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Thread: [Publisher] Pulse, LLC

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    [Publisher] Pulse, LLC

    I'm on the board of a local writing group. We received this invitation from PulsePub.

    Hi,

    My name is Ashley Jellison, and I'm the senior editor for Enrapture, the romance imprint of Pulse, a thriving independent publishing firm. Since first opening our doors in 2012, we've helped launch the careers of many talented writers and published numerous bestselling, award-winning titles by authors worldwide.

    I'm contacting you today to invite your members to submit your works to us for publishing consideration. We're currently accepting submissions of romance titles across all subgenres (e.g. paranormal, historical, contemporary, etc.) for our 2017 publishing cycle. As an independent press, we don't charge our authors for any of the services we provide (editing & formatting, cover design, worldwide distribution, book trailer & teaser production, etc.), and we offer higher than industry standard royalties. We also provide comprehensive marketing support for all our authors, including assigning them personal author assistants to help enhance their literary efforts.

    To learn more about our firm, please visit our website at www.pulsepub.net. In the meantime, to submit your work for consideration, please forward the first 3 chapters, as well as a brief synopsis/outline and bio, to me at this email address. I'll also gladly address any questions or concerns you may have.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    I haven't heard of them until today. Their website looks a little wonky (there's a lot of white space at the bottom). The submission guidelines page is sparse (just a list of editors to contact) and they do not consider agented manuscripts, which struck me as a red flag.

    I'm likely to use this as a cautionary example for some of the members of the group, but I wanted to see if anyone here has any experience with this outfit.
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    practical experience, FTW zmethos's Avatar
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    The site appears completely geared toward authors, not even a prominent link to their books. Nor do I find any information on who actually runs the place. And though their covers aren't the worst I've ever seen, I'm not impressed by them either.

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    Christine Tripp ctripp's Avatar
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    All 4 of the Authors shown on the pubs home page have their books listed on Amazon, with the accredited publisher listed as Createspace. Does that mean self pub or does it mean Pulse uses createspace as it's pub platform???

    As an independent press, we don't charge our authors for any of the services we provide
    I hate when you read things like this, Publishers do NOT offer SERVICES, so of course there is no charge, there is no service.

    we offer higher than industry standard royalties
    Means there is no advance. Which isn't uncommon any more (though I don't like it)

    We also provide comprehensive marketing support for all our authors, including assigning them personal author assistants to help enhance their literary efforts.
    Authors don't market (they promote) so there is no need for market support. A publisher markets, they should be assigning those assistants to themselves

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    banned as an incurable tosspot
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    I received an invitation to submit saying they heard about my book from a colleague. Thing is, they called it Welcome to Caara Island. I dropped that name months ago. There's a chance a beta reader may have said something about it but I'm not sure. Seems quite odd

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