Publisher Profile: Grit City Publications

Authors and artists who are looking for a publisher willing to take on more “edgy” work when most mainstream houses aren’t willing to take a risk should take a look into Grit City Publications.

Grit City Fiction is open for emotobook submissions. The “emotobook” term was coined by Grit City’s creative staff and such books use abstract, emotional representations of what the characters feel and experience during peak moments of tension.

The Gritty Story and Serial (from the Grit City web site):

Grit City is a dark and calamitous world, where the nefarious rule. Dillon Galway is an idealistic freelance journalist in his mid-twenties, who barely scrapes out a living reporting on corruption for the Grit City Times and his own blog.

Dillon remembers the city as an ideal place to live, before the murder of his Father and the rise of the Lebedev Syndicate. All meaningful power in business, politics and law enforcement are now funneled into the hands of this wealthy organization.

He works tirelessly to reestablish opportunity and peace, and relies on the sexy and sultry Alyssa Stephano (gun for hire) to help when situations require her nickel plated Colt .45 revolvers.

But in the shadows of the back alleys, whispers stir in the underground of an unnamed force. Something or someone that’s determined to upset the status quo. When Dillon is tipped about horrifying activities he’s propelled into a perilous investigation that may lead to dire consequences.

As the series progresses Dillon will face unfathomed challenges, but also gain abilities most consider impossible.

The story style is reminiscent of the old pulps that dominated news stands through the mid-twentieth century, but written in a modern genre style. Grit City’s power lies in its provocative story and eye-grabbing illustrations that enhance the story’s emotional impact. This emotobook is the first of its kind and is redefining how we enjoy modern fiction.

The creative team designed Grit City exclusively for an e-reading audience. The story is serialized into monthly installments of about 30+ pages. Story installments are published each month and sold by several ebook retailers.

Read one installment and you’ll be hooked until the gritty end.


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Publisher Profile: Slush Pile Reader

Getting your work noticed is hard, never mind getting it published. Everyone knows what happens to manuscripts that end up in the slush pile, right? In Slush Pile Reader’s slush pile, every single manuscript gets an equal chance.

Slush Pile Reader was conceived in San Francisco in 2007 by Johanna and Pascal Denize, and its beta site launched in 2009. A team of talented and inspired technicians, communication specialists and book professionals help SPR make great new literature available to the world.

There are no costs or fees involved in the process for either the readers or the authors. Slush Pile Reader will, like any reputable publisher, be responsible for all costs involved in publishing a selected manuscript; editing, printing, marketing, distribution etc.

Here’s how Slush Pile Reader works:

1. Authors submit a manuscript.

2. Readers read and collectively decide which manuscripts should be published.

3. Slush Pile Reader publishes, distributes and promotes the manuscripts that have been selected by the readers.

In July 2011, Slush Pile Reader published the first book under its imprint, Saint Peter Killed God by Karl Kronlage. The book can be purchased on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.

For more information on how Slush Pile Reader operates, check out the FAQ section.



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Publisher Profile: XoXo Publishing

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A publisher of various genres of ebooks out of the ordinary, XOXO Publishing™ is a division of Ninni Group Inc.

XoXo Publishing was established in 2006 to ensure fair opportunities for authors, poets, artists, photographers, animators, mini-clip producers and the media industry at large. Their goal is to become one of Canada’s top micro eco-publishing companies that caters to everyone, regardless of their preferences; its mission is to let readers explore a private place for reading pleasure and transported to a world of infinite possibilities.

This innovative publisher believes in the production of high-quality fiction and non-fiction e-books. Customers, readers, authors and artists are just a few who make this company move forward to create more job opportunities, educational training such as internships for new students, graduates and home-based parents, people on disability, and help others achieve success in their lives.

XoXo Publishing strives to publish top literary fiction and non-fiction e-books to suit all reading styles, increase learning experience through the written word and other electronic means. Visit their online bookstore at this link.

Many XoXo Publishing ebooks are also available at online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


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