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06-06-2006, 02:15 PM
Silverhand
Board fanatic

Emerald Falcon Press

Hello,

Out of the 30 or so publishers recommended to me, I have narrowed my search down to several small/independent presses. However, before submitting to them, I would like to know what this site thinks.

Timberwolf Press
Mundania Press
Star Painter Publishing
Emerald Falcon Press

These names, like the others I have researched here were given to me by one of the many writing communities I belong too.

Can anyone tell me anything good or bad about any of these?
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06-06-2006, 02:32 PM
Kasey Mackenzie
Blonde & Bookxum

Silverhand: You really do need to click on the index at the top of the B&BC page and check for the names of the publishers you have questions about. I know that Mundania at least has an existing thread where you should be asking any questions about them. The others may have threads as well. If they don't, then you should feel free to start new topics about them.

Thanks!
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06-06-2006, 03:40 PM
triceretops
Super Browser

I just checked out Star Painter and I like them for a little guy. They pay no advances, but do pay royalties--a little higher than the norm. They have a great mission statement. I sent an email synopsis to them just a few minutes ago. they seem like a new company and worth a check.

Mundania has been around for a while and I've had many dealings with them. They're fine, respectable, actually one of the better smaller presses.

Timberwolf has had my attention before. I wondering if they're temporarily closed for subs right now.

the other one I'm going to check out now.

Tri
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06-06-2006, 03:50 PM
JerseyGirl1962
Board fanatic

Silverhand,

What Kasey said. The mods have told us to try to cut down on thread proliferation, which is why they started that index/sticky.

But feel free to start a new thread if you don't see any of them in the index (I know Mundania has one because that was one of the threads I cached).

~Nancy
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06-06-2006, 05:24 PM
Silverhand
Board fanatic

The Mundania one started back in 2003. And, though they do have postings as late as last week, they dont really delve into how the company is doing "now".

Saying that, rather then cluttering the forum with useless posts...I condensed mine into a single question. "Here are the 4 publishers I am thinking about, can you help me."

If you dont like me asking about Mundania that is fine...at least offer an opinion about the other 3. Thank you.
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Eric B. Fogle
06-06-2006, 07:57 PM
Aconite
Full sun to light shade
Mod Squad Member

Silverhand, the following are the forum policies:

* Do not start new threads on companies that already have existing threads. Post in the existing thread. Yes, even if you think you are an exception to the rule. You're not.

* Please, only one company per thread, to keep indexing simple. "Thread proliferation" in this case is about multiple threads on one company, not about the total number of companies that have threads.
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06-07-2006, 10:37 AM
CaoPaux
Mostly Harmless

http://www.emeraldfalconpress.com/index.html

Quote:
There are many talented writers out there who just need someone to believe in them, well that someone is Emerald Falcon Press.

Emerald Falcon Press believes that the author has put his or her heart and soul into their work and should have an equal say as to how it is published.

We believe this wholeheartedly and treat each of our authors with the respect that their time and effort demands, after all it was their sacrifice that finished their books who are we to take that from them.

We have many authors who rave over our personal attention and care for their desires, wishes and goals. Soon this type of approach will bring us more authors, new and well established, than we can handle and the company will need to grow.

We will set a precedent within this type of business for we not only are building dreams but we are making friends.

We publish health related non-fiction, sci-fi, thrillers, fiction, children’s books, educational learning aids, coloring books, role playing aids, bookmarks, posters
I'm sure they mean well, but this is not a venue that can get your book into stores.
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06-07-2006, 11:00 AM
victoriastrauss
Cud-chewing moo-derator
Absolute Sage

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaoPaux
I'm sure they mean well, but this is not a venue that can get your book into stores.
I agree.

- Victoria
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Two of Eight
06-07-2006, 01:15 PM
Sassenach
Inexplicability Assessment

I think mention of helping writers "make their dreams come true" [blah blah blah] is usually a danger sign.
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06-07-2006, 08:44 PM
Aconite
Full sun to light shade
Mod Squad Member

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Originally Posted by Sassenach
I think mention of helping writers "make their dreams come true" [blah blah blah] is usually a danger sign.
You betcha. See Teresa Nielsen Hayden's A brief note on linguistic markers and More linguistic markers for a fuller discussion.
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06-07-2006, 11:36 PM
Dave Sloane
One of the Locals

Is Emerald Falcon Press out of their minds? A nine month wait period before
they get back to you, the author they love so much? Fuhgeddaboutit!!
06-08-2006, 10:48 AM
The Scribbler
One of the Locals

Some publisers, the wait can be up to a year.
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06-08-2006, 12:08 PM
Popeyesays
Board fanatic

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Scribbler
Some publisers, the wait can be up to a year.
Yes, but those are usually places like DAW, Tor, Baen Books - the most prolific and lucrative pubishing houses. Places where you really need an agent.

Regards,
Scott
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06-12-2006, 12:29 PM
CaoPaux
Mostly Harmless

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Originally Posted by Popeyesays
Yes, but those are usually places like DAW, Tor, Baen Books - the most prolific and lucrative pubishing houses. Places where you really need an agent

Regards,
Scott .
Actually, you don't need an agent for DAW, Tor, or Baen. Their open policy, though, means they're deluged with submissions, which creates a long response time.
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