Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Big Hairy Toe In The Waters Of The Small Press

Well, I’m officially dipping my big, fat hairy toe into the waters of the small publishing press. Lyrical Press, Inc. has offered me a contract for my urban fantasy, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I have to be honest—this isn’t the way I originally imagined my first foray into the publishing world. I had hoped to start with an agent and then take the plunge, but after numerous rejections and great advice on this particular work, I opted for a new direction.

It’s not that I’ve given up on wanting an agent. That’s an avenue this author is still pursing, but after getting lots of mixed signals from agents, I decided that the best thing I could do was to pursue publishing my novel down a different path. Enter Lyrical Press, Inc. and their wonderful editorial staff!

Since this is a small press, there are no advances, but Lyrical authors do get paid royalties for their work. This house publishes in both ebook and print on demand form. They are committed to working with their authors on developing their novels to their fullest potential, as well as, helping to provide marketing opportunities.

As of yet, I do not have the official release date for my urban fantasy, Nephilim, but I will keep you posted. Curious about this publishing group? Check them out at
www.lyricalpress.com.

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to smallpressdom, Mary Ann. So far, it's a great place for me. I hope it will be for you, too!

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  2. Well done! You must be very pleased :) I wish you loads and loads of success and diehard fans *giggle*

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  3. Thanks, Kaye! I've been getting lots of info from Lyrical and it's exciting stuff. I can't wait to dive in on the first batch of edits!

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  4. Nicole, thanks for the best wishes! I'm gonna need them and as for those die hard fans---I've got to get some! Ha!

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  5. As Keith McDonald used to say to me every time we passed another networking hurdle, "Well, we're getting smarter." You're smart now and will be moreso after this experience. Best wishes, and enjoy the ride!

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  6. Thanks Kathy and Ernie! It should be an interesting experience!

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  7. Don't forget us little people... :)

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