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    Stairway Press

    I found it on the Publisher's Marketplace and didn't see it on the AW list. They don't look half bad either.

    Here's the link:
    http://www.stairwaypress.com/


    Anyone with more info on them?
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    Well, it's definitely not geared toward writers. The submission information is bare bones ("send us a query," more or less) and contains this rather odd phrase:

    Stairway Press is not a vanity press. All checks are signed by us and have an author's name on the 'Pay to' line.

    If I'm reading it right, they seem to offer "book publishing services" - but I can't tell whether that's separate from actual publishing.
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    I don't understand why/how the books in their bestseller list aren't all published by Stairway Press.


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    Well I queried to see and I quickly got a R, saying they don't take YA. So that rules that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaitie View Post
    I don't understand why/how the books in their bestseller list aren't all published by Stairway Press.
    Those are its imprints (Curva Peligrosa, The Armchair Adventurer, and Shadow Lake Press)
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    They have a bare bones contract, and give a 1K signing bonus (it's not an advance), plus royalties, but I can't remember what else. They are owned by a larger company that's not a publisher. I've seen a copy of one of their books. Very compact and very good looking. Haven't read it yet, so I don't know what the editing is like.

    The author is very pleased with the treatment he got from this press. His book is doing quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaoPaux View Post
    Those are its imprints (Curva Peligrosa, The Armchair Adventurer, and Shadow Lake Press)
    Oops! I'd looked for a thing about imprints and just didn't see it. I must have totally overlooked that. Entirely possible considering how stupidly insane last week was.


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    I received a request for a full from them. I'll let you guys know.
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    Oh, wow, how cool, Christy. So when did you submit? Was it a long wait?

    I was bummed out when they said they didn't take YA. They look like a good place.
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    Bummer about no YA, Undercover. Now that I've checked them out, I think my espionage thriller might not be literary enough for their tastes. They seem high-end in that regard.

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