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Romance Book Junkies: Gemini Rising: Ethereal Fury by Jessica O’Gorek: Gemini Rising: Ethereal Fury by Jessica O’Gorek ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLURB: Angry at the human race and its methodical destr...

I broke up with my publisher. How much should a publisher contribute?

I have a young adult book series and book I is published with a small company in New York that provides me with no support other than editing, cover art and ebook formatting collaboration. All the marketing, advertising, travel costs, social media kits, review requests, blog tours, etc. is left up to me. I found that I had no time to write!

Book II is edited and was set to be published, but I broke up with them! I decided, after sending at least 75 query letters, that I wanted to venture out into the agent searching swamp. I found two that are interested and I have submitted Book I and II for consideration of the entire series. I often worry that I made a mistake though. Below is my personal list of pros and cons between being with a small publishing company and a big publishing house. Although some of the pros of the big publishing house will be knowledge from other authors who I have spoken with, and maybe some daydreams of my own, I hope it will still help anyone else in my situation!

Small Publishing- 
Pros
1 point of contact for everything
Personal attention
More of a say with editing and art
Quicker publishing process                                
 
Cons
Book covers are stressful! I want an artist to make it!
Publishing houses can take 1 yr.-18 mo. to publish
Sometimes slow to act on requests & questions
Not enough freedom w/ price changing &Amazon access

Publishing House- 
Pros
Guaranteed salary
Publish exposure
Written press releases
Social marketing support
Artists to do cover and character
Wont' have to use my own money for travel
Editor to work closely with
Won't have to call stores myself!
Wont' have to call and set up my own signings
Help with placement in
Someone to set up events and send me places
Paid travel

Cons
Pressure of the contract - 1 book every 6 months to a year
Not a lot of say in travel and events 3
I won't have as much control over posts/ads etc.
Won't have as much say in art & graphics      

                                      

YA book have too much sex/drugs or "other" content? Get it RATED at Clean Teen Publishing

I always worry that my twelve plus rating for my YA series, Gemini Rising, will offend some parents. Although I do not have graphic sex, I do have a forty-year-old spirit fall in love with a soon to be seventeen-year-old girl and I have "implied" make out scenes that border on, dare I say, erotic? Erotic only because Onyx's idea of great sex is spiritual possession of the body and soul leading to (in most cases) death. If you've read some of my fan reviews on Goodreads you'll notice that some of my reviewers have expressed discomfort with the age difference and others have suggested my book as a 16 plus YA or "mature" YA. I just figured that if Edward (Age 113 June 20th this year!) can fall in love with Bella, at 17 then this may push the envelope a bit, but I've always been a rebel!

So how can I get my book professionally rated? Recently I ran across a rating service on Clean Teen Publishing Order a rating for your book! and I just had to share it. I may order one for my series just to ease my anxiety over who should or should not be reading my content. The last thing I was to do is anger a bunch or parents over my rather unconventional and risque content.

They also have great services for Indie authors like ebook formatting and cover design. So check them out!
http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/

 

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Aspiring author and avid tree hugger. I hope to send a message to our new generation's youth by painting a rather scraey picture of what the world could be like in the future if we don't take better care of it now. I feel I can do this through characters and themes that they relate to.
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At 10:26pm on November 17, 2013,
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I am pleased to announce that my new Kindle short story book, A CHRISTMAS GHOST STORY, is now available on Amazon Kindle Store at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Ghost-Story-Alan-Toner-ebook/dp/B00GQ0BVVA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384743078&sr=1-5&keywords=A+Christmas+GhostA Ghost Story for Christmas
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I am setting up a tour for a science fiction/dystopian book tour that runs 9/23/13 to 10/21/13, and I need bloggers interested in hosting a tour stop! Basically you just fill out the short form at the link below, pick the date you can host, and I email you the book cover, media kit, etc to put in a post on your blog. Your site will be added to the official schedule, and you'll get a lot of new traffic!

I'm also running a giveaway for two Amazon gift cards to my tour hosts only.

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Hey I stopped by to say hello since I just joined but I noticed your book synopsis on the side and have to say it sounds really good. Congrats on getting it out on amazon! So I followed your blog and just wanted to leave a link in case you wouldn't mind following back.

 Cover Bound

Way to go on finishing your book and publishing it!

Mallory

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Congrats!!! That is super exciting to see it up there.. on amazon.. on you know a real place that has books that sell!  Ok so I am excited for you :)

Congrats again!

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Hey Jessica,

I saw your comment on one of my discussions and followed your blog. I was wondering if you could check out my blog? Tell me if you can do a button swap. I write about music and books. I love k-pop, pop culture and YA. I really hope you will find some new music or books that you might've not heard of or liked before. I would appreciate it if you could follow me and leave me a comment. Thank you!

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You bet, Jessica. I let you know. 

Jen

 
 
 

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