Supporting Self-Publishers

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Supporting Self-Published Authors

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What is this?

Self-publishing is increasingly becoming an option that authors are taking following frustrations with traditional publishing methods. The industry is changing: self-publishing is often a choice rather than a last resort, especially in niche markets and it is by no means a mark of inferior quality. At Kite Hill Publishing we recognise this.

We are not facillitators of self-publishing (Lulu and Createspace both do this very well) but we do recognise the problems that a single author going it alone can face. There can be a perceived lack of quality-control, which tying to a publishing company often erroneously guards against; customer confidence can be limited because there is an assumption that self published books have been vanity published and so are not subject to controls. After this, the most obvious problem is one of exposure (or lack of it).

These are similar problems to the ones faced by a new publishing company: potential readers don't know what to make of you.

Kite Hill Publishing's aim is to promote quality GLBT fiction and in the spirit of this, we are offering self-published authors the chance to affiliate with us. We offer free webspace on this site in the hopes that they will bring interested readers. As we publish more books, we hope that cross promotion will help build a bigger readership of loyal customers for all of us.

Authors' pages will be clearly labelled so that there will be no possible confusion over the publisher. Kite Hill Publishing will not make any claims on the self-published author's work.

How do I get involved?

As a reader: follow their links to read about the authors, and then buy their books. What could be simpler? Show your support for those making an independant go of it.

As a self-published author: if you're interested in becoming one of our affiliated authors, please send a digital copy of your cover, along with the first two chapters formatted as they appear in the retail version (or a link to where the following can be found online) preferably in PDF format. This is for our own quality control check. While we support self-publishing, we primarily support quality fiction, and reserve the right to reject requests if, for example, formatting is too poor. These books should also broadly tie in with our general vision of fiction and have GLBT characters.

Send requests to affiliates@kitehillpublishing.com with the subject line as follows: SelfPublished:Your Title: Your Name

This is a free service, but donations are always appreciated!

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