Starting La Muse Press always has been a dream of mine. I have dreamt about being my own publisher and publishing new works from emerging writers for years, and here it is! I am looking to acquire fiction titles that are literary and experimental. By the end of May 2011, I will have published my short story collection, Street Magic: Stories and Tales (2011). The collection contains nine off-beat stories that are voice and character-driven. For production, I am thinking about using Book Mobile–I like the quality of their printed books. Here’s the scoop: my book dimensions are 4 X 6.5. The cover is typographical utilizing black and white. More than likely it will be paperback with a matte finish. If you are an emerging writer looking to publish your work, please feel free to email your submission to Mary B. Banks firstname.lastname@example.org. I am excited about this creative endeavor and look forward to hearing from you!
If you haven’t heard of Amanda Hocking, you must have been living under a rock. I’ll admit, I wouldn’t have heard of Hocking if it weren’t for the publishing newsletters I receive in my inbox. According to The New York Times, the self-published young adult writer who sold more than 1 million books, was offered a four-book deal with St. Martin’s Press. Hocking’s advance reached beyond $2