Native Ink Press is the non-fiction and children’s book imprint of Ink Smith Publishing.
Why did Ink Smith Publishing start an imprint?
We started Native Ink Press to preserve the respected fiction title of Ink Smith Publishing while still producing great non-fiction and children books. We keep just enough similarity in the company name to let the authors know that being apart of Native Ink Press you are joining the larger network of Ink Smith Publishing behind the scenes. For those that are wondering what I meant by “behind the scenes”, I mean this: Ink Smith Publishing is a family of authors that uses a certain mean of communication that allows every author to communicate on a more personal level than email or a discussion forum. I have watched my authors help each other, encourage each other and inform each other of the latest contest that I may have missed. This develops a sense of camaraderie that makes Ink Smith Publishing unique to other publishing companies out there. Authors of Native Ink Press will become apart of that family as well.
What is different between the two companies?
There isn’t much of a difference other than the fact they handle different genres. We ask nothing of our authors but to market (including book fairs, blogging, social media and more). We are as traditional as we can be. You have to submit according to the guidelines on our website, which can be a bit much. That may be one of the biggest differences between the two, the submission requirements.
Native Ink Press has acquired several titles already for 2014 and is still open for submissions for the year. We are planning on only releasing a few books this year, so our slots will fill up fast.
Our Schedule for now:
- February 2014: Project Keepsake
- March 2014: Ridgewell
- April 2014: Horse Tales: The Three Champions
- May 2014: Ink Smith author Vincent Vinas’ the Incredible Edible Meg in The Medusa Eye Camera
These dates may change, but this is the schedule as of now.
Look for our first book release and giveaway starting early February 2014 with the release to follow later that month!
If you have a non-fiction or children’s book (they do not have to be non-fiction), head over to www.nativeinkpress.com for more information on how to submit!
I will start posting more frequently Native Ink Press news.