I’d like to start by saying thank you to Ritu for her prompt word, “publish.” Thank you, Ritu! You can find her Just Jot it January post here. Go visit her and say hi, and give her a follow if you haven’t already!
Now that I’ve decided to take this publishing gig seriously–I plan to publish at least six books this year–I’m considering what to do about creating my own imprint. Mostly so I have a single name to publish under, particularly if I decide to change genres and go with a pen name, but also so I have a name for a company, should I make enough money to register it. Don’t laugh–I have my editing business that I can put in there too.
It means I’ll need a logo … and a name. I have a couple ideas for the latter, which is actually amazing since I can’t come up with a title for five out of the six books I want to publish.
What do you call a romantic comedy series that centers around an Irish pub that has male strippers every Saturday night? And no, I can’t call it anything that will get me booted off Amazon for being too racy. Considering the premise, the writing is actually quite tame. I need titles that will reflect that too.
The sixth book, my passion project, is Book 3 of my PNR series, The Great Dagmaru. It’s a killer story that turned out to be quite difficult to write. Heartbreaking, but hopeful. The plan is to start releasing the romcom series in March, and get one book out every ten weeks, with Book 3 – “The Magician’s Soul” published by summer. I think I can, I think I can …
But back to the publishing business itself.
I’ve toyed with the idea of publishing other authors, but I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of investment. Especially not when I’m having this much fun writing my own books. I have a thousand ideas but only 365 days in a year. Does 2020 have 366? I’ll have to factor that in if it does.
Still not enough?
I’m interested to know whether any of my readers out there have set up their own publishing companies to deal with their own books. It seems like a lot of work at the beginning, but it might end up making my life easier in the long run.
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January 16, 2020 at 8:24 am
2020 does indeed have 366 days. Use that extra day wisely, Linda 🙂
January 15, 2020 at 12:22 pm
Logos and names – very important. Good luck to you!
January 15, 2020 at 11:31 am
I’m 1/3 of Per Bastet Publications, which began as three of us publishing our own books and is now a small press publishing other people’s books, too. Set up as an LLC. Not difficult, at all.
“What do you call a romantic comedy series that centers around an Irish pub that has male strippers every Saturday night? And no, I can’t call it anything that will get me booted off Amazon for being too racy. Considering the premise, the writing is actually quite tame. I need titles that will reflect that too.”
The Not Your Granny’s Strip Pub series. First book: Take It Mostly Off. Or maybe The Half Monty. lol
January 15, 2020 at 8:25 am
Best wishes with all the writing and publishing! I’m sorry I don’t have any personal experience to offer.
January 15, 2020 at 7:37 am
When you start looking for authors to publish I would like to apply! I have three books and no energy to do the work. I think it is a great idea!
January 15, 2020 at 4:36 am
When you’re there, maybe you can publish my book (which I hope to write in the future), haha!
January 15, 2020 at 3:09 am
Woo! New Year New Gear , what a masterplan I really hope you succeed,send you the luck of the Irish 💜
January 15, 2020 at 1:36 am
So many ideas!
I’m looking forward to that new series!
Emerald Wiles – how’s that for a series name?
Playing on Ireland being known as the Emerald Isles, and strippers and their wiles?
And though I don’t have a company or imprint, I’ve already got my own little published by name…
(Ritu Bhathal Writes Books, you like?)