It’s your turn. Let me explain: I was just looking at the cover of a friend’s new novel, and thinking about the different components of a book, novel, short story… whatever. Those things are all part and parcel of what a publisher does. We write/read, the publisher does much of the rest of the work. So what I’m curious about is what publishers you all like and/or respect. Which ones are your go-to publishers?
Authors, tell me where your publishers have really gone the extra mile for you, the ones where the editing process is solid, the cover art never disappoints, the marketing is vigorous, and the communication between press and author is outstanding.
Readers, tell me which publishers publish the things you just LOVE to read. Tell me why, tell me what those things are. Talk about subject matter, art, price… whatever you think has pulled you in and made you a loyal customer.
What I don’t really want is a kvetch session. We’ve all had bad experiences and this really isn’t the place to air them, k? I want to think positively about this. Remember, this is my year of Yes, so c’mon and show your favorite publishers some love.
P.S. I’m not adverse to a bit of kvetching in general, and if you know of any good forum where authors talk freely about the downside of publication and the people involved, I wouldn’t mind hearing about it. It’s all part of knowing who is out there and what they can do for us, IMO. It’s just that I don’t really want a lot of mud-slinging around here right now. Thnx.