Welcome to Sons of Liberty Publishing's very first blog. We hope to use this blog as a way of interacting with readers and potential writers interested in working with the company. Here you'll find information on our upcoming releases and tips on writing. We may also occasionally throw some historical background on locations featured in our books as well as some updates as to what's happening in New England.
So what's up first for Sons of Liberty? Our first release, Lloyd L. Corricelli's "Two Redheads & A Dead Blonde" is now available as an e-book. Lloyd's second book in the Ronan Marino Mystery Series "Chasing Curves" is currently undergoing a rewrite and we hope to have it released before the end of 2009. In addition, we are currently accepting submissions from other authors that meet our guidelines.
We're taking this publishing thing somewhat slowly in an effort to make sure we don't go the way of so many other e-book publishers that have come and gone through the years. That means setting realistic goals for releases each year. For instance, we're shooting for two more releases this calendar year and five for 2010. We also hope to move into some traditional publishing in late 2010. Which book goes that route will depend on our overall sales.
So how are things going overall with the company? Not bad but somewhat slow much as we expected. E-books are a rapidly growing field (you gotta love Amazon's Kindle) but it's admittedly tough to get readers hooked on a new book series without a lot of the history or expensive advertising done by the big boys. That means word of mouth is huge for us.
That said, we're giving away free copies of "Two Redheads & A Dead Blonde" to the first five people who email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All we're asking is for you to tell your friends about our first book. Seriously, we're not begging here but certainly could use your help to get the word out about not only that book but the company.
For any of you prospective authors out there, please visit our Sons of Liberty Publishing website and if your book falls into the category we're looking for, submit it for possible publication. One beautiful thing about the e-book business is a company can take a chance on a new author where a traditional publisher might not. That doesn't mean we'll compromise on quality however. We won't print anything that we don't thing is good just to load up our catalogue and push sales. That's one compomise that Sons of Liberty Publishing just isn't interested in making.
So please visit our website and this blog often for updates. We hope you''ll enjoy what you read from us.
Until next time.