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:

Rhonda Albom said...

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.

Medeia Sharif said...

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

Natalie Aguirre said...

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.

Emma Adams said...

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

TBM said...

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

Jo said...

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.

Ann Bennett said...

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

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

That is awesome. I tweeted!

Karen Walker said...

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

Bish Denham said...

I hope the new imprint it soars!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

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

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

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.

Chrys Fey said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Cherie Reich said...

Freedom Fox Press sounds great!

Yay for the IWSG T-shirt!

Kelly Hashway said...

Sounds very interesting. Congrats!

Jemi Fraser said...

Very cool! Sounds like a great opportunity :)

Misha Gericke said...

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.

nashvillecats2 said...

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.

J E Oneil said...

Sounds cool. Good luck with your new endeavor :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congratulations on Freedom Fox Press!

Great design for the T-shirt!

Karen Lange said...

Sounds great! Thanks so much for the info.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Denise Covey said...

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

Kimberly said...

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

Tammy Theriault said...

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

Tammy Theriault said...

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

Tammy Theriault said...

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

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! I'll tweet, too.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I appreciate the love, Tammy!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

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

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

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

Nissa Annakindt said...

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

M Pax said...

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

Robin said...

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!

Arlee Bird said...

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

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Maurice Mitchell said...

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

klahanie said...

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

Michelle Wallace said...

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

Lynn said...

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

Madilyn Quinn said...

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.

Stephen Tremp said...

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

Tyrean Martinson said...

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.

Lexa Cain said...

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! :)

Mary Montague Sikes said...

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!

Spacerguy said...

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

~Sia McKye~ said...

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

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations. This all sounds so exciting.