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Thread: [Publisher] Immortal Works

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    [Publisher] Immortal Works

    Never heard of these guys, but just got a request on Pit Mad.

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    Adding link: Immortal Works

    They look to be a Mormon-based company with relatively strict guidelines for content:

    We are a full-service small press that specializes is genre fiction for those looking for an enthralling tale, but don’t want to have to worry about graphic violence, obscene language, or pornographic content. That doesn’t mean our titles don’t have dark villains, irreverent humor, or thrilling romance. It just means that you don’t have to hide our books from your mom, wife, and bishop.
    They seem to be just starting, with no books for sale and the only samples written by the Managing Editor, Jason King. No one seems to have any experience in publishing. They say nothing about what they offer any prospective authors except in-house audio book production and cinematic book trailers. The same audio book sounds fine to me, but the book trailer is...not good.

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    Weirdly, though, that book trailer states at the beginning that it's by Curiosity Quills. Seems odd to feature another publisher's work on your site.

    (And yeah - it is, indeed, cringe-worthy.)
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    I thought the same thing about the book trailer, i.e. Why Curiosity Quills? But the book it's for is written by Jason King, and I guess he produced the book trailer himself for his book?

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    New publishers are a risk but can be golden opportunities. What I don't like is that they're not open about their newbie status, and call themselves a publishing "service." Does that mean they charge? Maybe not but I'm just not confident in the way they present themselves. (I also got a request from them for Pitmad.)

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    Jason King plus everyone I've seen listing themselves as acquisitions editors for Immortal Works appear to be current or former Curiosity Quills authors or editors. King was (is?) an acquisitions editor there. I submitted to CQ and was hoping to get pubbed by them, so I'll be following IW closely. Definitely interested to see the quality of work they end up putting out and if it's better/worse than CQ, which seemed to have great covers, decent marketing/exposure, but not always super fantastic editing.

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    Weird juxtaposition between the super-cool kind of darkity-dark logo for the publisher name with the ragged infinity symbol, the splash page with that symbol on a blood-red book, and the strict call for submissions to be for general audiences. It's confusing.

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    Also here because of a request on #PitMad -- I'm considering the sub (was traveling during the actual #PitMad event, so subbing tonight/tomorrow) but am a little nervous that they're new and there isn't much out there.

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    Okay, I know Old Hack and some others are probably going to jump in on this. But here's my take: back away slowly and do your research first, on any publisher or agency!

    Twitter pitch events have had some shining successes, but I've noticed in the last couple of years they are also infested with problematic, predatory, or just plain new companies requesting everything like crazy. This is only speed-dating, and it's your call to decide if any of the prospective companies are worth your time.

    If someone is new and there isn't much out there about them - look harder, or give them a couple of years to sink or swim in the harsh reality of the marketplace.

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    For some odd reason I'm getting #pit2pub Twitter favorites today for tweets from last September (I'm no longer doing Twitter pitch events), and was favorited by someone from these folks. Just out of curiosity, is there any further word on them? I like to keep an eye on what small publishers are up to. Their website is reasonably well written, but covers don't impress me, alas.

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    Post Followup on Immortal Works

    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa D View Post
    For some odd reason I'm getting #pit2pub Twitter favorites today for tweets from last September (I'm no longer doing Twitter pitch events), and was favorited by someone from these folks. Just out of curiosity, is there any further word on them? I like to keep an eye on what small publishers are up to. Their website is reasonably well written, but covers don't impress me, alas.
    Marissa, what happened with your request by them? Did you find anything out or end up submitting?
    I just got a request from #Adpit and trying to research them as well. Their published books don't have many reviews on GoodReads, and a few don't even have links.

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    Scribe of the girls in the basement Marissa D's Avatar
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    No, I didn't follow up in any way, though I may ask my agent if she's heard anything. I wonder if the books without links are upcoming and haven't been listed for pre-sale yet.

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