- Jun 11, 2005
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Anyone know anything positive or negative about this publisher?
I'm J.A. Cerullo, one of the three authors currently published through Asylett Press.
I'm the newest of the three, so my input probably isn't as valuable as the others (it's hard to evaluate how they're doing with marketing and sales, as we're still pretty early in the process), but for what it's worth, I haven't had any troubles with Asylett.
They're a new publisher, so one drawback to them is communication can sometimes be slow. That being said, they've never failed to get back to me on anything I've asked them, even if it takes a little longer than usual
What drew me to them really was their flexibility. I'm a new author (Sanctuary being my debut), which makes it hard enough to find a taker, but my book is also novella length (92 pages), which makes it infinitely harder. They were willing to work with me and we're working on some more novellas to release in conjunction with Sanctuary later on in the year.
The above poster was right. They have recently signed a deal with Lightning Source Printing to provide their books in paperback format. I'm not sure the details of this exactly (Sanctuary won't be available in print until we finish the trio), but the option will be available soon as I understand it.
The cover art is rather simple, but they keep you involved in it, which makes up for that. You send them a description of what you envision, they have it made, then you make suggestions on how to make the draft better.
So, overall, for a young rookie like myself, they were a perfect choice. They are an honest publisher, and everyone there who I've been in contact with has been terrific. I would say, if they're interested in your story, you've got nothing to lose
Hope this helps!
Any reply yet?Their submission process says they will contact you in about 60 days. They were very interested in mine. It's been a week past 60 days now, and I hope I did alright in e-mailing them and inquiring on the status of my submission, but it's been almost 3 days now since I sent it.
I am crossing my fingers, because I do like them alot as a publisher.
Being considered is great! And it sounds like they're taking it very seriously. Keeping fingers crossed for you and definitely keep us posted!Yes, they replied and told me that my manuscript was with a reader right now. They would let me know as soon as a publication decision has been made. It's almost 90 days past their 60 day review process now; hopefully that's a good thing.
[ I'm not really interested in POD or e-publishing, but the paperback issues caught my eye. After reading the above, I'm starting to think that those self-same paperback issues may be a self-publishing deal.
Could any of you please confirm or correct me on this matter? I don't want to waste their or my time if that's the case.
I recently signed with Asylett Press to publish my medical thriller. It is scheduled to hit the markets October and November of 2008. There are three formats: electronic download, CD electronic, and trade paperback. The trade paperback is via Publish On Demand (POD) but is not funded by the writer. Asylett pays, therefore it is not self-publishing.
Many small presses use POD technology instead of a print run that creates inventory.
Maybe this sort of thing doesn't bother anyone else, but as someone trying to find books on their site it really bothers me. To read any section of information, to see even one row of books, you have to scroll right to finish the first sentence, then left to start the next sentence. Generally when I run into this I don't bother to read the site. The web is a big place and there are website that don't make it difficult.
Of course if anyone wants to tell me my monitor is too small on on a wide screen monitor the page can be read without scrolling back and forth go ahead. Anyone? Didn't think so.
I just don't understand why webmasters do this.