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Edmond Life and Leisure is offering a new computer-to-press book publishing program called Edmond First Edition (EFE). The Print-on Demand (POD) model is open now to writers who want their work edited with the same care given best-selling authors and who want help marketing their book. Richard M. Crum will serve as Editor-in-chief of the program. He served as a senior writer and book editor for National Geographic for more than 20 years. In addition, he is the founder and owner of The Editorial Annex (www.theeditorialannex.com). The imprint of his publishing house appears on children's books, medical books, business-to-business books, and religious books.

For more into: https://www.theeditorialannex.com/

New warning from WRITER BEWARE:

Publisher Alerts: Complaints at Month9 Books

Nonstandard Business Practices at Black Rose Writing

Posted: 25 Nov 2019 09:45 AM PST

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware®.

YA publisher Month9 Books' announcement of cutbacks by CEO Georgia McBride triggered a surge of complaints from Month9 authors, who described a host of serious problems at the company, including late or missing payments (for staff as well as authors), problems with royalty accounting, delayed pub dates, broken marketing promises, overcrowded publication schedules, communications breakdowns, and harsh treatment and bullying by McBride.


Black Rose Writing requires that authors buy their own books. Writers who submitted were asked how many of their own books they planned to buy; their response was then written into their contracts. Black Rose authors receive a Cooperative Marketing Catalog that sells a range of pay-to-play marketing and promotional services, with costs ranging from a few hundred dollars to four figures.  It's true that purchase is optional (though I would guess that authors are heavily solicited to buy). But reputable publishers don't sell marketing services to their authors--and in any case, much of what's on offer are things that other publishers, even very small ones, do for their authors free of charge, as part of the publication process.

For more info, contact victoria@victoriastrauss.com

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Check out these offers instead.


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Vivian Zabel 

4RV is taking submissions, except not children's books.”

4RV Publishing works one on one with accepted authors to create quality work. The staff (including published authors and experienced editors, illustrators, and designers) works together to produce professional fiction and nonfiction books for all ages. Submissions are expected to be well-written and professionally edited, with few, if any, grammatical or spelling errors. We want manuscripts that catch the attention of readers (editors) and keeps them reading to the end. Only the best are accepted.

 Books may be printed in trade paperback or hardcover or both; digital editions are being added. The publisher accepts novels in many genres including nonfiction, mystery, romance, mainstream, western, Christian, and science-fiction, as well as children's books, middle grade and young adult novels.

 4RV Publishing uses Ingram as its distributor, paying fees each year to allow Ingram to distribute books to and through Amazon, B&N, physical book stores, libraries, and schools.  Vivian Zabel, http://www.4rvpublishing.com/, is the founder and president of 4RV Publishing, a traditional, royalties-paying publishing house with more than 75 authors.




We publish trade fiction and non-fiction, and we publish what we like. Virtually every genre is represented by one of our fine authors; this is owed to their individual ability to tell a good story. From classic literature to political memoirs, from illustrated picture books to gripping suspense thrillers - the key is in the quality.




Founded by Karen Marie Graham and Located in Oklahoma, Books-A-Daisy® is afamily-owned book publishing companyoffering premier services for authors. From editing to publishing and everything in-between, each ofour authorshave benefited from our publishing services, gaining them worldwide sales and exposure. We'll work one-on-one with you to bring your vision to reality. Services are offered individually or by the package. We provide personalized professional assistance with editing, illustration, typesetting, graphic design, Internet promotion, and marketing for your print or e-book.  Services are offered individually or by the package. We provide personalized professional assistance with editing, illustration, typesetting, graphic design, Internet promotion, and marketing for your print or e-book.

We are not a vanity press. When you work with us, you're not selling your rights and losing control of your work. Our professional staff prides itself on finding you the right publishing deal.  If you choose topublish your book with us, we'll continue our support with ISBN assignment, marketing and distribution assistance, and showcase your work in our featured booksection, as well as provide a personalized author page. Our distribution network spans worldwide, offering you the best way to get your book read.






DAW accepts unsolicited submissions of science fiction and fantasy novels. We do not publish short stories, short story collections, novellas, or poetry. The average length of the novels we publish varies, but is almost never fewer than 80,000 words. A literary agent is not required for submission. We will not consider manuscripts that are currently on submission to another publisher unless prior arrangements have been made with a literary agent. It may require up to three months or more for our editors to review a manuscript. 


Green Frog Publishing


What forms of writing are you looking for? Non-Fiction

Editors Name Cecilia Bizzoco

Year Founded 2011

Does the Press Accept: Online Submissions, Unsolicited Submissions

Ebook or Print? Both

Do your charge for any services? Yes

Submission Guideline URL 


Email kathy@greenfrogpublishing.com

Address P.O. Box 46

East Montpelier, VT 05651

United States of America

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GFPublishing

Twitter http://www.twitter/GreenFrogPub




We specialize in non-fiction, but also consider fiction, gift, and other trade titles, including food, art, humor, and novelty. The adult genres we do not publish include poetry, fantasy, thriller, self-help, erotica, and science fiction. If you are unsure whether or not your manuscript is a good fit for us, please send a query first. We prefer to work directly with authors, but we do accept manuscripts from agents. We will consider picture books, story books, middle grade chapter books, and young adult titles.




New Forums Press was founded in1981 with the acquisition of a single academic journal. Afterforays into arange of subjects, to include launchings of variousscholarly journals and book series,a complete marketing overhaul of the enterprise has been undertaken, seeking to focus on the proven niches of the previous years as well as new promising and inspiring publishing venues. The result has been a somewhateclectic collection of works byenergetic andinspiring authors and editors.  http://newforums.com/our-titles/


NO STARCH PRESS -Nonfiction books

Founded 1994; publishes about 20 books a year. Focus: Books for geeks of all ages on topics such as programming, science, math, computer security ... more. You should be passionate about your subject and you must be writing a book that fits our target market (note:  no fiction!) Range of advances- up to $8,000. Print runs 5,000 to 25,000. Send a proposal that includes a summary of your book, an outline and your target audience, competing titles, marketing plan and your bio to editors@nostarch.com

For detailed guidelines: nostarch.com/writeforus.htm



2401 Beth Lane

Bentonville, AR 72712


Oghma Creative Media is a traditional publisher reaching out to new and established authors seeking a more rewarding publishing experience. We provide a team of editors, designers, and marketers to help bring your work to its finished form, and our goal is to develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our writer. We don’t publish books, we publish authors—and we differ on purpose. Find out more about Oghma and our authors at www.oghmacreative.com, and check out our submission guidelines at http://oghmacreative.com/submission-guidelines/


Pelican Publishing Company


The PenguinPublishingGroup is the proudpublisherof great writers and gifted storytellers, beloved books and eminent works.


We are looking for proposals for books appealing to a popular audience, on topics similar to the books we have in print. Specifically we are interested in: Civil War nonfiction, World War II nonfiction, history, biography, art, architecture, cookbooks, and nonfiction historical children’s picture books. Please study our catalog and send your proposal to Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., 1000 Burmaster St., Gretna, LA 70053-2246. Oursubmission guidelines are here: http://pelicanpub.com/viewer.php?region=92



Prairie Rose Publications






Roadrunner Press is a small traditional press going into our third year in Oklahoma. We specialize in juvenile and YA fiction, but we also publish select adult fiction and nonfiction -- trying to bring the voices of this region to the world.

For more information go to  https://www.facebook.com/RoadRunnerPress

Email: info@theroadrunnerpress.com

or contact Jeanne Devlin, editor of The RoadRunner Press 


SERENADE BOOKS, formerly Redbud Press LLC

a boutique publisher of inspirational romance

Serenade Books has joined the Wild Heart Books family


Skyhorse Publishing


Skyhorse publishes a broad range of nonfiction titles. They only accept submissions that fall into their categories, so make sure you consult their list before submitting. 

Your Proposal

A nonfiction book proposal generally consists of:

A brief query (cover) letter

A one-to-two page synopsis

An annotated chapter outline

Market analysis, including competitive research

A sample chapter or two

We are open to receiving submissions for proposed books in the following categories:





The Wild Rose Press, Inc. now accepts queries from genres other than romance. Including but not limited to women’s fiction, mystery or thriller, historical fiction and erotica. We also publish previously published works.

The Wild Rose Press named Best Publisher of the year 2018.  (in business since 2006) 


ThunderStone Books


Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

ThunderStone Books’ motto is global education for young minds. They publish picture books and chapter books. They focus on publishing children’s books with an educational aspect. The attention is particularly on books exploring a new language/culture in a fictional setting. Their area of primary focus is Mandarin Chinese (language, culture, setting and/or mythology). But they are open to other languages and other subjects, including science and math. They also consider fiction without a strong education focus, but that is not their favorite.






Westphalia Press publishes original and classic reprints of scholarly and antiquarian books in a wide range of subjects, including history, health, art, literature, politics, science and government. Our publications have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and numerous other outlets. Westphalia Press has published over 1,000 titles, and in addition, the Policy Studies Organization has created more than 300 books in partnership with a number of leading companies, including Macmillan, Lexington, and Gale. Westphalia Press is the imprint and book-publishing division of the Policy Studies Organization.


Indie Publishing


The publishing industry is evolving and this venue is becoming more popular; I’ve heard several authors who have used Create Space, now named KDP and are very satisfied with it. Hundreds of thousands of authors like you are publishing profitable work right now instead of waiting for agents and publishers to give the green light. I decided to go that way because I thought I could get the book out faster that way.  It’s a new learning curve but I am happy with the result.

With KDP you can easily access tools, quality printing, booksellers, eBook distribution, and marketing strategies so that you can generate more opportunities than you imagined – all while building your following of readers.  


Do it Yourself  - KDP

Ed Roberts says: you need to check out Create Space (Now KDP) before going with any other publishing company. I am putting the finishing touches on a poetry anthology for the Poetry Society of Oklahoma titled Red Earth Revisited. I provided my own cover art and there was no cost to PSO except to order a couple of proof copies --which were under $3 each.


Kindle Direct Publishing

Self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free and reach millions of readers on Amazon. We're excited to announce that CreateSpace is combining with Kindle Direct publishing (KDP), making KDP the single place to publish your print and digital books. This move will allow us to focus our efforts and innovate faster for authors, publishers, and customers.

Once the move is complete, CreateSpace members will be able to access the same great features they use today on KDP, as well as features unique to KDP. CreateSpace and KDP will continue to operate as a single team. Paperbacks will continue to be printed in the same facilities, on the same printers, and by the same people.




Writer Beware gives two big "thumbs down" to these publishers, and note how amany have operated under different names.

High Hill Press, Louella Turner, Arkansas

Oak Tree Press (Taylorville, IL)

Park East Press (Dallas TX) (formerly Durban House, formerly Oakley Press)

PublishAmerica (Frederick, MD)

Tate Publishing (Mustang, OK)   now defunct

Whitmore Publishing Company (Pittsburgh, PA)

America Star Books(Frederick MD) (formerlyPublishAmerica)

American Book Publishing(Salt Lake City, UT)(may no longer be active)

Archebooks Publishing(Las Vegas, NV)

Artemis Publishers Ltd(currently under common directorship withPegasus Elliot Mackenzie) (London UK)

Ashwell Publishing, d/b/aOlympia Publishing(has shared staff withAustin Macauley) (London UK)

Austin Macauley(has shared staff withAshwell Publishing) (London UK)

Oak Tree Press(Taylorville, IL)

Park East Press(Dallas TX) (formerlyDurban House, formerlyOakley Press)(may no longer be active)

Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd(currently under common directorship withArtemis Publishers Ltd(Cambridge UK)

Raider Publishing International, also d.b.a. RPI Publications(former names includeGreen Shore Publishing,Purehaven Press,andPerimedes Publishing) (uses various addresses, but probably located in Newark, NJ)

SterlingHouse Publisher, also d/b/a asInternational Book Management(Pittsburgh, PA–imprints include, among others, Pemberton Mysteries, 8th Crow Books, Cambrian House Books, Blue Imp Books, Caroline House Books, Dove House Books, and PAJA Books)(may no longer be active)

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA)/Publish On Demand Global (PODG)(uses various addresses, but located in Boca Raton, FL–formerly known as Strategic Publishing, Strategic Book Group, Eloquent Books, The Literary Agency Group, and AEG Publishing Group)

and more!  for more info go here: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1465753-Writers-Beware-of-Publishers-WHO


You can also check on any publisher (or agent) by looking up: Predators and Editors at http://pred-ed.com/    Sherrill Lewis says: “Eye- opening info there.”