These guys? http://www.redrosepublishing.com/
They look like a e-pub specializing in romance/erotica. No idea what lengths they're looking for (the guidelines don't say), and the links to their catalog don't seem to be working.
How did you hear about this publisher and what attracts you to them?
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RED ROSE PUBLISHING - www.redrosepublishing.com/. Started by Wendi Felter, who was booted from Mardi Gras. Opinions about her are highly mixed, positive and negative; now we'll see how she does on her own. Sliding scale for royalties: 40% first 300, 45% next 200, 50% above 500. They are seeking all variations of Romance and Erotic Romance, with the usual restrictions. Authors must be 18 or older. ... <snipped> ... January 2010 update: Even at that rate, they have a backlog of a year. They are reorganizing following the loss of their Lead Content Editor (maternity), and things are slow, with some reports months late. I'd say avoid this publisher until they catch up. February 2010 update: negative reports continue, and sales appear to be low. They have been called an author mill instead of a quality publisher. There is also a protest about a $100 termination fee, especially when it is the publisher at fault. The theory is that the publisher invests this much setting up for a novel, but if the publisher then does not perform, I suspect that fee should be forfeited. It seems to take a year to publish an ebook. Yet the publisher does seem to be trying to catch up on the backlog, and says it paid out more than $75,000 in royalties in the year 2009. I hope to simplify this entry in the future, as it is dragging on.
[28 November 2008] Not recommended at Preditors and Editors due in part to a report of non-payment
[30 November 2008] Reports of communication difficulties from more recently signed authors.
[15 December 2008] I have received many positive reports from authors, but also a few mixed reports. However there seem to be no serious issues and it seems some communications glitches that had been occuring are now no longer a problem.
[23 Sept] Reports of a kill fee and other problems.
. . . I believe that it really is up to the author to get involved in the marketing process.
I have a release date now of May 2010. Wendi has made it clear to all authors that the book must sell at least 100 copies before a print edition will be released. This seems more than fair and I believe that it really is up to the author to get involved in the marketing process.
Red Rose Publishing Website:
Sites Red Rose Publishing automatically submits books for review (no particular order):
Mistress Bella Reviews http://mistressbellareviews.blogspot.com/
Romance Junkies - http://www.romancejunkies.com/mainpage.html
Dark Diva Reviews - http://ddrreviews.blogspot.com/
Cataromance Reviews - http://cataromance.com/
Fallen Angels Reviews - http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/
Once upon a Romance - http://www.onceuponaromance.net/
A Romance Review - http://www.aromancereview.com/news/index.php
ParaNormal Romance Reviews - http://www.paranormalromance.org/reviews/
Veiled Secrets Reviews - http://www.veiledsecretsreviews.com/
Coffee Time Romance - http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/reviews.html
Two Lips Reviews - http://www.twolipsreviews.com/content/
Novelspot Reviews - http://novelspot.net/bookreview
Howling Good Books - http://www.howlinggoodbooks.com/
Romance Reviews Today - http://www.romrevtoday.com/
Romance at Heart - http://romanceatheart.com/
Long and Short Reviews - http://www.longandshortreviews.com/LASR/index.htm
Whipped Cream Reviews - http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/index.htm
You Gotta Read Reviews - http://yougottareadreviews.blogspot.com/
No disrespect is intended or implied, especially when somebody asks questions. If two sites independent of AW have them listed as not recommended, then they must have gotten a few complaints from people; it's not like they pull things out of thin air.Clearly you do not respect this publisher and appear to dislike Wendi on a personal level. Have you yourself had a bad experience? If not, have you heard from a number of authors complaining about RRP?
I feel sorry for them, too. To see why, check their sales rankings on Amazon. It's like golf--the higher the number, the worse the performance. For example, a ranking of 10 or less indicates sales of several hundred copies a day. A number in the mid-1,000,000s indicates an average of about one sale a year.Not sure if the generalizations you are making about the futility of authors promoting their books are justfied, but if they are I feel sorry for the hundreds of authors who are working their butts off (particularily self-published authors) doing this through their website, Facebook ads, Google Ad Search, Amazon discussion groups and so many other methods.
Not sure if the generalizations you are making about the futility of authors promoting their books are justfied, but if they are I feel sorry for the hundreds of authors who are working their butts off (particularily self-published authors) doing this through their website, Facebook ads, Google Ad Search, Amazon discussion groups and so many other methods.