What I’ve Learned from Six Years in Small Press Publishing

SOURCE: Elizabeth Spann Craig (E.J. Wenstrom)

…A small press can be an incredible partner, but not all small presses are equal. In fact, they can range wildly from established and esteemed pillars of publishing, to new kids on the block with innovative new approaches, to the downright predatory.

Before signing with any small press, an author must know what they want from a publisher, what kinds of risks they are comfortable with (if any) and whether the publisher’s standards and style align with your own.

Does the publisher have experience in your genre? Are their covers professional? What do their current and past authors have to say about their experiences? ….