Somewhat Grumpy Press is proud to announce we’ve signed a publishing contract with Glenn Burwell, for his debut novel The Chapel of Retribution.
The Independent Book Publishers Association recently released updated criteria for defining reputable hybrid publishers, with a stress that ALL requirements apply. Examples and details are provided for each requirement. Let’s see how Somewhat Grumpy Press meets these requirements. Define a mission and vision for its publishing program. As the About page says, we offer à… Continue reading Meeting Hybrid Publisher Criteria
It was bound to happen sooner or later—one of our books was stolen. The eBook file was copied and placed on a web site for free downloading. For what it is worth, the offending site doesn’t promote free eBooks. It contains files of all types. And the infringer didn’t bother to remove the copyright ownership… Continue reading Adventures in Piracy
Most independent authors want or need to sell their work. This means setting prices, however vulgar a topic money may seem.
eBook, paperback, or both? Exclusive distribution or wide? This post discusses the options.
Celebrating our second birthday with giveaways and a 99 cent eBook.
The point of editing is not to force the work to conform to some arbitrary standard. It is to ensure the author’s message is delivered as clearly as possible, and in the author’s voice.
I recently participated in a panel discussion on alternatives to traditional publishing, such as the hybrid publishing service offered by Somewhat Grumpy Press. The questions showed many authors want more information about all steps of the independent publishing process. We have some information on our Publishing Services page, but over the new few blog posts… Continue reading Hybrid Publishing 1
Like our Pallas’s cat logo? You can now proudly wear it! There’s a Somewhat Grumpy Press store on Zazzle where you can order shirts, in two designs, mugs, tote bags, and a fridge magnet with our logo. Half the proceeds of all sales go to our logo artist, Rebecca Gravel. You can also order shirts… Continue reading The Somewhat Grumpy Press Fall Collection
Happy fall, everyone, or at least everyone in the northern hemisphere. I know, it’s another three weeks until the equinox, but with the arrival of September, and cooler weather, it feels like fall. We’ve updated the Somewhat Grumpy Press website! There is a new page providing more information about the services we offer, as well… Continue reading More Information About Services