Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Insecure Writer's Support Group and Exciting New Publisher Imprint

It’s time for another edition of The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, founded by Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh.


Writing hasn’t been a big thing for me lately. I still have several novelette length stories waiting for editing, plus I’ve been editing some older works.

I have been busy with my seminars, which I love. I’m even working with a NC college to offer my seminars as interactive day-long workshops. That will require a lot of planning this summer, but doing them will be a lot of fun.

I also have a new venture as I am working with a publisher who wants to set up an imprint. This is very exciting, as it will involve very new and greatly needed in the industry. This new imprint will be designed to work with authors who want the perks of self-publishing (more control, higher royalties) but with the benefits of traditional publishing (pre-publication reviews, wider distribution, publisher clout, and no author expenses.)

The imprint will launch this summer. If anyone is interested in being the first to receive information about this imprint, email me or leave a comment.

Ready to go for a ride?



68 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

I don't know what an imprint is, but it sounds like congratulations are in order. Hopefully I will be finally ready for publishing sometime in the future. I am on my second edit now. I rejoined IWSG this month.

Karen Walker said...

Wow, that's exciting, Diane. I'd be interested in learning more for sure.

Elsie Amata said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know what an imprint is. ;) Best of luck with it.

I'm going through the same thing - just not having the time to write but it will happen when it happens.

Love the horses! Such amazing creatures.

Elsie

Yolanda Renee said...

Exciting news, congratulatons!

This new imprint sounds wonderful too!

I love the grammarly win, thank you. I'm learning a lot.

Southpaw HR Sinclair said...

I'm another one who does not know what an imprint is. :( but Congratulations! Will one of the services be editing or proofing?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

You do have some exciting things going on. Good luck in all your new ventures.

Stephen Tremp said...

Diane, good luck with the imprint. I'd be interested in taking a look. I'll send you an email you can reply to. Thanks.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yolanda, congrats again on winning.

An imprint is a separate division of a publishing house. Many publishers have smaller imprints that fall under their umbrella that publish a certain genre or type of book.

Chrys Fey said...

Sounds like you've been super busy. Keep it up! Good luck with the imprint!! That sounds like a wonderful opportunity. I wouldn't mind some more details about it. I'll send you an email. :)

Cherie Reich said...

That imprint sounds pretty cool! It sounds like you have some exciting things coming up.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

This sounds like an awesome summer for you with lots of new opportunities! Enjoy. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

*Raising hand and shouting "Oh, Oh, Oh, pick me! Pick me!" Did someone say "no author expenses"? Smiles.
Thanks for the opportunity to learn more, Diane.
Keep doing all your doing and enjoying it all.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

PS "you're" - oy vey.

Nicki Elson said...

Glad to hear your seminars are going so well. Spunky Diane is in demand!

That publisher sounds like a dream come true. Control is the exact thing that bums me out being with a publisher yet I do enjoy the perks of being with them.

M Pax said...

The imprint sounds exciting and the seminars. Doing what you love is what your life should be about.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Donkey, I mean Robyn, I will pick you.

Nicki, it's so hard to hand over that control.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I don't know what an imprint is either. Looking forward to hearing more. Happy IWSG, Diane.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Diane...

That is AWESOME! CONGRATS!

The imprint sounds great! I'd love more information since I may be heading in that direction in the near future!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Best of luck with the birthing of the new imprint. I am always interested in new options. If nothing else, your world of contacts will grow with it and the seminars. Pace yourself now, hear? :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The imprint sounds exciting!

Emma Adams said...

Congratulations on all the exciting things happening! :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

OOh, that's a big project to take on. But very exciting!

Kai Strand said...

The seminar sounds great! Congrats on all of your exciting news.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Yes, please. I would love news about this new imprint!

Kimberly said...

The imprint sounds exciting - congratulations!

shelly said...

Coolio! I would love info on the imprint.

Charity Bradford said...

Ditto everything! The imprint does sound exciting and I'm curious to learn more about it.

emaginette said...

I'd love to hear more. :-)

Here's my link if you'd like to drop by :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Michael, you bet!

Tyrean, I will email the moment things are set.

Shelly, will do.

Charity and Emaginette, I'll keep you in the loop.

J E Oneil said...

There's nothing worse than not being able to write, but at least you're happy with all the other things you have to do :). Good luck with the new imprint. It sounds exciting.

Jay Noel said...

That sounds very interesting. Best of both worlds! I'd like to learn more for sure!

Congrats on staying so productive.

Carol Kilgore said...

You're going to be really busy! All of it sounds great. And fun. That's the important part :)

Denise Covey said...

Hi L Diane. Glad I popped by. I'd love to learn more about this imprint. Publishing world ever evolving!

Glad you're busy doing what you love.

Denise :-)

My IWSG post on Mindfulness

Dean K Miller said...

Hmmmm a new imprint? Sounds awesome and being on the ground floor has got to be so exciting. Congrats.

Lynda R Young said...

The new imprint sounds great!
And your work sounds even better!!! It's good to find the work you love.

Tracy Jo said...

That's awesome! Good luck with your new adventures!

Lexa Cain said...

No author expenses sounds tempting, also the distribution part. Let me know when you have more info about this imprint. Good luck with you teaching! That sounds challenging!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

You are a busy young lady. Congratulations on your seminars.
Great picture of the horses.
I'd be interested in the imprint. Thanks.

S.K. Anthony said...

Man, you've been busy! How great!
Good luck with the imprint. It sounds like a fantastic opportunity :D

Nick Wilford said...

Great news about the imprint - sounds like you are mining exciting new territory in the publishing world. Hope it all goes well. I'd love to learn more!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Good luck with the Imprint, Diane, it sounds exciting. Please let us know how it all goes.


Rachna Chhabria
Co-host IWSG
Rachna's Scriptorium

SittieCates said...

An Imprint? That's super! Congratulations, L. Diane!

dolorah said...

Sure, I'd learn more. Unless its a YA publisher. Congrats on the work you are doing for the imprint, sounds like you are enjoying it. The workshop like class sounds awesome too.

Have a good week Dianne.

Medeia Sharif said...

That's wonderful and exciting with both the seminars and imprint.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Lot's of exciting news. Congratulations!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I will let everyone know the moment the news is announced.

Julie Musil said...

That imprint sounds like a great idea! And I think it's awesome that you're busy with instructing writers. You're providing a wonderful service.

Al Diaz said...

Good luck with the imprint! And the seminars, it sounds like you'll be having a lot of fun in the near future. Good for you!

Hart Johnson said...

The imprint sounds cool. I have been sort of stagnated because pitching to agents/publishers is so stressful, but I really need to start thinking about all that again. I look forward to more information on this.

C.D. Gallant-King said...

Hey it's writing related, so that counts, not to mention sounds very impressive. Congratulations!

Arlee Bird said...

The imprint plan sounds like a good one. So much diversity in the world of publishing I guess it's best to cover it all.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Road trippin' with A to Z
Tossing It Out

Gwen Gardner said...

Sounds like you're doing great, Diane. Good for you! An imprint sounds very interesting. I don't have plans for publishing this year, but when I do, I think I'd be interested.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I'd love a ride! Love horses. Congrats on getting into a new imprint. It sounds just great.
Play off the Page

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Hit me up when the imprint goes live. I am glad you are pursuing your passion Diane and wish you all the best.

Theresa Milstein said...

It will be interesting to hear how this imprint sets up the guidelines. I look forward to learning more about it. Very cool that you get to be a part of it!

Maurice Mitchell said...

The new imprint sounds exciting L. Diane!

Tara Tyler R said...

very exciting news!
seminars and publishing - you go girl!
is the imprint genre specific?
what will your role be?
you will be very busy!!! congrats!

Raquel Byrnes said...

What cool news! The imprint sounds really amazing. And I think you're right. I think there is a niche out there that needs something like this. Congratulation. :)

Annalisa Crawford said...

Good luck with the new venture. It sounds very exciting.

Diane Burton said...

How great to read wonderful news. Best wishes!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hart, Gwen, Sheena-kay, and Theresa, I will keep you in the loop.

Tara, I will spreading the word and working directly with the authors.

Michelle Wallace said...

Diane, it sounds exciting!
Congrats!
I'd love some more info...

Milo James Fowler said...

Sounds like the best of both worlds -- good luck!

Ann Bennett said...

I imagine your inbox is full. Sounds like a great opportunity for writers. I wish I was a little further along. You would be hearing from me.

Bish Denham said...

I'd be interesting in learning more too!

Karen Lange said...

I'm in. Would love info as things come together and you have the time. Thank you! :)

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Sounds like you're busy-busy with important things--writing or not. I'm interested in learning more about this new imprint too, so add me to your list. My email is jessyferguson (at) gmail (dot) com.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've got everyone on the list!