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    Ellechor Publishing

    http://www.ellechorpublishing.org/

    Has anyone had any experiences with this publishing house? It's a small publisher but digging up dirt is proving difficult.

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    Looks like they've been around less than a year. Can you find any of their titles in Christian bookstores?

    I'm not sure I like that they're giving writing courses to their authors (they say the intensive course costs $200 but is free to contracted authors.) You'd think if they were accepting manuscripts by these authors, the writing would be polished already.
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    Having a hard time finding any.
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    Then I'd say skip them and go with the bigger houses (not sure what the big Christian publishers are as I don't write that genre).
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    At EPH, meeting our client's need is very important to us. That is why we offer a variety of creative publishing options, from traditional publishing to our exclusive Adopt-an-Author program.


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    Does anyone have any updated info on and/or experience with this publishing house?

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    They list Ingram as their "distributor"...and I'm not talking about Ingram Publisher's Services...so there is a question about how they get their books to market on on shelves. Also, their sales are quite low on Bookscan (whose numbers aren't dependable, and are more representative). It's a good idea to find out whether any publisher you're considering has the ability to get their titles nationally distributed, along with marketing and promoting them.

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    priceless,

    I'm not sure what you mean by your Bookscan parenthetical statement. Wouldn't something have to be dependable to be more representative?

    Thanks for the reply
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    Wouldn't something have to be dependable to be more representative?
    No, and here's why. It's impossible for any database to obtain a solid sales number on any given book because not every bookstore reports their sales to Bookscan. And Bookscan sales figures don't include libraries or e-book sales. So, at best, those sales figures are representative, which gives editors and agents a feel for how a particular title sold.

    For example, Bookscan lists one of our titles as selling roughly 15,000 units. The truth is that title has sold more like 20-something-thousand units. The gist is that it sold a lot of units, which means this that if that author was shopping around a new book, an agent or editor would sit up and take notice based on those Bookscan numbers of his previous book.

    Conversely, if a querying author's previous title has a Bookscan number of 25 units over a three year period, that is also representative of overall sales, and the agent or editor would judge accordingly.
    Last edited by priceless1; 01-02-2012 at 09:59 PM.

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    I am an Ellechor author so perhaps I can provide some insight based on my experience. My first book, Alizel's Song, will come out next month. So while I can't yet speak to the sales numbers, I can relay some information based on my relationship with them so far.

    Ellechor is a traditional publisher that fronted all of the costs for production of my book, as well as gave me free copies. I went through 5 rounds of editing with the acquisitions, developmental, and copy editors. They also paid for a professional to do the cover and format the interior. They are releasing three other books with mine and they do 4 releases a year. To me that says that they are focused on quality over quantity. As referenced above they are a fairly new company, but it seems like they are growing.

    The only thing I paid for was extra copies of my book to sell at signings and some physical storefronts I own. The exact deal depends on the quantity ordered. I think I got mine for about 50% off the cover price. They expect that authors be active at marketing and selling their own books in general, but I was never required or pressured to purchase any specific number.

    I believe that they are also starting their own POD and Ebook imprints, as is the case with many publishers. These are separate from their main line of books, however.

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