Thursday, September 01, 2016

Market: Encompass Ink

Encompass Ink is the latest imprint of Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Press (a.k.a; Vamptacy, Hot Ink). All you need to know about them can probably be found on this AbWrite thread. I guess it's nice the LGBT fiction is now so popular people are lining up to make money from it.  But this particular effort strikes me as bordering on parody.  Unlike their other imprints this one comes with a lot of breathless statement about how they"believe in romance for all" and "no hiding", which might not have seemed odd twenty years ago but is a bit behind the curve now.

It is my unabashed person opinion that this one should not be touched with a Teflon-coated barge pole, not because of how they are presenting, but their appalling track record re: drama and lack of professionalism, not providing editing or professional cover design, and very mediocre performance.