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Old 10-22-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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Time and Tide Publishing

Hot on the heels of Theresa Oliver's Write More Publications comes another new publishing house started by a Firefly and Wisp author. Were it not for an announcement on the F&W blog I wouldn't have known that Tina Carreira was the owner of Time and Tide:

http://timeandtidepublishing.com/index.html

Ms Carreira, whose debut novel Power of the Moon was originally going to be published by F&W but has just been released by Time and Tide, is currently the only author on a rather sparse website. There's no mention of the fact that Carreira owns the company.

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Time and Tide Publishing is an exclusive, boutique publisher of multi genre fiction. Our focus is to create great books with quality editing, exciting, and sharp covers and a marketing plan to support our authors’ growth.
I hope this statement isn't a sample of what the quality editing will be like!

I'm confused by T&T's use of the phrase 'multi genre fiction'. The banner on their home page invites us to "enter a world of fantasy...romance." There are two lines, the standard:

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We are seeking well-developed romantic storylines with strong plots, explosive chemistry, unforgettable characters, and layers of delicious conflict and emotion.
...and the Touch line:

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Since we base our sensual and erotic romances on storylines, we are not looking for straight-out porn ( i.e., no ‘Dear Penthouse’ letters, other taboo subjects or illegal acts.) We reserve the right to refuse submissions based on other subjects we deem inappropriate.

*Time and Tide’s Touch line is for erotic romances. For all other genre romances, please submit through the standard guidelines.
So in plain English, T&T specialize in one genre.

There's nothing about the marketing plan either, although I suspect that the authors will be doing most of the hard work:

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We are actively seeking talented writers, unpublished or established, who are not only eager to have their work read, but also eager to promote their work and build their community of readers.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm always a little skeptical of romance and/or erotica publishers who say they won't touch "taboo subjects or illegal acts" and expect that to be a clear enough guideline. Whose taboos? And really, all illegal acts? Illegal acts, from murder to corporate espionage, fuel an awful lot of fiction plots.

If what you mean is that there are certain kinds of sex that you don't want to publish, then say which ones. Presumably your authors are grownups who can stand to read those words.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:36 AM   #3
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When I researched erotica and erotic romance publishers before querying, I gave high marks to those with clear guidelines on what they considered 'taboo'. If they didn't, it was another reason to stay away from them, added to their payment history, publishing experience, and industry ranking.
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When I researched erotica and erotic romance publishers before querying, I gave high marks to those with clear guidelines on what they considered 'taboo'. If they didn't, it was another reason to stay away from them, added to their payment history, publishing experience, and industry ranking.
A good policy -- it tests both their ability to communicate clearly about important concepts and their handling of their subject matter.
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