After years of editing and retreating down rabbit holes, my book Narrow Girls on a Blue Profound Stage found a home with Propertius Press and will be released on April 15th, 2022. I wanted to tell the story of growing up in the classical ballet world of the 1980s in Southern California, coming of age, and falling in love with the "wrong" person, before all the details were lost to me. It was a time when no one used the word "queer" unless they meant it in a derogatory manner and #metoo wasn't even a glimmer in anyone's imagination.
Please turn on the sound to hear the beautiful sound track by Jordan Stone, "Like Summer" https://youtu.be/3YqrQxRpOh4 used here with permission because she is awesome like that.
Thank you, Tanya, I am excited! The kindle version just went into Amazon as preorder! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09X9GK38P/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1649256148&refinements=p_27%3ALisa+L.+Sellge&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Lisa+L.+Sellge
The print version should follow in about a week.
Hi jackie, the terms are very good. Best I’ve heard of (70/30 in writer’s favor) but comes with a lot of trade off. They’re very small potatoes as far as what they’re willing to do for you post-publication. It feels like any marketing done had been by me. They’re not very responsive and broke contract deadlines left and right. They only pay out once a year so I don’t have any idea how the book is doing. They make it difficult for small bookstores to carry because they don’t allow shelf consignment. However the team is talented at what they do. I love my cover and the editor is very knowledgeable and connected. There was no investment on my end other than marketing efforts after the book was released.
Lisa, well, I wish you much success with your novel. You sound like a determined writer, which is very good. If you ever have more publishing needs, I recommend you check out Kindle Direct Publishing. I published two novels this way. Since I’m not a real techie type of person, it took me a bit to learn the ins and outs, but well worth it. No charge to upload your manuscript, although you need to design your own covers (easy to do using Canva app). Distribution is large coverage, your book lists for sale in Amazon bookstore, author copies (which is the main reason I did it) are very inexpensive (a 240 page novel costs me $3 and change per copy, I buy them for book signings) definitely worth checking out. Any questions, please ask, love to answer them.