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Thread: [ePub] Oktopus Ink

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    [ePub] Oktopus Ink

    http://oktopusink.com/index.html

    Diverse books for the YA category, genres: sci-fi and fantasy

    Not much about them. No books yet either.

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    Since they are brand new it's kind of hard to tell what everything will be like. Can't see their covers or look up a Sales record on them. I'm also a bit concerned that nobody has publishing experience -- or in fact, real world business experience at all since most of them are very recent student graduates.

    However, I do really like their mission to publish more diverse works. I also like that their stated response time is 2 weeks.

    Doesn't say if books will be released POD as well or just in ebook format.
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    Gonna be the person that necros a thread.

    This is actually the publisher I signed with. My debut DAYBREAK RISING is set for a Spring 2016 release.

    http://oktopusink.com/books/ has more info!

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    Congrats Gene! I do like their mission too. Do you know when you'll have your cover? I'm eager to sees their covers. So your book is set to release in the Spring of next year? That's exciting. If you can tell us your experience that'd be great!

    Also it says they will open to submissions in September. It's already the middle of the month, I'm wondering when that will happen.

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    Does anyone know what happened to Oktopus Ink? Their website is gone and their Twitter account seems to have been deleted as well. They just evaporated sometime in the last couple months.

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    I think they closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Undercover View Post
    I think they closed.
    DANG! I don't think they even got one book out did they?

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    No, I guess they just folded under the pressure. They had a good idea with the books too. Maybe there wasn't enough funding? They should have thought of that before they accepted submissions. Oh well. Just goes to show you have to be careful with these new pubs.

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    They have to have capital, experience, a business plan...and a lot of luck. It's sad when it happens to potentially great publishers.

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    Going by owner's LinkedIn, etc., closed in January.
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