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    Twisted E-Publishing (formerly Twisted Erotica Publishing)

    I think they are super new, but has anyone submitted to them? Says they pay 60% royalties on ebooks and print. Accept word counts from 7K to 70K.

    http://www.twistederoticapublishing.com/

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    Twisted Erotica Publishing

    Hi there -- I'm the owner/publisher of TEP. We are new and our author base is small.

    We started as an author collective -- which will earn us a boo-hiss from some, which is totally reasonable and understandable. It isn't the right thing for everyone. But as authors we also know some of the pitfalls of e-publishing from the author's perspective and are trying to offer something more for our authors.

    A few months ago, we opened for outside submissions. We have two yr contracts at 60%, and are willing to negotiate with established authors who have a proven track record on the percentage. We also pay monthly royalties, starting 60-90 days from the release date (if there are sales, of course).

    We've been publishing now for a year and a half, so we've ironed out most of the kinks.

    Our business license is based in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where we are registered as an LLC. We have an accountant and have professional editors. As the author base grows, we hope to hire more editors as well.

    But we want to grow slowly and avoid some of the pitfalls of other houses.

    And for transparency, I write for the house (and other pubs) as Alexandra O'Hurley.

    If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OH~Alex View Post

    We've been publishing now for a year and a half, so we've ironed out most of the kinks.
    Not to say there won't be more as we grow.

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    OH~Alex (man, that was some contorted left hand typing!), your transparency is very much appreciated. Thanks!

    Maryn, not fond of those who cover up their interests in this or that publisher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maryn View Post
    OH~Alex (man, that was some contorted left hand typing!), your transparency is very much appreciated. Thanks!

    Maryn, not fond of those who cover up their interests in this or that publisher
    Considering the current issues some are facing with another publisher, we felt transparency was the best foot to put forward here.

    We have also added a WHO WE ARE link to our website if anyone wants more information. http://www.twistederoticapublishing.com/who-we-are/

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    And sorry for the left hand issues! I like to be difficult at times.

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    Alex, forgive me for shortening your name. Thank you for your transparency, and good luck with your business.

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    The submissions page is refreshingly frank, clear, and concise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    Alex, forgive me for shortening your name. Thank you for your transparency, and good luck with your business.
    Thank you Filigree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unimportant View Post
    The submissions page is refreshingly frank, clear, and concise.
    Unimportant -- that was our goal, so I'm glad to see you saw it in that perspective.

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    Alex, your submissions page is very frank and bold.

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    You have some great authors, too. I'll definitely be watching your progress.

    Never, ever, be afraid to be blunt about publishing. I wish more publishers would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OH~Alex View Post
    we've ironed out most of the kinks
    Is that a good thing for an erotica publisher? ;D

    (Someone had to say it, might as well be me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.N Thorne View Post
    Alex, your submissions page is very frank and bold.
    Thank you, that was our intention. Lay it all out on the line and hope writers like our approach. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    You have some great authors, too. I'll definitely be watching your progress.

    Never, ever, be afraid to be blunt about publishing. I wish more publishers would be.
    I think the group of authors we have is wonderful. Thanks for that.

    Blunt honesty isn't something I've run across thus far in my experience in publishing. It's often a bunch of smoke and mirrors. It's one of the things I didn't like as an author and why I chose to start TEP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unimportant View Post
    Is that a good thing for an erotica publisher? ;D

    (Someone had to say it, might as well be me.)
    LOL -- damn, I might need to go find them again.

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    Leave a few kinks for us.

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    I like the honesty.

    Maximum length for a novel is 70k. I think my smallest was 89k, largest m/m BDSM 13Ok. *Winces* Certainly one to consider for novellas for me, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OH~Alex View Post
    I think the group of authors we have is wonderful. Thanks for that.

    Blunt honesty isn't something I've run across thus far in my experience in publishing. It's often a bunch of smoke and mirrors. It's one of the things I didn't like as an author and why I chose to start TEP.
    The world has no oversupply of honest, high-quality erotica. I wish you every success, and may your proofreaders never stumble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    Leave a few kinks for us.
    Will do - I think there's enough out there for everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Fallen View Post
    I like the honesty.

    Maximum length for a novel is 70k. I think my smallest was 89k, largest m/m BDSM 13Ok. *Winces* Certainly one to consider for novellas for me, though.
    We have recently published a trio of 90Kish novels from one of our existing authors, so we might want to amend that some. The major reason we keep to shorter lengths is the price point -- readers seem to have become resistant to paying higher prices with the plethora of free and inexpensive reads available these days. Our preference is 20-40K novellas so we can keep them in the $2.99 sweet spot -- high enough to get the better royalty rate for our author and low enough to still entice a reader to give us a try.

    But for the right book and right author, we would consider longer works, within reason.


    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi View Post
    The world has no oversupply of honest, high-quality erotica. I wish you every success, and may your proofreaders never stumble.
    Our sincere thanks

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    Is now Twisted E-Publishing, same URL. Non-erotic works published as TE Publishing Services.
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