Last week we filled our last slot for publishing with Mantle Rock Publsihing in 2018. In our five years of publishing, this is the first time I can say we are full. It has been my dream for a long time to fill up one year early.
We don’t stop with one year, we’re taking proposals for 2019 and have one month already full. Over the weekend I make out our schedule for 2019 and we have seventeen slots to fill. With two already taken, that leaves us with fifteen. That is such a good feeling. I never thought we’d be doing this by this time.
Our five year plan was small. We’ve met every goal, and now we’re writing new goals. There are only so many books that we can take in a year. One of our editors and our cover designer have real jobs. This limits us to two books a month, but we take December and January off because sales are down during those months. We also take July and August partly off. Our cover designer has other things related to her real job that keeps her from working for us. We understand and make allowances for that.
With the number of books at a limit, we need to think about increasing our number sold. We all have different reasons for buying books. We’ve made changes in our distribution process that should help us. We will soon be offering print books on pre-order. This is something I’ve wanted to do for years and it should start in June, really the pre-order in May if all goes according to plan. This is something you the reader will appreciate.
What are we looking for next year? We can take most all Christian fiction. Click on our Submissions page to see what we take and instructions for submissions. We are interested in Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Fantasy/Speculative, and Cozy Mysteries, of course all Christian. We are excited about 2018 and looking forward to 2019. Which do you prefer to read an ebook or a print book? If you will write a comment, I’ll put your name in a drawing for a signed copy of The Seer. The contest will end March 12, 2018 and the winner announced March 13, 2018.