Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Epublisher "MuseitUp"

Publisher: Lea Schizas

"I'll be open and honest that we are a new publishing house with dreams and aspirations to offer our authors a place where they can help one another with promotions besides the marketing we will do for them. It's hard in this business to get a good start but we aim to do just that."

That is honest, but the odds are rather steep for a new, multi-genre epublisher.

"No, we accept submissions from new and seasoned writers from Canada and the United States."

This is the first epublisher I recall seeing that limits the nationalities than can submit to them. Is it because they are unaware epublishing authors are of other nationalities, or they actively wish to exclude them? Because I think non-US epublishers like Total E-bound manage to have distinctive brands whilst still publishing "foreign" author.

"Submissions are now open for erotica along with mainstream romance noted above."

I find it faintly depressing that erotica is increasingly see only as a subgenre of romance.

p.s. why is the tag line aimed at authors, not readers?


Angelia Sparrow said...

I am hesitant to work with no US publishers. There are a lot of laws and roadblocks to the international movement of money (at least the minuscle amounts we deal in).

I haven't even found a good way to purchase author copies of an anthology out of South Africa.

So, I totally understand a new pub not wanting that headache.

Angelia Sparrow said...

non-US, sorry

veinglory said...

As a non-American I have yet to have any problems writing for a half-dozen epublishers. They have never suggested to me that it was difficult to accomodate me as a foreign author.

veinglory said...

p.s. I would not that not all non-North American are unable to accept standard within-NA payment methods like check and Paypal.

roslynholcomb said...

I wonder if those problems moving money internationally apply outside the US, Canada, Australia and Europe? I think there are some funky rules with Middle Eastern and maybe African countries, but I don't know that much about it.