Print Book Publishers

Lesbian short story and novel publishers.

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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby ElaineB » 20 Feb 2011, 00:20

Yeah, that site might be a little overdesigned. It loaded fine at work, where we have a lightning connection, but at home, though most things load pretty well, that was annoying. And on the About Us page I had to scroll over just about everything before figuring out how to open that book with the text.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby Sacchi » 20 Feb 2011, 03:35

I only figured out the page-turning because I ordered amaryllis bulbs for Christmas gifts from a company that had a catalog like that, with more n the way of directions.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 24 Apr 2011, 08:31

Crossed Genres

Following on from their successful online magazine, this small press is now branching out to novel length works. They are open to most variants of science fiction and fantasy, and are particularly interested in books with strong female protagonists and/or GLBTQ characters and/or characters of colour. They accept novels between 50K and 100K words (firm upper limit), take print and e-rights for two years, and pay a $250 advance on royalties.

Full info here: http://crossedgenres.com/submissions/novel/
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 08 Jun 2011, 11:35

Treehouse Press

A new UK-based indie press run by writers Shaun Levin and Andra Simons (who started Chroma Magazine). "We like manuscripts that are no longer than 60 pages and that use both text and image." Their stuff is definitely not your traditional genre-novel stuff, but for authors who are writing waaaaaaay outside the box they might be a good fit.

http://treehousepress.co.uk/written-on- ... bmissions/
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 08 Jun 2011, 11:37

Tollington Press
Set up in 2008 by Helen Sandler, who previously ran Diva Books and the York Lesbian Arts Festival, Tollington Press focuses on fiction, poetry, drama and memoir but is always open to new possibilities, whatever the genre.

Tollington Press is a client publisher. Authors who know they have a potential readership approach us to produce their book for them.

This model works well for people who want to sell their books at their own gigs or readings, as well as those with a story to tell to their friends, family and community - for instance, the Jewish community or the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) world.

Typically, the first print run will be hundreds rather than thousands of copies. A readership of a few hundred may be too small for most publishers, but to our authors, hundreds of eager readers are a very good reason to get that book out there.


Not right for everyone, but probably right for someone. http://www.tollingtonpress.co.uk/
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 11 Jun 2011, 08:07

Pink Narcissus Press

A small press publishing "eclectic fiction" with a strong preference for spec fic (of any variant), and they say, "We consider ourselves LGBT friendly and welcome themes of alternative sexuality." Pays royalties, no advance. They've previously done (and are currently doing) short story anthologies, but are now open to novellas/novels.

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http://pinknarc.com/submissions.htm
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby FranW » 27 Jun 2011, 14:31

New Victoria Publishers

I've been wondering whether or not they'd survive being bought by the new owner.

Their website now proclaims "Just released! Under A Restless Moon, an all new mystery by Carlene Miller." Yet this book doesn't exist on Amazon. IMO, if they're not getting their books onto Amazon for pre-publication purchasing, or at least getting it onto Amazon the minute the book hits print, they're not going to sell many books. This particular book is listed as being published about six weeks ago. And it's...nowhere. In fact, it looks like New Victoria books are available only from the New Victoria website, with readers getting just one sentence's worth of copy to entice them to buy (or not) the book.

I'm betting on not.

I'd certainly not recommend them to any author, at this point, which is a real shame, because they used to be quite a good publisher with some excellent books to their credit.

Yet another sad, graphic illustration of the statement that
"Publisher" is not an entry level position.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby Baker » 29 Jun 2011, 13:03

That doesn't sound encouraging at all. Pity.
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby sbarret » 01 Jul 2011, 11:28

Bummer on new Victoria. They did have some great titles going...
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Re: Print Book Publishers

Postby wildlx » 05 Jul 2011, 07:20

They do have the book at Barnes & Noble: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Under- ... 1892281272
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