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openhearted

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are there any publishers of novelettes and novellas?
Posted: Oct 4, 2017 8:00 AM
 
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hi

since my publisher crashed and burned, I have been looking for a new publisher of these books--mostly rom com scifi, fiction and graphic novels, between 5 to 12 K words

is there a resource I can go to?

I used to have a place where I could find easy publishers (that would publish almost anything)

yes, I am a bottom dwelling underground fiction writer--

I usually say that I write autobiographical science fiction--sure, I'm a space cadet

any ideas?

oh
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Re: are there any publishers of novelettes and novellas?
Posted: Oct 4, 2017 9:11 AM   in response to: openhearted in response to: openhearted
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Why don't you just publish them yourself? A short text-only story is very easy to format and upload. Read NJ's blogposts about things to watch for in Word, and you're on your way.

Alternately, you could try the traditional SF magazines, though they're hard to get into. They certainly pay better than KDP!

I have the impression that your shorts have never sold well on KDP. That unfortunately is true for most authors (erotica may be an outlier). Have you considered bundling them into longer books built around a single theme or universe? Good luck!
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Re: are there any publishers of novelettes and novellas?
Posted: Oct 5, 2017 7:04 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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cd

thanks for your note

I'm thinking of a box set--under my main pen name, are several young adult books

these books (under a particular pen name) were the result of a couple of writers' groups I was in--I liked to try to shock the ladies (most members were women) with racy escapades

boy girl stuff--where I would tease them--and it ends up as sweet romance, although I deplore that term--I don't really write erotica--kind of, more edge to literary

while I can publish these myself, and have done a few titles--I have run out of pen names on smashwords, and want to get these titles on ibooks, nook and kobo, where they had pretty good success

at wits end,

oh
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Re: are there any publishers of novelettes and novellas?
Posted: Oct 5, 2017 9:13 AM   in response to: openhearted in response to: openhearted
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It occurs to me that if you're switching pen names all the time, you may be hampering your sales. Someone who likes your stories won't know that a different pen name is also you. You don't need a separate pen name for every different story or group of linked stories! Look at the best known and most successful SF/F writers, people like Larry Niven or Lois Bujold or Orson Scott Card. They wrote all different kinds of stories but stuck with the same author name.

The only time you'd want very different pen names would be if you knew you wouldn't want readers of one group of stories (happy bunny stories for kids) accidentally getting very different stories (racy adult escapades).

You can publish on Kobo and Nook all by yourself. It's no harder than getting onto KDP. It is harder getting onto iTunes. For that you'd need an aggregator, unless (like me) you work with a Mac and enjoy a challenge. But just use one of your regular author names for SW.
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Re: are there any publishers of novelettes and novellas?
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 6:07 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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cd

thanks for the note

it is true, I don't want to mix up the young adult books with something racy

one of the pen names started as, kind of, a joke--and took off

I'll try kobo & nook

thanks,

oh
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