Saturday, January 02, 2010
On first impression the website is attractive and well-designed. Here are a few thoughts I have about the contents:
"Storm Moon Press is an independent, small press that specializes in romance and erotica of alternative lifestyles, including but not limited to, male/male, female/female, ménage à trois, polyamory, and BDSM in all genres."
Alternative lifestyles? : /
"Submissions for our first anthology, Cast the Cards, are now being accepted. Cast the Cards is a short story anthology where all stories included are based on the themes of individual Major Arcana cards from the Tarot with romantic and erotic tones."
A tarot card theme, how many of these do we need...?
"We offer a $1,000 advance, though it is not paid in one lump sum. 25% is issued upon signing of the contract, 50% is issued upon publication, and the remaining 25% is issued once the initial 75% of the advance has earned out through sales."
This suggests rather optimistic sales expectations?
"Royalties on print books sold will be 25% on the net earned, and royalties on e-books sold will be 40% on the net earned."
"Storm Moon Press will also register the copyright; this will not be a cost authors incur. Copyright remains with the author."
This is nice to see and very unusual for epublishers.
It does not seem to be explicit on the website but the owner and founder of Storm Moon Press seems to be S. L./Saundra Armstrong, who does not appear to have publishing experience outside of self-publishing.