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    Noble Romance Publishing

    Anyone have any experience with this new company?
    thanks!

    here is a link to their page, it looks pretty good:
    http://www.nobleromance.com/Default.aspx

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    *bias alert* I have a book out with them and haven't had any problems. I've also known the owner for about eight years now. */bias alert*

    Noble is about 6-7 months old and is still building a readerbase and working on getting the website to be more interactive for customers which I think will draw in more readers.

    Jill Noble is very open to stories that really push the boundaries of romance and romantic fiction and letting characters be themselves even if they're antihero dark and edgy which is the main reason Anne and I signed our Dark Whispers.

    Editing wise Jill's suggestions for expanding a couple scenes were on the money. They pay on time and the royalty statement is the best I've ever seen in terms of how many copies sold and when they sold.

    Jill's partner has a solid business background and she's been in and around publishing as a writer since before I knew her. She was an editor at Loose-ID and has a few published books nder her belt.

    If you have a story you believe in that you feel shows a romance despite other folks' claims of "That's not romantic" Noble may be an option for you.

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    very interesting......

    ~hitting 'send' key on query

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    I know nothing about their sales levels, but unlike many new romance epublishers they have a clear niche they are targeting. I think they look pretty promising.

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    Post Noble Romance

    I sent a query off to them in December and was asked to send the full MS. Unfortunately my book wasn't suitable for them after all, not quite enough sex, LOL! But I did get a very nice personalised rejection and I was invited to submit again with this book if I added more sex. It's not that I have anything against it; I just felt that if I started adding in more sex, it would look just like that: that I'd just added it in for the sake of it rather than the flow it already had. If I ever do write something with a bit more sex or kink, they would be first on my list to submit. They seemed very author friendly.

    take care,
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    I just submitted to them and got a very prompt request for the full...we'll see what happens!

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    Oh, Angie, that's great, good luck!

    take care,
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    Just curious, how long did it take to hear a yes or no on the full manuscript?...it's only been a week and a bit but I didn't get confirmation that my email with the full went through. I'd hate to be waiting only to find out that the original email didn't send.

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    I had a confirmation email and a request to send the full MS in about a week and I think it was about a month or so when I heard back with the "no". I don't think I got a confirmation that my full went through either, just the query first of all.


    take care,
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    If I remember correctly, Jill doesn't send out confirmations. You don't receive any sort of auto-confirmation, either.

    That being said, she's very author friendly. If you're worried that your sub didn't get through, send her an email and she will reply.

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    any new information or updates on this publisher? Sent a full off today and just curious if anyone has anything they are willing to share.

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    Me too.

    I sent a request for the sample contract and never got a response back. If they can't respond to a simple contract request, how on earth do they respond to full subs or partials???

    I just sent a query off today...we'll see...but I'm dubious.

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    Missing Email and No Response

    Please allow me to apologize for the lack of response to your request for a sample contract. I can only assume some requests have gone missing. (This isn't the first time I've heard this complaint in the last few days, and I worry there are others who didn't bother to follow up).

    I have changed the email address for the sample contract requests on the submissions page to jill@nobleromance.com. Hopefully that will clear up the issue and I'll see all requests.

    Please, if you send an email to any of our boxes and you don't get a response within 48 hours, contact me directly at jill@nobleromance.com. I will be happy to assist you.

    Kind Regards,

    Jill N. Noble

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    I subbed a short to them last night.

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    just to update, Noble accepted my manuscript and I have signed a contract with them! It is very exciting Good Luck to everyone else!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by honoluluwriter View Post
    just to update, Noble accepted my manuscript and I have signed a contract with them! It is very exciting Good Luck to everyone else!!!
    That's great news!! Congrats!!
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    I just got a contract offer from them this morning.
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    Got a response from Jill today saying to give them a couple of weeks to get back to me. They would review my sub. I like their promptness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thethinker42 View Post
    I just got a contract offer from them this morning.
    *yawn*

    Another day, another contract...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarletpeaches View Post
    *yawn*

    Another day, another contract...
    LOL, if only every day were so great!!

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    If you're tt42 it seems it is. Damn and now I'm back to 6 contracts behind...

    *rites moar wurdz*

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    Congrats on the contracts/acceptances everyone!

    I'm waiting for a response myself...fingers crossed...

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    Their contract locks you in for 7 years. That's way too long, as far as I'm concerned. They wanted to change my novel too much, in order to fit in with their guidelines, more sex, etc. so I backed out. Jill is reasonable to deal with though.

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    What about sales? Any reports on that?

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    Good luck! Keep us updated

    Quote Originally Posted by Treyfan View Post
    Congrats on the contracts/acceptances everyone!

    I'm waiting for a response myself...fingers crossed...

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