- Genres: erotic romance
- Notes:[12 August 2007] Open since 2000, an epublisher focusing on erotica with female submission. [12 March, 2015] Seems to be closed?
- Including the imprints Amber Heat and Amber Allure--new authors acquired
- by invitation only
- Genres: erotic romance, GLBT
- at ERECblog
Beautiful Trouble Publishing
Black Velvet Seductions
- Genres: "power exchange" romance, discipline and spanking
- Associated with: CFPublications
- Other listings: PiersAnthony under "Bethany's Group"
- ERP blog tag
[24 January 2007] Signs of trouble, negative listings --
[30 Aug, 07] reports of authors not being paid. --
[7 July 2014] No sign of any recent problems.
- Notes: Founded 2009 -- [12 September 2013] added to PLIST.
- Notes: [12 August 2012] Added to PLIST.
[2 September 2007] An imprint of Double Dragon.
[28 November 2008] An imprint of Champagne Books.
[28 March 2010] Added to PLIST.
- Earning estimate: From 'Show me the Money": $1200
- Sales estimate from Piers Anthony: "A report of 50-250 sales per title per month." [updated May 10, 2007]
- at ERECblog
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $1050.
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $200.
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports an average earn out of $700.
Coffee and Cream PublishingGenres: Interracial, Multicultural
[6 Oct, 2011] Recently opened, added to list.
Crescent Moon Press
Dark Castle Lords/DCL Publications [Not Recommended]
[6 September 07] Aussie-based epress for historical romance.
[21 March 2008] $ Reported to charge the author for cover art using human figures
[10 August 2008] Fees for all covers, and for advertising for anthologies. Sales appear to be too low to even cover these fees. Avoid.
Dark Roast Press
Discipline and Desire
[11 Jun 07] Focussing in BBW m/f romance. Tradepaperback and ebook formats.
[21 Mar 10] Added to PLIST.
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $3050.
Highly Recommended at Preditors and Editors.
[23 Jan, 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $3200.
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $3100
Eternal Press (imprint of Damnation Books)
[5 Aug 2007]Opened
[22 Feb 2008] sold to Allyson Robertson
[10 Sept 2010] BBB rating: C-
[23 Jan, 2011] BBB rating is now A+
Forbidden Passion Press
[29 Feb, 2009] added
[11 December 2007] Opened by the previous owner of Mardis Gras (see dead markets at the bottom of the page).
[1 September 2007] Open since Jan. 07, not erotic romance per se but accepts both romance and erotica
L and L Dreamspell
[14 August 2008] "Romance - Make us wish we were part of the story, with interesting, intelligent characters. All varieties accepted including red-hot erotica"
Liquid Silver Books
- Happy-ometer: 91%
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $1950
Moongypsy PressGenres: romance, other fiction genres
[20 February 2010] Added to PLIST
New Concepts Publishing [Not Recommended]
Earning estimate: From 'Show me the Money": $340
[21 March 2008] Reportedly not providing full editing. Other complaints from authors of books being withdrawn from sales or sold after the end of the contract period.
[30 March 2008] Public statements by the press indicate that, amongst other serious problems, they do not perform substantive editing.
[July] Released an author's contracted first 3 chapters as a completed book written under their own pseudonyms. Author had RWA contact the publisher to pull book, but NCP ignored letter.
[28 July 2008] Because of customer complaints that they don't get their orders (and no response from customer service), and from authors regarding several issues, including lack of statements, NCP deletes its 1700+ member readers loop. Opens a new moderated loop with strict rules: readers cannot interact with authors, and authors can ONLY post promos. Author in-house loop is for NCP personnel only, and all mail is strictly moderated.
[31 July 2008] NCP releases a second book by same author who had only submitted first 3 chapters, again written in full by its own in-house authors. Publisher claims it was forced to because author was taking too long to complete her own manuscript.
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda Hiatt reports an average earn out of $690.
Pink Petal Books
[1 December 2008] Planned opening
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $530
Red Rose Publishing
[28 November 2008] Not recommended at Preditors and Editors due in part to a report of non-payment
[2 Feb 2011] Reports of termination fee and sales of book on an expired contract continue [see AW]
[18 Jan 2009] Added
Renaissance Romance NOT RECOMMENDED
- Notes: [5/21/2016] reports of delayed royalty payments.
- Notes: [23rd May, 2008] Reports of poor editing and late payment/non-payment.
Romance at Heart
- Notes: [2 September 2007]Apparently founded in 2006, named staff with no apparent publishing experienced (e.g. Published with PublishAmerica)
[Jan 23, 2009] Linden Bay now an imprint of Samhain
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports $2750
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $3100
Silver Publishing[Not Recommended]
[13 Nov 2012] Reported delays in royalty payments due to insufficient publisher funds.
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt reports $1700
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $6400
Storm Moon PressGenres: GLBT.alt
Summerhouse PublishingGenres: romance and erotica
[5 June 2007] Submissions by invitation only. Opening Oct 2007
Torquere [Not Recommended]
[24 Sep 2009] More reports from disgruntled authors suggesting uneven treatment and delays.
[9 Mar 2014] Reports of non-payment--added to NR list
Whiskey Creek Press
Wicked Women of Color
[10 Aug 2008] Submission by invitation only.
Wild Horse Press
The Wild Rose Press
[29 Feb, 2009] Brenda reports an average earn out of $135.
[26 Jan 2011] Brenda Hiatt now reports an earn out of $100.
[30 Mar, 2011] Average earn-out: $200