Wednesday, February 18, 2009

NEW: Eirelander Publishing--veinglory

Eirelander 'Heat', Opening October 2009.

"Eirelander Publishing is currently accepting submissions in erotica and erotic romance."

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief – Lee R. Morris
Senior Editor – Terran McGahae
Assistant Editor, Eirelander General – Miranda Murphy-Doyle
Assistant Editor, Eirelander Heat – Mika Moran
Executive in charge of Marketing and Promotions – Brit Bourdeaux
Author Liaison – Randi Murphy
Cover Artist – Buffi BeCraft-Woodall & Zaynah Monodee


Anonymous said...

I just don't get it. What's the point of starting epresses that don't offer anything different from the gazillions of epresses that are already out there?

How is it different from opening a sandwich shop right next door to another sandwich shop? At least vary the produce -- open a soup shop next to the sandwich shop or something.

I just don't see the point of more general epubs. A few years ago, when no one was established, sure, but now? Or perhaps if a new press identified some niche out there, perhaps a fetish that no one else is addressing, and specialized, that would make sense. But a general epress? Why should readers, who haven't flocked to ebooks in sustainable numbers yet, choose books from this press (just as an example, not really picking on this particular), rather than from any of the other epubs out there?

I just don't get it.

Anonymous said...

It's been claimed elsewhere that the Publisher & EIC of this company has 20 years of NY experience, but Google only turns up a few ebooks written under a pen name and published with places like New Concepts. Nothing comes up for the person's actual name either with or without the middle initial.

Also, their new submission "contest" allows only thrity days between acceptance and release; not really enough time for any kind of decent editing, not enough time to get review copies out, not enough time, really, to design a decent cover.

And their books are apparently listed as non-returnable through Ingrams.

There's nothing new or different about this company, as the previous commenter said. It's the same old tiny POD press story; no publicity other than what the writers do themselves, no reputation, no experience. In other words, no sales for the authors. I'd give this one a pass, authors, seriously.

Anonymous said...

These days when any e-pub say they never close to submissions a blaring red siren sounds off in my brain. And sorry, but I have to wonder how often "new" Romance e-pubs are just the same MIA pubs re-spinning their wheels (or webs). This may not be the case here, but I can't help but wonder.