Tribute Books is a small independent publisher which has published biography, history, historical fiction, humour, poetry, reference, religion and sports titles. Owner, Nicole Langan established the company seven years ago. Beginning in 2012, Tribute Books will become solely an ebook publisher of young adult titles. Nicole is initially looking for 12 authors, publishing one per month, to work with during 2012.
During the past couple years I have interviewed some of their authors and also reviewed a couple of their titles on Ascroft, eh? Today I’ve invited Nicole here to tell us a bit about the change in direction which the company is taking. Welcome Nicole.
Why the change into e-books for young adults?
NL: Our main reason is the explosion in popularity of e-readers such as the Kindle, Nook and iPad. Over the course of 2011, we’ve watched our ebook sales outpace our print sales by 2 to 1. The under $5 price point of most of our titles and the ease of purchase and delivery are surely contributing factors. No one age group integrates technology into their daily lifestyles like teenagers. They are constantly plugged in and connected 24/7 either by smart phone, electronic tablet, laptop, etc. They “get” ebooks.
How are you taking submissions?
NL: We’re accepting submissions via email. Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the requirements for submission?
NL: We’re looking for Microsoft Word documents with a maximum of 350 pages of text with no photos, charts, illustrations, graphs, etc. Manuscripts that have already been professionally edited will receive greater consideration. Our preference is to work with authors who have already been published through a royalty-paying press and who know the ins and outs of book promotion. An established social media platform is a must, and we will not consider writers who do not have a well-followed blog, Facebook page or Twitter account.
What kinds of young adult titles are you interested in?
NL: Our preference is for damn good writing, the particular topic is secondary in importance. However, books written with a series in mind or those that delve into the paranormal will have a slight edge.
Where will these ebooks be available?
NL: The ebooks will be available through Kindle, Nook, iPad, Smashwords and as PDF downloads through Tribute-Books.com.
Thank you for dropping by today, Nicole. Good luck with your new direction. Readers can learn more about Tribute Books by visiting their website: www.tribute-books.com.