Sunday, April 06, 2008
Sapphire Blue Publishing is an all genre "submit by invitation only" publisher owned by Lori Combs-Graves, Tina Gerow and Maria Clayton, opening this August. They state "Our royalty rates vary from book to book...." They have the now rather common contest where you "win" a contract, which even for a by-invitation press doesn't sound like a prize to me. At least one of the owners plan to publish as an author with this press.
Sometimes I feel tempted to open a betting pool and track odds on new presses. But that would be a bit 'much', I think. I wish them good fortune, and suggest clearing up just what those royalties will be and the exact basis on which they vary.