Thursday, October 9, 2014

Short Question - Short Answer

Today's short question is: "Will Rooglewood Press be accepting manuscript submissions in the future?"

The short answer to this question is . . . I'm not altogether certain.

I know I would like for Rooglewood Press to accept manuscript submissions sometime down the road. And we did early on have a tentative look at a couple of manuscripts, though we ended up turning those down for various reasons. And I have to say I'm glad we did in the long run! As much as I would love to expand on our lineup, we are too small of a company at this point to support many more authors than we currently have. There are just a few of us handling everything--marketing and promotion, typesetting, editing, interior design, cover design or cover design negotiation (depending on if we outsource or not), formatting for print and e-book, research . . . the whole works. And all of us have other jobs besides (for instance, I write novels . . .).

Nevertheless, we do hope to expand eventually, at which point we will begin accepting manuscript submissions. So we'll see how God leads as time goes on! And in the meanwhile, there are bazillions of publishing houses out there looking for great work. So hone your craft, study the market, do your research, and write those query letters.

3 comments:

Allison Ruvidich said...

How exciting! I CANNOT imagine the type of work it takes to run a publishing company. I hope everything is going well for you!

Michelle Dyck said...

My, that is a lot for just a few people to do!

Anonymous said...

Wow, how many people do you actually have to do all that work?

Jemma