Rebel Ink Press -
Publisher of Cutting Edge Romance
Genre: We encompass everything from sweet to heat in all sub-genres to include but not limited to contemporary, erotic, paranormal, suspense, historical, ménage, same sex, and BDSM.
Company Bio: Open since August 2010, Rebel strives to provide readers with stories they want and while offering the services authors deserve. We're committed to good citizenship, fair business practices, and developing up and coming authors through editorial support, marketing and promotion--all of which help authors create their best works possible.
Blurbs/Excerpts will be determined by the current months releases and will be sent with the necessary information for each host. We have a custom informational blog piece we can share and we’re open to interviews by staff members. We also have an informational video in the works we’d like to share.
Rebel Ink Press links: Website|Facebook|Twitter
Interview with Dawn Lyons--Editor/Acquisitions
1) Can you share a little bit about what your day as an acquisitions editor is really like?
Completely enjoyable most of the time. I love seeing new talent come across my desk. When I’m not busy actually editing, I get to read some pretty terrific stuff. I know most people think this would get pretty tedious, but it’s what I love and can’t imagine doing anything else.
2) What types of stories would you like to see come across your desk or in your email?
I would love to see more historical and contemporary pieces. I recently had the good fortune of editing a piece, part of a series, that is set during World War II and it was wonderful. I think the market is out there for innovative and well thought out historicals. A lot of people don’t realize that the early 20th century is now considered to fall in this realm and is up for grabs. It’s no longer all about the Renaissance and Highlanders, the market is ripe for the picking.
3) What are you tired of seeing?
I’m not really tired of any particular genre, although, I’d like to see something fresh and new in the paranormal world. Give me some fairies to work with, or how about a twist on Greek gods of some sort. It seems that fairy tales are coming into their own as well, but they just aren’t hitting my desk in waves like I’d expect them to be.
4) What genres are increasing in popularity? Decreasing?
Fairy tales and horror/suspense seem to be on the rise. People seem to be latching on to mysteries as of late.
5) What makes you sit up and take notice of a manuscript?
A unique story line. One that says, yes, this is a story line that anyone could do, but look at my unique version. Also, if it’s not a rewrite of a recent big screen movie. That makes me take notice. A completely well thought out creative idea. Also, I appreciate being shown not told. When I’m drawn in and can see what someone is showing me, I’m hooked.
6) What advice can you give new authors who may want to submit to your company?
Please be sure to read our submissions guidelines. When something is sent in in the correct format it certainly speeds up the turn around. Also, don’t be afraid if you manuscript has been turned down before by another press, or you feel your idea is too far outside the box. We tend to publish things that might otherwise get tossed in the “doesn’t fit the standard pile.” We are anything but standard at Rebel and our writers tend to tackle tough issues head on. They embrace the real world and we look for that.
Thanks for having me over today! I appreciate the opportunity.
As a company, Rebel strives to provide readers with stories they want and while offering the services authors deserve. We're committed to good citizenship, fair business practices, and developing up and coming authors through editorial support, marketing and promotion--all of which help authors create their best works possible.
Our philosophy must be working because here we are a year later, Rebel strong! We now house over sixty writers and our inbox is a busy place. We currently have eighty plus titles available at ARe, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Coffee Time Romance and Bookstrand, and we’re looking to expand our vendor list in 2012. Our release calendar is full and our first quarter of 2012 is busting at the seams. In fact we’re looking to double our available titles this year. Our writers are gleaning rave reviews and several are bestsellers at ARe, to date they’ve earned twenty-one of those coveted silver stars.
At Rebel our promise to ourselves was to provide the Cadillac of customer service to our writers. Yes, our writers. They enjoy benefits under our roof not often offered through small presses, such as the services of a professional cover artist, marketing opportunities arranged through our public relations department, professional editing services by a half-dozen plus hand-selected editors, graphic arts help, and we have an in-house review coordinator. Our ARCs are sent out in advance of release to reputable and safe reviewers so we have feedback for our writers to grow on. As a result, we’re growing, too. By leaps and bounds.
Again we’d like to say thanks for hosting us today. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d be happy to answer them.
For more information about us, our writers and their works, or for submissions guidelines please find us at our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, we’d love for you to find and follow us on Twitter @rebelinkpress and we just opened our YouTube channel.
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