July is Ink Smith Publishing’s Anniversary month. We started in July 2012. Our initial goal was to publish the best in Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction and Horror. However that quickly changed. After several great submission in genres ranging from Comedy, Paranormal and Thrillers, we changed what we were looking for to one simple thing, a well written and developed book that readers couldn’t put down. That’s why in our catalog you will see a wide range of genres.
Starting today, we are offering select ebooks on Amazon.com for free! This offer will go from July 23rd to 27th. Don’t miss out!
Starting August 1st 2015, we will begin our first annual submission contest. This year, we are looking for books in the genres of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Horror. We will be selecting one winner for each genre.
Chase will be giving 20 businesses the opportunity they’ve need to grow, a grant.
Ink Smith Publishing and Native Ink Press are two small and small independent yet traditional publishing companies. We support and dedicate our authors to grow both as individuals and in books sales. We stand for more than just the bottom line. Many of our authors also get experience working with us in the field, such as cover artists, formatting and more. We are more than just a publishing company; we are the future of what this industry should be.
Due to our recent growth, we are now able to provide editors for our authors to work with. Our editors focus on more than just the book. They work on teaching the author techniques for any future novels.
Most recently, we are now able to provide our authors with book covers that are more than just basic.
It is these small, but continual growths that the grant would help us with.
So please vote for us! We need less than 90 at this point. Your support would mean the world to us!
This is a very quick shout out to all the writers out there.
There are 7 days left to get your book submission in to Ink Smith Publishing for consideration. Any books submitted after July 1st will be read starting January 1st 2015. Please share the word! We want to give everyone a fair chance and enough notice.
Please follow all submission guidelines, or use our form.
We are pleased to FINALLY announce that we will be at WonderCon this April 2014. There had been a slight delay on confirming our location, but we can officially say that we will be there.
WonderCon is put on by the same company that hosts the giant San Diego Comic Con.
We will have a table in the Small Press section. We will also have our catalog of books available for purchase on site and our mobile store! We will also have freebies and your chance to enter an exclusive WonderCon Giveaway!
I am sure we will have more information as the event date nears.
The official dates are:
April 18th-20th 2014.
I plan on dressing up a bit, and having fun at this great event!
So come by, dress up, have fun, and hang out with Ink Smith Publishing at the 2014 WonderCon in Anaheim California!
Our March release, Samhain School Of Ancient Knowledge has been moved up to February 20th 2014. We are pleased to present our second book release giveaway. We have added new options, including daily entry, blog posts and new prizes. We will be adding a few more prizes in the next few days, but you can enter the contest as of now. Entering is simple and best of all… FREE! So if you like supporting authors, reading and free things enter the contest today!
You can win free paperback books, ebooks and more!
All you have to do is complete the entry by clicking the photo or link below. To enter you can like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter or our new option, POST A WRITTEN BLOG POST! Simple easy and many of them you can do daily.
We will now be giving away one free book a month via these giveaways! This month you will have the option to choose which book you want due to our calendar schedule of two books released, The Coat or Five Corners: The Marked Ones. By following our Facebook page or Twitter you will be informed with information on the most recent giveaway and other events.
Submitting your manuscript to a publisher is scary. Will they like it? Will this be it? Will I finally be a published author? Many times authors find themselves submitting over and over again but never receiving anything more than a rejection letter.
Before You Submit is a small series of things you should do before sending off your hard work to a publisher. It may save a lot of heartache.
Research the Publisher or Publishers:
One critical thing to understand is that no to publishing companies or houses are the same. The editors, the people behind the submission reading, all go through the same thing. Submission after submission that did not follow their guidelines. Many editors and companies do not respond to those stories that they reject, which can be very hard to take. Others are kind enough to let you know that they will not be moving forward with your story. This at least lets you know you can move on and try another company.
But before you do, you should stop yourself and ask “Why was I rejected?”
Many times authors do not realize that not adhering to publishers guidelines will result in automatic rejection. There are websites that make it great for authors to find publishers by compiling them in a list with some information about the publisher. Many times these websites include both the submissions email and the website.
Don’t submit right away.
What does the publisher request?
How many pages does the publisher request? First three chapters? 50 pages?
Verify the acceptable list of genres by the publisher.
Research about what the company is about. (try to include a little bit about that in your cover letter)
Find the submission reader’s name. Address your email to them.
If the publisher asks for no attachments, DO NOT ATTACH ANYTHING. (This is many times the reason of a rejection)
From the publisher’s point of view:
If the author can’t follow directions when submitting, then why would I want to work with them any further?
Submission guidelines are not there just to be ignored.