When readers, writers, bloggers, and everyone in between get involved in the excitement, publishing becomes a collaborative process in which everyone ultimately wins.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Innovative publishing house, Curiosity Quills Press, has been opening its doors to speculative fiction authors since 2011, and growing its catalogue from its very first published title - Michael Shean's "Shadow of a Dead Star" - to over sixty properties by forty-two authors scheduled to be released throughout 2012 and 2013. Spanning the gamut from hard science fiction to urban fantasy to horror to quirky "zombie noir", readers have come to know that Curiosity Quills Press can answer to their tastes and interest.
But what truly makes the Curiosity Quills Press approach to publishing unique is how it engages both the reader and the aspiring author communities.
Earlier this year, three exciting titles - Cell Hell by Trudy Dillard, Sanity Vacuum by Thea Gregory, and After the Woods by Courtney Worth Young - were chosen from a large pool of contestants in the NaNo-Virtuosos Competition, and, having successfully passed through three nail-biting rounds (with several thousand votes cast!), received their publishing contracts from Curiosity Quills Press. Now, these titles will be making their way into readers' hands and portable devices, having been literally voted in by the reading and writing communities.
Now, CQ's very own YA acquisition editor, Krystal Wade (author of the YA urban fantasy hit, Wilde's Fire, and its upcoming 4th of July sequel, Wilde's Army) successfully repeated the process with an editor-judged competition of her own, in partnership with another Curiosity Quills author, Sharon Bayliss. The result of this competition was the induction of several titles by prolific blogger-authors into the list of upcoming properties, including Jessa Russo's ghostly paranormal romance "EVER", Jamie Ayers' paranormal YA "18 Things", Victoria Smith's "Crimson Hunt", and Jade Hart's "Samsara". All four titles will be receiving their launch dates shortly.
Operations director, Lisa Gus, explains her vision for the future of publishing: "With readers, bloggers, and aspiring authors playing such an important role in published authors' success in this new publishing climate, we realized it might not be such a bad thing to share the publishing reigns with them. When readers, writers, bloggers, and everyone in between get involved in the excitement, publishing becomes a collaborative process in which everyone ultimately wins."
Expect to see the winners of Krystal Wade's editor-judged competition - and other hard-hitting titles from Curiosity Quills Press - throughout the coming months.