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.
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.