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    Salvo Press / Broadhead Books

    Does anybody have some background on this publishing company?
    http://www.salvopress.com/

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    Cool

    Looks like a typical micro-press, with about 21 titles in print since 1999. they specialize in mystery, suspense, thriller, and a some literary. No mention of advances or royalty, so i assume it's POD, but they do have a few good reviews from reliable sources. They also sponsor a mystery contest for 25 bucks, which isn't too far out of line.

    I'd want to know about return policy and distribution capabilties.

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    Looks weighted toward ebooks (distributed through Fictionwise, which is good). I'll forgive 'em their eye-straining covers since they can catch the attention of Publishers Weekly with what's between them.
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    Has anyone submitted to Salvo recently? Have any idea on response time for a requested full?

    Thanks.

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    Their website doesn't even say how to submit. I agree that they have gotten some reviews and thus seemingly send our ARCs, but their page now lists that they have moved to POD only for their print titles. At least their up front about it.
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    Red face Anxious

    They requested my full almost two weeks ago and the anxiety is killing me. I like their relationship with Ingrams. For an amateur such as myself, they seem like a good place to start. Let's hope they like it. I'm thinking the longer they take, the less likely they don't like it. Rejections usually come a lot quicker, alas.

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    Salvo Press is now on Twitter http://twitter.com/Salvopress as I discovered because it is following me (and 1,800 others) The Twitter account is only two days old with 17 tweets already.

    So I went to their website, and found eight colorful book covers, and a menu on the left, and a cute tagline "The MIcrobrew of Publishing:"
    http://www.salvopress.com/
    The website looks honest, if not completely competent ("Home" at the bottom of the catalog page goes to an error page rather than home, and IMHO clicking on the logo at top should go to the home page).

    But the catalog page:
    http://www.salvopress.com/catalog.htm
    shows the first three categories to be "Mystery," "Thriller" (okay, good so far) and "Sci-Fi." Okay, so I'm one of the die-hards who believes it's either SF or Science Fiction, and "sci-fi" should be reserved for describing movies and TV shows. Having the category named "Sci-Fi" turns me off - were I to want to submit an SF manuscript (presuming I get one together but can't get agent representation/major publishing/bla bla bla and start considering smaller publishers - I know you're suppose to start submitting at the top, that way the MS sells to the highest-paying market that will have it), I'd really hesitate because of that. Maybe I'm being petty, but I really want to stick to my True Values.
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    Did you ever hear back from Salvo Press Michael...If yes, how long did it take?

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    Salvo Press

    Hi Elicia,

    When I reached about the five-six week period of them having my full, another publisher came along and offered me a contract. I contacted Salvo to see what they were going to do. When they hard another publisher was interested, they dropped me like a hot potato. Subsequently, I signed with the new publisher and my novel is just coming out now. The new publisher got me some reviews that all came in at 5 stars and I'm hoping it does well for a small publisher.

    http://www.knightromancepublishing.com/apps/blog/

    http://www.amazon.com/Grave-Day-Mich...1159767&sr=1-1

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    Acquired by Start Publishing in Sept, '13. PW announcement.
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    How are things going since Start took over?

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    Lessee, spent '14 and '15 reissuing Scott's books. This year's are so far another author, although still reprints (prev. pub. by other than Salvo, I should note). Updating URL: http://salvopress.com/
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