Friday, September 11, 2009
Please take the time to vote for a publishing house name.
update: two new awesome suggestions:
love Belfry Press. Would like to add that to poll, but I don't know if I can without losing current votes.
Due to the premature death of Quartet Press, I will most likely publish my blacklist. I don't need a publishing house in order to do that, but why not? I feel it would be better to establish a name now, because there's no telling what the future holds. I often daydream of starting a house that would be equivalent to a small indie record label where I would publish one or two books a year. I would do the content editing and line editing, but I would use freelancers for the copy editing, proofing, and epub formatting. For the writer, it wouldn't really be much different from self publishing. The only difference would be my editing and guidance, and my name and publishing house backing the material. Oh, and I'd take a small percentage.
All of the possible publishing house choices have personal significance.
Perley Station was a village that burned down in the late 1800s. The only building left standing was what is now my church/writing studio.
Tuonela was the fictional Wisconsin town in my books Pale Immortal and Garden of Darkness.
Black Tupelo was a bar/whorehouse in Play Dead.
But maybe it's best to be totally straightforward and use names.
I like them all, so I need help!
update: suggestions welcomed and appreciated!