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Offline Robert M. Blevins

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Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« on: October 07, 2005, 06:18:34 PM »
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Call for Submissions from Adventure Books Publishing

This may have been posted once before, but twice can't hurt.

Adventure Books, a Seattle-based small press specializing in high-quality paperbacks, is open for novel and non-fiction submissions.
Folks, we love to give new writers a shot at publication, and we have a great marketing program!

Forget about the traditional tiny paperback with boring covers, etc. We publish paperbacks with stunning cover art, using cream heavy paper for the inside matter.  The actual books measure a full six by nine inches in size!

What we are looking for:

How-to, non-fiction, horror, hard science-fiction (no fantasy), romance novels-especially in a series with a regular main character, high adventure, and other genres.  We like shorter word lengths, too. Under 75K words is good. (Easier to market wholesale because this keeps print costs down.)

For full details, see the Submissions page at Adventure Books!  If we accept your work for publication, we will work with you to make it better, insert images at the beginning of each chapter (if needed or if it adds to the book)  and offer you a generous royalty-based contract. You will also receive the usual marketing package. This is assignment of an ISBN to the book, posting at Amazon, Borders, and Barnes/Noble, and listing with Ingram, the largest U.S. wholesaler of books. Ingram also lists your book with their European outlet, based in Britain. We also do much local marketing and make your book available in many other venues. And of course, your book is listed in Books In Print and Bowser's Books, the two main sources nearly all libraries and bookstores on the planet use to update their inventory.

If your book sells well, we do well and so do you. So, we market aggressively. One example:  On our last book release, we ordered custom-made posters 24x36 inches about the book. We posted them in bookstores with a few copies of the book. Sales took off almost immediately. We also do press releases, and we send copies to major reviewers. We even shop around the film rights, if applicable.

On another forum, there is a company doing the same thing as we do. However, we are much different in a couple of ways.   First, we can make your work marketable. Second, our books are constructed of first-class materials. They are NOT anything like those standard trade paperbacks. Finally, we are linked to Bewildering Stories Magazine and as an author for AB, your work would be (nearly) automatic to appear there, if you wish to submit some shorter works just to draw attention to your writing. To see an example of how a typical AB book looks, go here:  www.lulu.com/adventurebooks 

Like some other small presses, we use lulu.com to print our books. They do top-notch work. They use the best paper and covers available, and here at www.discountebooks.net, we have the software and the know-how to make a book that will draw unbelievable attention to your work.

SPECIAL NOTE: The website link will not work until October 11, because we are changing our domain name to lose the 'freewebs' in our name. It is now www.discountebooks.net.  Discountebooks is the parent company, Adventure Books is our paperback imprint. Also, the site is being revamped totally into a publishing company site. Bear with us, it will only be a couple of days before everything works...

We observed what the 'other guys' do for two years. Then we made it better. It is as simple as that!

All information, all links to everything I have described can be found at the Adventure Books website. Just click on the link and explore to your heart's content.

And don't forget to turn up your speakers if you go there... :dance:

Robert M. Blevins
Gayla J. Prociv
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Re: Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2005, 04:57:05 AM »
Interesting...

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Re: Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005, 03:32:48 PM »
I'm interested. I need a link to the website though. If you posted it I must just be missing it. I have a question also. Would you be interested in a novella of around 14,500 words? It was also previously run in my book "Inside the Insane" but never anywhere else. I have all rights to the story. Please let me know.

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Re: Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2005, 04:06:53 PM »
When I've finished NAY (October next) I'll give you a shout, Robert :afro:  Until then, unfortunately, I haven't got anything worth sending :/
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Re: Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005, 07:51:59 AM »
Yeah, me too! I've got one I'm re-writing--mystery/romance. Would that be of interest?
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Re: Call for submissions...Spring, 2006. Adventure Books, Seattle
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 08:37:09 AM »
Yep, me three.
I'll have something in about a year or less, but it won't be publishable, maybe not even recognizable.
When I reach that point, Robert, maybe I'll fire off a synopsis and first few chapters so you could see if you and Gayla are interested.
It sounds like you're putting lots into this, it's good to see. I imagine there's plenty of room for publishers that may have the authors best interest in mind and not necessarily out to gouge them.
Regardless, I hope you meet with lots of success.
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