Sunday, April 06, 2008

NEW PRESS: SBP--veinglory


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.

5 comments:

Emily Veinglory said...

Thanks for the tip on this one. Are there any others I have missed that are erotic romance inclusive but perhaps also take other genres?

Barbara Sheridan said...

Have you heard about BookStrand? Apparently a part of Siren Publishing
http://www.bookstrand.com/

What's interesting here is that they're both a publisher and online retailer.

Anonymous said...

Looks like they went to Amber Quill and stole, nearly verbatim, chunks of wording from several of AQP's website pages. Some publishers don't have an original idea in their collective brains.

Anonymous said...

Our mission statement…To bring Corporate America [sic] know how and innovation into perfect balance with the best experience for readers and authors. We believe in a work environment that is fun, snarky and provides challenges that make a difference and encourage [sic] play, innovation, and nimble out-of-the-pack thinking without boundaries.

Aside from the confusing capitalization of "corporate America", which makes me wonder about their writing ability...

Aside from the idea that a "snarky" environment is an ideal professional environment...

Aside from wondering how a publisher "provide[s] challenges that make a difference" and "encourage[s] play" (is it a publisher or a preschool?)...

Aside from wondering what "nimble thinking" is supposed to be and what any of this has to do with anything...

Aside from the misspelling and tense issue present in just that one overly-long sentence...


WTF does this mean as a mission statement? Where's the part of their mission statement where they talk about, oh, I don't know, producing quality books?

I don't think the "Corporate America know how" [sic] most people consider valuable is the use of corporate gobbly-dook to create "Mission Statements" which say absolutely nothing but have lots of snappy! keywords!

Anonymous said...

I like their GO GREEN ALL CAPS MESSAGE!!!!! Talk about stating the obvious...