Yep. I’m joining Evolved Publishing, with my first novel scheduled to launch December 2nd, 2013.
I have to say, the feedback and support I’ve received from everyone has been amazing. There are so many people who’ve helped me get to this point, from my beta readers on Scribophile (author Sam Curtis especially; we’ve had so many idea bouncing/hashing out sessions in the past couple years), to those I’ve been lucky enough to beta read for as a way to improve my own writing skills.
But there have also been some not-so-well wishers. Some are voicing concerns because they really do care about my success, and others are just cantankerous [insert insult of choice].
Either way, I want to assure everyone that yes, I did plenty of due-diligence before even submitting to Evolved back in February. At a previous job, one of my duties was researching companies to find any potential problems that might arise if we were to do business with them. I’m a master of Google-fu; trust me, if there’s dirt to be found I’ll find it.
And based on everything I found, I felt nothing but good vibes from this company. From their website, to interviews with their staff, to works I’d read by their authors, to comments by those authors themselves about the company – it all leads me to believe that Evolved is the best fit for me at this point in my writing career.
I won’t go into specifics (nondisclosure clause and all), but suffice it to say I talked to the head publisher and executive editor for 90 minutes Tuesday night, and I was more than satisfied with everything they said. It’s evident that their company’s team approach has the best interests of the authors first and foremost.
So, thanks again, everyone, for all the help and support you’ve given me. I couldn’t have done this without you!