Saturday, January 05, 2008
Opening Jan 31. All genre but apparently implicitly not seeking m/m, or haven't thought about it much which is curious given that it tends to substantially outsell m/f.
"Romance: Boy meets girl, they fall in love. Sometimes they have sex sometimes they don't. but all the time they end up happily ever after. The sub-genres are as stated above, but with the Romantic Elements..
Erotic Romance: Same as the romance category, but the sex is more descriptive. Cruder language may be used where necessary, and multiple partner relationships may be explored."
p.s. Dragons are the new Rose when it comes to naming your press?
p.p.s. How is this a contest?
p.p.p.s. The about us page doesn't say who 'us' are.
p.p.p.p.s. 'Weyr' is a word invented by Anne McCaffrey. I don't know if that is significant but it doesn't strike me as wise to use the word without authorisation (as is secured by the 'Weyr' fanzines). But who knows. I am easily confused by things as small as the domain being "Firedrakes Weyr" and the title just "Firedrake Weyr" [the domain for this name is not taken].
p.p.p.p.p.s They suggest a main reason other epresses fail is "Failure to diversify their product selection". I disagree. Many fail for not having a specifc niche where there is an unserved or poorly served readership. All genre epublishers are already common just as all romance epresses are (e.g. Bareback Angels, currently being scaled back to an imprint of Torquere).