Changes and a sale

We are going to start watermarking premade covers rather than use the tiny size because I just hate seeing how fuzzy they look on the facebook site. Watermarks aren’t part of the finished book cover. They are removed after purchase.

And… we are raising our prices. It will be gradual, but after 12 years at the same price, it’s time. I’ve made a point of keeping my prices low for many reasons, one being that I sometimes benefit from the generosity of other artists, like photographers and their CC0 licenses, and also because I know what its like to try and make a living within a creative career, but that includes me as a creative as well. I get bartered down often, and sometimes that takes a toll on one’s sense of self worth, so I also need to say no more often. You may have noticed the price tag on some of the premade designs are now marked higher than the usual $40 mid-grade price. There still are some at $40 and still some under $40, it all depends on images used and time spent creating the cover.

And, to soften the price increase, Starting November 19th and ending November 25th, 2018, Fantasia Frog is holding a sale on all covers over $20.

Most cover are a flat $10 off (except the $20 ones, which are $5 off).

 

Imogene is entering Miss Elspeth’s Desire in a cover contest

Imogene Nix is entering Miss Elspeth’s Desire in the
AusRomToday online digital magazine in Aussie Romance and they’re running their annual comp for the Cover Of The Year.
 
If you can spare a moment, would you help her out with a vote?
 
It’s simple, all they need to do is follow this link:
 
 
Thanks!!

Publishers seeking submissions

Blue Swan Publishing and Liquid Silver Publishing are seeking submissions

Blue Swan Publishing seeking submissions

Actively seeking Inspirational and/or Sweet themed manuscripts, contemporary to Historical to cover our romance genre at Blue Swan Publishing. Think Hallmark Hall of Fame, Janette Oke, Little House on the Prairie, etc. We are looking for sweet, traditional romance with strong, irresistible characters. Romance at its best with endless possibilities of love, life, and happiness.

We are also seeking Mysteries/suspense, Thrillers, Science Fiction, Fantasy genres that fall under that inspirational umbrella. Many of the End Time or Apocalypse books fall under the Science Fiction sub-genre.

And finally, we are also seeking manuscripts in the Young Adult category of all genres.

Blue Swan Publishing is a full service, royalty paying eBook Publisher, an imprint of Ten West Publishing. Other publishing companies owned by Ten West include Atlantic Bridge Publishing and Liquid Silver Books. Blue Swan’s full service includes the following:

  • Editing
  • Final line editing and proofreading
  • Cover art
  • ISBN number
  • Digital publishing

Our standard contract is for worldwide, English, digital rights for two years. We pay 40% royalties on net monies received from sales in all outlets. If you are interested in submitting your manuscript to Blue Swan Publishing, please take a few minutes to review the following and acquaint yourself with our guidelines:

Your Query Email Must Include:

  • Cover letter.       Make it interesting, tell us why we’ll love your manuscript.
  • Word count (we accept word counts 15k or above), brief synopsis and information about yourself.
  • Author’s pen name
  • Author’s real legal name
  • Snail mail address
  • Phone number
  • Website or blog link (if available)
  • Email address
  • Title

The entire manuscript must be sent as an email attachment in .DOC, .DOCX or RTF

Send your submission or any questions you might have to submissions@blueswanpublishing.com

Call for Submissions

Liquid Silver Publications is calling for submissions for a series about Strong Women. Women who know what they want and know how to get it. They can be in any profession or any walk of life but must be the lead character who is in control of her situation. A problem solver who doesn’t beat around the bush. She should be a woman who has determination, goals, dreams, and isn’t afraid to chase those dreams.

This will be part of a series that shares the same cover (a notebook) with the name of your heroine as the title of the story.

Length: 20-25K

Please send submissions to: submissions@liquidsilverpublishing.com

I discovered a new Promotional tool for authors, publishers and cover artists

It might not be new to everyone, but Authors database is new to me (as of yesterday) and I’m excited about it.

I just listed FFD, so I’m setting my page up. I plan on entering the cover art contests for one.

https://authorsdb.com/community/profile/16876-tara-fantasia-frog-designs

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Publisher seeking Submissions – Lore Lush Publishing

Lore Lush Publishing is now open for Submissions 🙂

hooray

 

 

LORE LUSH PUBLISHING IS NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Lore Lush Publishing is a publisher of Inclusive & diverse fiction. We publish books that are not mainstream to reflect the world around us to include heroes and heroines of color, and to be inclusive of disabilities, ethnicity, and body type.

If you have a diverse story to tell, take a look at our guidelines below.


What We Are Currently Accepting:

Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Cross-Genre
Anthology Submissions (Details To Come)
Agented and un-agented work from new and established writers
Previously Unpublished Full-Length Novels

What We Are Looking For:

Diverse & Inclusive Stories
Strong, Smart and Engaging Heroines
Sexy Alpha Heroes
Tension, Conflict Worldbuilding, and Exceptional Characterization

Review our submissions page for guidelines and details

To submit your story, please send an email to submissions@lorelushpublishing.com

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~IMPRINTS~

Lore – 35K-70K Paranormal Romance

Lush – 30K-60K Contemporary Romance

Chimera – 40K-80K Fantasy

Malice – 20K-60K Horror

Crux – 30K-70K Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Dagger – 40K-80K Urban Fantasy

Nova – 20K-60K Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Dystopia

Jade – 20K-60K New Adult (Any Genre)

Teri – 20K-60K Young Adult (Any Genre)

Legion (Cross-Genre) – Does your story exist in more than one genre? We’d love to hear about it![/box]

We offer remote employment and career opportunities for military veterans & spouses and is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Please visit our Careers page for current career opportunities.

LORE LUSH, LLC IS USAF VETERAN/SPOUSE, MINORITY, AND FEMALE OWNED.

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publisher seeking submissions-Gemma Halliday Publishing

Gemma Halliday Publishing is now open for submissions again.

They are looking for humorous, cozy mystery and romantic comedy/chick-lit stories.

Cozy Mystery
humorous, feel good read, 60-80K words, female protagonist, no graphic language or violence

Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy
fun, humorous tone, 70-100K words, strong, modern heroine and attractive hero, no graphic language or sex (think network TV vs. cable)

To submit Cozy Mystery or Chick-lit/Romantic Comedy manuscripts:
Please send the first three chapter of your manuscript, a detailed synopsis (describing major plot points and the ending), and a brief cover letter describing your genre, manuscript length, and any past writing credits. We are happy to look at backlist titles as well as new works.

Danger Cove
Interested in writing in our multi-author Danger Cove Mysteries series? Please see our Danger Cove Mysteries website to familiarize yourself with our series. Then please submit a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your proposed Danger Cove main character, how she would fit into our town, and who her leading man would be, along with the first chapter of your proposed Danger Cove story.

Send submissions to: hallidaypublishing@gmail.com
Please allow 6-8 weeks for a response.

 

Sale!

I’ve been adding more premade covers over the past week, and I’ve noticed some could work for multiple genres. If I have one in mysteries, it might also work for fantasy, for example. Like this one.

 

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Or covers I post in contemporary, could work for romances, or poetry, or things I haven’t thought of.

For an idea of how the sale works, it’s $10.00 off all premades $25.00 and up. If you like a $25.00 cover, it will end up being $15.00, and a $40.00 premade will be $30.00 🙂

The sale starts tomorrow, November 1st and ends November 15th.

Thanks for visiting my site, and a special thanks to those who have shared news of my premade sale.

 

Tara