Monday, June 22, 2015

Freedom Fox Press and IWSG T-Shirt

A few weeks ago, I mentioned I was working with a publisher to set up an imprint that would provide authors the benefits of both traditional and self-publishing. I’m happy to announce that Freedom Fox Press, a division of Dancing Lemur Press, LLC, is now open and accepting submissions.

There are benefits to signing on with a traditional publisher. These include credibility for the author, established distribution, publisher reputation, professionally designed books (cover art, formatting, ISBN, LCCN, etc.), early pre-publication reviews, royalties, etc. Add the benefits of self-publishing (higher profits, more control, etc.) and it becomes a win-win situation.

What are some of the terms, conditions, and benefits of Freedom Fox Press?

• Accepts multiple genres.

• Professional cover art and formatting. They will work with the author on the cover, including using photos or artwork provided by author.

• Review copies sent out to major reviewers three months before release date.

• Marketing support.

• Royalties are based on net profit and the author receives 80% on print books and 90% on ebooks.

Read the submission guidelines HERE.

My duties revolve around the establishment of this imprint and spreading the word via social media. (Dancing Lemur Press LLC is my publisher, so I was already an author.)

If you can help spread the word through Twitter, Facebook, blogging, Pinterest, etc., I’d be grateful. This is an incredible opportunity and hopefully the beginning of a new model of publisher.

Twitter or Facebook:

The benefits of traditional and self publishing - Freedom Fox Press open for submissions http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/freedom-fox-press/


Alex and the The Insecure Writer’s Support Group admins are happy to announce that we have our own t-shirt now, courtesy of Jeremy Hawkins. You can order your copy HERE.

48 comments:

  1. Congratulations. This all sounds so exciting. I just wish I had a draft to submit. At least I can share it out on social media.

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  2. AnonymousJune 22, 2015

    This looks like a wonderful imprint that will benefit many authors. I just tweeted. I'll take a look at the t-shirt.

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  3. That's awesome you're helping spread the word about them. They sound like a great publisher that could be the right fit for some authors.

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  4. Congratulations! This sounds like a great opportunity for authors interested in a hybrid model.

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  5. How exciting! Looking forward to hear how this works out for you. Fingers crossed for a successful venture.

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  6. Looks like a wonderful opportunity for writers Diane. So many self published books are not properly edited before they are inflicted on the unsuspecting public. I hope this will be a successful enterprise.

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  7. This sounds great! Best wishes on the endeavor, this sounds like a company ready for today's challenges.

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  8. Best of luck with this new imprint, Diane. It's very exciting and, I think, very needed.

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  9. I hope the new imprint it soars!

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  10. This is so very exciting. I will help spread the word. And I already ordered my tee-shirt. I think it will go well with my khaki shorts.

    Susan Says

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  11. Thank you for all the information and emails, Diane. This is a very good thing. All publishers should go this route, and the royalty percentage is a huge perk. I'll consider this next time round.

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  12. Thanks for the details! I checked the guidelines and unfortunately my one book isn't a good fit, but I will keep them in mind for the future. :)

    An ISWG T-shirt? Yes! When I get some extra money, I will definitely be ordering one. :D

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  13. That's a great opportunity for someone.
    Got my t-shirt ordered!

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  14. Freedom Fox Press sounds great!

    Yay for the IWSG T-shirt!

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  15. Sounds very interesting. Congrats!

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  16. Very cool! Sounds like a great opportunity :)

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  17. Congrats! I love the concept of this publishing imprint, but alas, I don't think my books would fit, since I don't have a huge focus on keeping things clean.

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  18. Must order my T shirt. I had one for the A to Z, ordered the large size, lost weight now it's too big.
    Yvonne.

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  19. Sounds cool. Good luck with your new endeavor :)

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  20. Congratulations on Freedom Fox Press!

    Great design for the T-shirt!

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  21. Sounds great! Thanks so much for the info.

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  22. Congrats. Sounds exciting. Keep us posted.....

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  23. I really like the sound of this press, L Diane. Thanks for the info. You'll be loving it.

    Denise :-)

    The Write Way to Travel

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  24. Congratulations on the new imprint - it sounds awesome! I'll definitely help spread the word.

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  25. that is so cool that you're offering that now!! and the t-shirt idea is snazzy!

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  26. that is so cool that you're offering that now!! and the t-shirt idea is snazzy!

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  27. I doubled commented because I doubly love you...and because I hit publish twice. so sue me!!

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  28. Congratulations!!! I'll tweet, too.

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  29. I appreciate the love, Tammy!

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  30. Sounds like the idea publisher for some authors who want the best of both worlds.

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  31. Thanks for the information about the new imprint. Sounds wonderful.

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  32. Congratulations on your new venture. Hope it does well for you.

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  33. A very exciting new project for you. Tweeted. :D

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  34. The nature of publishing is changing at the speed of sound. Or light. Whichever is faster. I'm not a science geek. But, it's FAST.

    As you say, this might be yet another Major Change in the evolution of publishing!

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  35. This is exciting news. I'll keep a note of this.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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  36. What a wonderful idea and 80% on print books and 90% on ebooks is very generous. Congrats!

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  37. Hi Diane,

    What an awesome bit of news, Diane. This sounds excellent for established and aspiring authors.

    A t-shirt, dedicated to me? Thanks! Okay, never mind my delusions, I shall check it out.

    Thank you, Diane.

    Gary

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  38. Hybrid authorship is on the rise. The new press sounds great... moving with the times.
    Love the T-shirt!

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  39. AnonymousJune 25, 2015

    How exciting! Congratulations! Inspires me too, to finish a project so I have something to submit!

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  40. AnonymousJune 25, 2015

    This sounds like a really cool idea and I hope it comes with much success! I don't have anything ready right now, but I'll keep it in mind! Shared on twitter.

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  41. Diane, good luck with everything. It's a lot of work but I'm sure it'll pay off big!

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  42. Congratulations! I wish I had something to submit right now, but I'm hip deep in a couple of projects that I planned to self-pub - a writing curriculum book and the last of the Champion trilogy. But the next book . . . maybe it will be the right fit.

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  43. The new venture by Dancing Lemur Press sounds great! (I think they're the ones who pub Alex's books, right?) Thanks so much for the info. Will tweet! :)

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  44. Sounds like a really good publishing idea!

    The lighthouse shirt is really pretty. The lighthouse image is an especially popular one, so I bet you'll get lots of orders!

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  45. Goldmine advice Dianne. I now know where to get publishing advice. It pays to break things down into manageable goals.

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  46. There area lot of benefits to going traditional publishing. You also learn a lot from a publisher and good story content editors. I'm not surprised they want you to spearhead this. You're good at what you do!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  47. Congratulations. This all sounds so exciting.

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