
Samhain Publishing [?]
St. Martin's Press [?]
Tyndale House Publishers
Virgin Books Ltd.
p.s. on the issue of: "After extensive discussion, the Board decided not to add an erotic romance category to the contests due in part to the inherently indefinable nature of erotic romance."
It's a romance with sex scenes. Love + HEA + fornication. Now was that so hard?
This post at AbsoulteWrite is gold.