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Pre-Order Daemon Theory: Brotherhood Today!

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Daemon Theory: Brotherhood by J. Alton Mast will be released on August 20th 2015. You can preorder your copy today! All pre-orders will be shipped a week before the actual release date. Be the first to get Daemon Theory: Brotherhood. Find out what everyone is talking about.

http://ink-smith.com/product/daemon-theory-brotherhood/

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ISP Book Publishing Awards VS. General Book Submissions

Starting August 1st, Ink Smith Publishing is starting our first annual Book Publishing Awards. These awards will focus on three genres and their sub genres.

Why should you enter into the Book Publishing Awards instead of waiting for general book submissions to reopen?

Our general submissions run for a short amount of time every year. At that time, authors with books in all genres are welcomed to submit their query. From open to close, we receive thousands of submissions in multiple genres. Which makes competition fierce. Out of our general submissions, we will sign contracts with about 4-6 authors.

With our genre specific book publishing awards, the entrants will not be competing against as many submissions.

The ISP 2015 Book Publishing Awards are meant to be a straightforward opportunity for dedicated and passionate authors with extraordinary work to get published.

You can post any questions you may have below.

More posts to come. Stay Tuned.

Enter the 2015 ISP Book Publishing Awards now to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your book considered for cash prizes, awards, exposure, and possible representation by a leading publishing company.

Click Here to Go To The Entry Page

Celebrate Ink Smith Publishing’s 3 Year Anniversary!

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.

Celebration Events:

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!

http://astore.amazon.com/3914-20

Submission Contest:

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.

Click the Link Below for more information.

http://ink-smith.com/book-publishing-contest/

Please Vote For Ink Smith Publishing!

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What are you voting for? Our future.

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!

Click Below To Vote

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Ink Smith Publishing is seeking a PR/Marketing Intern

Description

Ink Smith Publishing and its imprint Native Ink Press are budding publishing companies. Together they publish both fiction and nonfiction.

Ink Smith Publishing was founded in 2012. It is now growing steady with over 15+ fiction titles.
Native Ink Press was founded in 2013 and has 5 nonfiction and children’s books.
www.ink-smith.com
www.nativeinkpress.com

Both publishing companies are traditional companies looking to make a difference in the industry.

We are building a PR/Marketing department. We are looking for someone who can come new ideas.
Our goal is to get our authors more coverage nation wide.
This is a non-paying internship that can turn into a paying position if sales increase.
We are looking for someone to do marketing with our PR intern. Candidates must be able to manage their time and preform duties on their own. There are no set hours, just deadline dates.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and sample marketing package that you would do per book or author.

Responsibilities

Email and work with our authors regularly.
Work with book reviewers.
Schedule book interviews
Get authors in newspapers and magazines
Schedule radio and TV interviews
Grow our contact list
Post blogs about marketing
Work with the authors
Tailor a campaign per author and book

General Overview: Get our authors more media coverage and increase sales.

Weekly duties can take 12-15 hours a week depending on your time management.

Requirements

Requirements:
Bachelors Degree or working on one in any related field.
Must type at least 50 WPM
Must be familiar with social media websites: Goodreads, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, WordPress
Must be able to work at home and manage their time.
Must complete tasks by the deadline.
Must be a go getter and creative.
Takes initiative.

To Apply please send in your cover letter, resume and sample book marketing package to contact@ink-smith.com.

Submissions are closing for the year!

If you haven’t heard yet, Ink Smith Publishing will be closing on July 1st 2014. Submissions will remain close till January 2015 (tentatively). 

We noticed a few submissions do not follow our guidelines. To make this easier, we have created a submission form. Fill it out and press submit. Now fewer books and authors will be rejected for failing to follow guidelines! 

We accept all genres except for Romance novels and strong politic novels. We look forward to reading your submission! 

Book Submissions to Close July 1st 2014

We wanted to let you know that we will be closing submissions on July 1st 2014 until January 1st 2015.

Our imprint Native Ink Press will still be open to submissions.

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.

Contact@ink-smith.com

We look forward to reading your submissions.

Any submission sent after July 1st 2014 will not be reviewed until January 1st 2014.

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http://ink-smith.com/submissions/

The Journey to Wondercon, The Final Update

I feel like there is no such thing as too prepared. I started packing Tuesday morning. Having done events before I have learned… boxes on wheels are not the answer when it comes to transporting goods. So this time I am going suitcases a try. So far, so good. Packing everything has been a game of extreme tetris. Not just the kind you play with the dishwasher, but this one has different delicate elements. The books went into two entirely separate suitcases. They weren’t any trouble, although if I had had 5 more books… they wouldn’t have fit.  It was the bag with the delicate material that was the headache.

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We have paper, catalogs, glass, feather pens and other easily breakable(or bendable) goods to be transported to the convention center. I don’t want to show up with bent signs and broken feathers. That would definitely be bad for business!

I’ve updated our Square store. We have a few more dozen followers on twitter. Look for #inkwell this weekend! If you take a picture with us, or our booth or anything related to us, be sure to include the hash tag!

#INKWELL

Follow Us!

@inksmithpublish

Tonight we set up. I feel like its a holiday weekend. I cannot wait for tomorrow!

Did I mention we are having an exclusive giveaway for the weekend? No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person. Multientries will void your entry. Whats better than free books! Come by and sign up.

Now I can finally concentrate on what to wear!

This will be the last journey post for now, as the event starts tomorrow. Depending on how exhausted I am, I may or may not post a Day 1 recap. Be sure to stop by our booth! We are space 100 in the small press section. Take pictures, tag us on twitter and let us know what you think. Thank you for following my adventure. The stress is finally over and I am ready to enjoy.

We are also putting our ebooks at our official store 50% off! This will be available to anyone. So even if you aren’t attending this weekend, you can still take advantage of this great sale! We’ve also added the Amazon Payment option on our website, giving you more options to check out.

www.ink-smith.com

 

The Journey to Wondercon, Update #2

I’m more surprised that I haven’t lost my head at this point. I hit a point yesterday where I felt all the stress overwhelm me. Though, I am proud to say that I’ve made it through and am ready for what ever tomorrow brings.

There is still a big list of things that need to be done, but I see the light!

We haven’t done many big events quite yet. So there has been a lot of setup that I won’t ever have to do again! *Hopefully*

We created a very tall banner sign holder from PVC. Had an 8ft banner printed and set it all up in the entry way of my house. Why? Because the thing towers at least 10+ feet over my head! In my nervous excitement, I want to be over prepared for next weekend. We have set up now a demo of what our display will look like next weekend. It makes me feel a little better, knowing the display stands out and looks amazing.  I can be a creative perfectionist though and that will definitely delay completion of our table.

The books have been ordered and shipped. It was a big decision. I hope I made the best call on the numbers.

The book bags have been finished too.

I still don’t know what to expect! Anyone I ask keeps saying, “It depends on the crowd.” Some years they buy and other years they don’t. I don’t like those numbers. I prefer a yes or a no!

Advice? Thoughts? I will post pictures this weekend of my dilemma. To have the second book stand or not? That’s update #3’s main topic for discussion.

 

First the Book Club and Now the Street Team

If you haven’t joined our book club yet, you should.

Why?

We offer the eBook version of Featured Book of the month for free to all members.

Members can review the featured book for points.

Points earned at the Book Club can be traded in for gift cards.

Now with the street team you can earn EVEN MORE by participating in the various activities listed on the website.

There are plenty of reasons for you to join! So what are you waiting for?

Join Today!