Thursday News: The Author run publishing houses; eBook silos
Another author, Teresa Medeiros, announced the formation of her publishing house, Amber House. She is apparently re issuing backlist titles and publishing new front list work including a non fiction work. Medeiros “publishing house” isn’t acquiring new books and there is no word as to whether Tule is either.
Gemma Halliday, Inc. is a publishing house owned and operated by the author Gemma Halliday. Sibel Hodge announced that she had just “signed” with GHI a few days ago. There is no link for GHI itself.
I’m not sure whether these are author coops or actual publishing houses. I do think it is interesting that these houses, if they are publishing houses, aren’t subject to the same scrutiny given to larger publishing firms. And I’m not sure what the new author gets out of it? If it is primarily for covers, editing and distribution then isn’t it just an Author Services firm?
As a reader, are you more interested in a Gemma Halliday branded book or one by Jane Porter? It’s an interesting concept. I suspect we’ll see an increase in a number of author “publishing houses”.
The author goes on to state that the Post has the best API of any newspaper but acknowledges that the API wasn’t part of the deal. But distribution ideas make sense or at least better sense than other musings which basically amount up to Bezos wanting a propaganda machine. Co.Labs ? code + community