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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 20 Oct 2011, 11:16

Tu Books (MG/YA imprint of Lee and Low Publishing)

Tu Books publishes speculative fiction for children and young adults featuring diverse characters and settings. Our focus is on well-told, exciting, adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and mystery novels featuring people of color set in worlds inspired by non-Western folklore or culture. We welcome Western settings if the main character is a person of color.

We are looking specifically for stories for both middle grade (ages 8-12) and young adult (ages 12-18) readers. (We are not looking for picture books, chapter books, or short stories. Please do not send submissions in these formats.)

What we’re particularly interested in seeing lately: Asian steampunk, any African culture, contemporary African-American stories, Latino/a stories, First Nations/Native American/Aboriginal fantasy or science fiction written by tribal members, original postapocalyptic worlds, historical fantasy or mystery set in a non-Western setting. Please note that while our focus remains on main characters that are people of color, we strongly welcome GLBTQ characters as well.

http://www.leeandlow.com/p/tu_submissions.mhtml

They appear to be a fairly new, small press, and may not pay advances. However, their cover art is nice
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so if you've got a MG/YA spec fic or mystery novel featuring a lesbian character of colour, and you've not been able to interest an agent/large press, Tu might be worth subbing to. I love the idea that there's a small press focusing on YA books with CoC, open to GLBT content, and getting starred reviews and awards for their work.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 16 May 2012, 16:05

An update on Entangled Publishing (from Absolute Write):
I'm back to share what's changed about our business model after our first year in business, as well and fill you in on all the new things we're working on. These are crazy exciting times for Entangled, and I'm thrilled so many of you have expressed interest in joining us!

All of this information can be found on our About Us page (http://www.entangledpublishing.com/about-us/), but I'll paraphrase here:

First and foremost, we're no longer a POD publisher. At the end of 2011, we signed two major distribution deals with Publishers Group West and Midpoint Trade Books. Our Entangled Books, Entangled Select, and Entangled Teen titles now receive print runs that are distributed to brick and mortar book stores, libraries, airports, and specialty stores worldwide.

Signing with major distributors has changed our royalty structure a bit. Authors who sign with our Entangled Select and Entangled Teen lines (handled by PGW) receive 20% of cover for digital books and 9% of cover for print. The wider distribution more than makes up for the royalty difference, so these have become our most requested imprints! Entangled Books pays as much as 40% of cover for digital (most retailers, however foreign markets may receive less) and 9% of cover for print. Our digital-only lines also pay up to 40% of cover.

Shorter romance sells, and so do ebooks. If you're looking for a way to break into Entangled, check out our fabulous digital-only Flirt and Ever After novella lines. Our very first USA Today bestseller was a Flirt that released in December, the month the lines launched!

Continuing that trend, back in February, we launched the digital-only Indulgence category romance line. As you guys already know, one of those launch titles also hit the USA Today and NYT Bestseller list. Because the books are selling so well (nearly all have hit the B&N and Amazon bestseller lists within a month of launch), we've started to branch out. We released a teaser title for the Dead Sexy romantic suspense category line over the weekend--that line launches next month. This summer, we'll launch our Bliss, Covet, and Brazen category romance lines. Bliss focuses on sweet romance, Covet takes on paranormal, and Brazen steams things up with higher heat levels. All three lines are trope-focused, just like category readers want 'em! We'll follow these up with the Fall launch of Scandalous, our historical category romance line.

As you might imagine, we're swamped. Our response time to submissions is anywhere from an hour to four months, depending on where you sent your submission. We respond to ALL queries, though we no longer have time to send everyone a personal response with feedback. If you don't hear from us within four months, please do nudge. We'd hate to miss a submission because the slush pile demons ate it.

Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm over the last year, and keep those submissions coming!

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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 07 Jan 2013, 06:13

P.D. Publishing is closing down.

31 December 2012: With heavy hearts we regretfully announce that PD Publishing, Inc will be officially closing at the end of the year 2013.

We are very proud of what PD Publishing was able to accomplish over the years – quality books, happy customers, and happy authors. With everything in consideration, it is best that PD departs as gracefully as it can at this time. All things must come to an end, and we want this to end before our health or our family suffers further.

http://www.pdpublishing.com/

Hopefully everything will terminate smoothly.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 09 Jan 2013, 06:31

More info on Entangled (which, I understand, is quite open to GLBT): They've partnered with MacMillan for distribution.

Powerhouse publisher Macmillan has reached agreement with juggernaut, Entangled Publishing, to handle global distribution for Entangled’s highly successful digital imprints, beginning February 1, 2013.

In the new arrangement, Macmillan will distribute English language e-books of Entangled’s new publications in all domestic and international markets and for all platforms where Macmillan currently does business.

With unprecedented growth, in a year Entangled has exploded to twelve imprints with more than 350 authors and thirty titles released per month. In 2012, Entangled published the sixth overall best-selling book of the year and eight national best sellers. The agreement includes additional resources and personnel from Macmillan to strengthen Entangled’s infrastructure. “This partnership brings a global leader in print and digital distribution, ensuring Entangled can continue to support our rapid growth and success,” says CEO and publisher of Entangled, Liz Pelletier.

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/ma ... ublishing/
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby ElaineB » 10 Jan 2013, 01:12

Entangled published the sixth overall best-selling book of the year and eight national best sellers.

Really? They look like Harlequins. They're all romance, right?
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 10 Jan 2013, 06:16

Not all romance. They have a YA/teen imprint, do quite a lot of romance, but also do urban fantasy and darker stuff. They published Kelley York's "Hushed", which I thought was really excellent. I think it's the romance that hits the NYTBSL, but that's not uncommon.
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