OMG Are you guys ready for some amazing news?

OMG Are you guys ready for some amazing news?

Hello Everyone!

So I just wanted to let you all know about the big news I’ve mentioned on Twitter.

Some of you may know that I want to run my own small publishing press one day. To start, just books. During #PitchMadness, I conducted some interviews with several authors who entered, and quickly learned how thrilling it was to talk a little more about their book for both parties. Something inside me sparked.

I also noticed how many authors are thinking of self-publishing.

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a publishing press out there who self-publishers could use as their own private in-house team?

What if you met a group of people who can help you take your story from an idea to book shelves?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could go the self-publishing route, but not have to worry about all the technical stuff? What if you were the highlight of the party, the bella of the ball, with just your signature?

[Working Title] is that publishing press.

And it is mine.

That’s right. I did it! My new business partner and founder of Shade Publishing has extended a branch to me to run as my own department. This branch will be focused on SF/F, or Sci-Fi and Fantasy. At this time, audiences are not final, but I lean towards Young Adult and up. At the moment, the name of the branch is a working title, and the paper work for purchasing a domain and hosting is being finalized, so you can expect to see something in the coming months.

I know.

What? Months?

That’s the harsh truth guys. This is my chance to take that first step towards a huge life goal. I can’t rush into it. Which means, I’m not publishing that puppy until it’s got bark and bite.

I don’t want to give too much away. I will say, however, that I think it’s something many of you will want to be a part of. With that in mind, I will be hosting a Kickstarter. With a new branch open, we will need more staff and a bigger budget. We will also need marketing, public exposure, and if the budget allows, freelancers and contractors. This is your chance to become a part of a new dawn for writers everywhere.

I will be running a new blog for my branch soon. This will be my metaphor for extending a hand to join me.

And I want you all to come and join me. Engage me, interact with me. Maybe we will even place a temporary forum for discussion, there’s potential. I am thinking of hosting a live broadcast soon where I can talk to you more about this without the mystery. I will also hold a Q&A at the end to answer any questions I can.

For now, I want to make everyone aware. If you’re an author, or the friend of an author, or whathaveyou, be on the lookout. Once the blog goes live, I will create a YouTube Channel where I will be holding the broadcast.