A while back, I wrote a post called “Why Evolved Publishing is the Only Publishing House for Me.” Needless to say, it garnered quite a bit of attention.
Now that a few months have passed, I’d like to post a follow-up to let you know that I stand by every single thing I said in the original post and have even more good news to share.
Evolved Publishing has been growing up and out quickly. Indeed, we’ve welcomed several new authors and two new editors in the past few months. What’s even more exciting than that is we’re branching into foreign translations and audio books in the very near future.
I’m especially excited about the audio books, because my husband, Falcon Storm, has been hired to head-up the EP Audio Division. We now have a professional grade sound booth eating up a more than modest bit of our home, but it’s so cool! Actors have been in and out all week auditioning for the chance to take their stage talent over to the exciting new venue of voice acting.
Even I, theatrical diva that I am, have been invited to try out, giving me the possibility of living out another one of my dreams (and if you’ve read Open Heart, then you definitely know how much I love the theater)!
Oh, and speaking of foreign translations, the Bird Brain Books will be among the first Evolved titles to expand into the foreign market. Seems like I’ll need to learn how to say the title of my series en Espanol.
Through it all, one very important thing has not changed: the people.
My editor, Stevie Mikayne, remains a beacon of light for me and my career. Do you know how amazing it is to find an editor who just gets you, your style, and what you’re trying to say to the world? What’s more, she and I have become good friends in the process, and I truly wouldn’t trade her for anything.
Then we have Lane Diamond, Evolved’s managing partner. This guy is so danged smart. He’s always there to talk when I have doubts about my career (the most recent one was whether it was selfish of me to continue writing after becoming a mother–Thanks to him, I’ve recommitted myself to finishing the Farsighted series. YAY!). And he doesn’t play favorites either. He’s there for ALL of us, and that’s saying something since we’re closing in on the 20-author mark pretty fast.
Lane is the reason I chose to write this blog post today as a matter of fact. One of the cool things he does for us at EP is that he keeps a constant eye on the industry, not only informing us of changes, but also forecasting what’s to come. Did I mention how danged smart he is?
Well, today, he took time out of his increasingly busy life to write up a state of the industry post as well as what self- and small-press publishers can expect in the coming months. I found his post so insightful and invigorating that I just had to share it with you all. Please click over to read what one of the smartest people I know has to say about the industry we all love–this is a must-read for authors and bibliphiles alike! Enjoy
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