Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic was launched in 2010 and describes itself as a ’boutique’ imprint of Irish publisher Maverick House. Based in Dunboyne, Co Meath, Ireland, Book Republic’s operational model of publishing is different in several distinct ways to the standard model of publishing and is similar to Or Books and Publishr, and the now defunct HarperStudio. “What […]

HarperStudio’s Innovative Journey Ends

HarperStudio, an imprint of HarperCollins, and one of the most daring and innovative publishers, will publish its last titles under the imprint this Summer. Titles which had been scheduled for later will now be moved to other HarperCollins imprints. In a memo delivered to all staff today, company president, Michael Morrison announced the news. It […]

Time Ladies And Gentlemen To Move On or Be Damned

We really have reached a time to find a way forward in publishing to deal with the existence of self-publishing and paid-publishing services. The debate is quickly becoming entrenched in morals, standpoints, labels and some very foolish rhetoric. “MWA does not object to Harlequin operating a pay-to-publish program or other for-pay services. The problem is […]

HarperStudio – Overview

Bob Miller, President of HarperStudio shares his views this week with on how he sees the need for the relationship between publisher and author to become more of a partnership of commitment. […]”I believe that publishers and authors should be equal partners, sharing profits fifty-fifty, as we are doing in all of our deals […]

No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and […]