As an author, I can understand that it is had to keep up with the latest guidelines with publishers. There are some publishers that make it an egg hunt to find out how to even submit.
If there is one thing I know as an editor, don’t mass email your query to publishers. You can submit to multiple publishers at the “same time”, but do not do it in the same email. Many times, publishers have distinct differences in their guidelines. Mass sending a submission can easily result in a mass rejection.
I have decided to send out a simple email to those that choose to mass email their submission stating, “please resubmit according to our website.”
I won’t spoon feed them the information. I don’t want an author who can’t do research or follow simple instructions based off of a simple to navigate website. It’s not being mean, just setting a standard that we require.
This may come off as “harsh”, but I wouldn’t be writing about this topic if it didn’t happen often. The problem is, is that it happens too often.
So authors, PLEASE! Check the publishers website before submitting. Be sure that your novel falls under what they are looking for and be sure to follow ALL their guidelines. I am trying to save hearts from being broken and dreams from being crushed. To often do publishers reject books simply because the author (or agent) didn’t know what to submit.
Yes! We have a book club now. This isn’t just any ordinary book club.
At the Ink Smith Publishing (and its imprints) Book Club you have access to information others don’t! You become a street team member of Ink Smith Publishing and have the chance to review books for points that you can later cash in for prizes!
Yes, that is right.
Joining the book club you have access to the Featured Book Of The Month that is posted on our official website. The book is avaliable from the first to the last day of the month. You can review the book during or after that month, but not before! We have selected a few different websites to qualify for reviews. You can place your review on any one or all of the websites. Each review will be approved by one of our moderators. Once approved, your review will be on the website and you will receive your points.
You can trade in those points for prizes!
We are also in the process of putting up a street team and things you can do to participate in. These things will include but are not limited, attending an Ink Smith event and posting a picture of it on a social media website. Going to book stores and bringing your copy of one of our books to the store and talking to others about the book… (Hopefully they’ll buy it!) and more. We are currently working on ideas.
To verify each event you will need to post a link to the picture or social media post that you have uploaded. Once our moderators have verified it, you will receive the points.
There is also a discussion board to connect with other readers.
This March Ink Smith Publishing will be a vendor at Condor 21 which takes place in San Diego, California on March 21st-23rd 2014. This is an excellent Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror convention. You can come visit us along with all the other vendors there in the dealer room. There will be classes such as writing classes, Hogwarts classes and more. It’s a really great event. For more information check out there website. http://www.condorcon.org/html/mainmenu.html