I consider myself blessed to have 'fallen in' with a wonderful small press some four years ago when I decided to get serious about writing and publishing. The Wild Rose Press is an author's dream. Yes, my first submission was rejected, but three subsequent manuscripts saw print, and I have a fourth coming out next year. It is a professional relationship with the added perk of feeling totally at home and safe with the staff and my fellow authors. I may get more rejections from them somewhere down the line--but that will not change my feelings about how fortunate I am to be 'a rose'.
But I digress. In this two-part blog, I want to discuss how even small presses need to be vetted by savvy authors. Here are some things to consider:
- Exposure, availability, sales
- credentials of staff
- printing technology
- print returns from bookstores
- professional production and editing
- options for distribution
For more, go here (and I'd recommend it!) and put a shortcut to this site on your desktop.
Later this week I'll be blogging about pay-to-publish operations and why one may (or may NOT) be good for you.