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New Local Publisher Available

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 only science fiction and fantasy. Writers familiar with what we have published in the past will know what sort of material we are most likely to publish in the future: powerful plots with solid scientific and philosophical underpinnings are the sine qua non for consideration for science fiction submissions. As for fantasy, any magical system must be both rigorously coherent and integral to the plot, and overall the work must at least strive for originality. Those manuscripts which survive the "first cut" as outlined above are then judged primarily on plot and characterization. Style: Simple is generally better; in our opinion good style, like good breeding, never calls attention to itself. Preferred length: 100,000 - 130,000 words. Generally we are uncomfortable with manuscripts under 100,000 words, but if your novel is really wonderful, send it along regardless of length.




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. 




At FaithWalk Publishing we recognize everyone is on a spiritual journey. While some may have definite beliefs there are others who are still searching to find life¹s meaning. Our mission is to publish books that are Christian in orientation while covering a wide range of topics of interest for believers and spiritual seekers alike. Books which will meet people where they are in their own spiritual quest. books we publish are widely available through traditional booksellers from independents to large chains. In addition our books are available directly from us and from on-line merchants.


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




HeroesandHeartbreakers.com welcomes submissions of original romance stories in all subgenres (erotica, contemporary, paranormal/urban fantasy, women's fiction/chick lit, historical, romantic suspense, etc). We are not interested in "true confessions" or other non-fiction material. We are looking for short stories (15k-30k words), novellas (30k-50k words), and category-length. We pay $1,000 to $2,000 (depending on word count) against a 25 percent royalty. (The royalty enters the picture with respect to downloadable versions of the work.) Although we will consider edge cases, "original" means original--not previously published. 




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.




We publish books on cooking, dining, travel, history, sports, gardening, ghosts, and humor plus children's books. McClanahan books are sold throughout Kentucky and the South in book and gift shops, fine department stores, museums, on national shopping networks, and in a variety of other retail sources.



New Forums Press wasfounded 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




Rocking Horse Publishing is now accepting submissions!

There are NO FEES to authors – very important. We are not a vanity press, when we say “we don’t accept every manuscript,” we mean it! Our turnaround time is approximately two months. We handle editing, proofing, formatting, cover design, marketing,ISBN, and copyright (which the author holds), and publish both paperback and E-format. There are no advances, but we do offer a very decent royalty rate. Robin Tidwell, CEO contact: Robin@RobinTidwell.com

More info here:  http://www.rockinghorsepublishing.com



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

or contact Jeanne Devlin, editor of The RoadRunner Press 


SERENADE BOOKS, formerly Redbud Press LLC

a boutique publisher of inspirational romance

We consider ourselves aboutique publisherwith a digital-first focus. We love working with authors looking to expand their readership and bring readers new stories and timeless favorites.

Our stable of authors includes multi-published, award-winning, and USA Today best-selling authors, including Pamela Tracy,Lacy Williams, Vickie McDonough, Lenora Worth,coauthors Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay, Gayle Roper, and Kathleen Y’Barbo.

Serenade Booksloves stories that stay with the reader long past the book’s end. We love romance and the beauty of happily-ever-afters. We look for writers who share that vision, who write the books of their heart because they have a kinship with the beauty of words, the power of story, and the wonder of God’s love.

Through our Hometown Romanceimprint, we publish 20-25,000 word and 45-65,000 word romances with a strong sense of setting and community.

Our Timeless imprint features books that have been brought back to the market for a new generation of readers. If you are a published author with rights to your backlist, we would love to talk to you about publishing options and how we can give your book new life in the marketplace. Receive a free novella just for checking out their new website and getting on the mailing list.



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

Your curriculum vitae (bio) including a list of all previous publishing credits

If we are interested in seeing more than the first 50 pages, we will contact you and request the balance of the manuscript. Therefore, please refrain from submitting unfinished novels.

In the subject line of your submission, please include only one of the following categories:

Outdoor & Sports

Fiction & Literary Non-fiction


Cooking & Lifestyle

Politics, History, & General Non-fiction

Racehorse (highly trending topics; e.g. adult coloring books)

NOTE: We will not review any online submissions that do not include one of the above categories in the subject line. 




The Wild Rose Press, Inc. now accepts queries from genres other than romance. We would be willing to review manuscripts that are women's fiction, mystery or thriller, historical fiction and erotica. We accept electronically submitted queries only. Do not send your query through the mail as it will not be reviewed. Please follow the instructions on the webpage below to submit.  http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=214

Please send queriesvia emailtoqueryus@thewildrosepress.com. Do not send any attachments until invited to do so. In the subject line, use the term TWRP Query, the name of your manuscript, and the line in the company you are targeting. For example: TWRP Query - Love Knows No Bounds - Scarlet Rose.  Write a query letter that gives your personal information: name, email, contact information, and any pertinent writing background information. Make sure you include the word count of your manuscript (ie: 55,000 words).  Include a synopsis in the body of the email. This can be as long or as short as you choose as long as it gives us complete information. Do not send an attachment. 

The Wild Rose Press named Best Publisher of the year 2018.  (in business since 2006) now also have an audio division and an eBook division called OverDrive, a leading supplier to libraries.


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.




5411 South 125th East Ave.

Suite 302

Tulsa, Ok. 74146


918-624-9300 office




For direct submissions we only consider complete and unpublished science fiction, fantasy and horror novels, written in English of between 95,000 - 150,000 words. We don't publish non-fiction, poetry, short stories or novellas.





The Policy Studies Organization (PSO) offers publishing opportunities through its imprint and book program, Westphalia Press. We are looking for original manuscripts and hope to be able to assist anyone with their publication goals. Manuscripts from all disciplines are welcome for consideration.

Our focus is on wider readership and dissemination. We offer attractive terms to authors under a print-on-demand model, which allows us to produce books at a low cost for increased worldwide distribution among readers and reviewers. All of our books are

published both in paper and electronic versions.

As a non-profit academic association, Westphalia Press is a growing part of the PSO’s longtime mission of accessible scholarship dissemination, and aims to provide quality volumes at affordable prices. We believe there is much valuable scholarship out there that

deserves to be shared more widely and effectively.

Westphalia Press is multidisciplinary in scope, and publishes titles on a diversity of topics including history, art, and literature, as well as politics and government. For a list of current titles visit the Westphalia Press website at: http://westphaliapress.org. For

questions or more information, please contact PSO Director, Daniel Gutierrez, at dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org


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.  



This is the one I am trying out now. Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful iBooks Textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad and Mac. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3Dobjects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. 

It says: You might want to begin with a blank page and let your imagination guide you. But if that’s a little intimidating, just start with a beautiful Apple-designed template.

Check it out here: http://www.apple.com/ibooks-author/


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.


“You can now manage your CreateSpace content on Amazon's improved 

publishing sites. We now offer specialized sites for your different 

publishing needs. Log in to get started with Kindle Direct Publishing, 

Amazon Media on Demand, or Print on Demand for 

publishers, or learn more below.

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.



WordPress is publishing software with a focus on ease of use, speed, and a great user experience. WordPress is blessed with an active community, which is the heart of open source software.





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.”