Marion Deutsche Cohen, Jeremy Downes, Holly Dunlap, Melissa Dickson Blackburn (Jackson), Kelly Jolley, Travis McCullers, Jimmie Ray Pennington, Emily Elizabeth Schulten (see bottom of the site), Al Shoaf, Johnny Summerfield (2), Carey Scott Wilkerson, and Crystal Jenkins Woods.
A few of our poets have published two books to read with us, so search the page for two good books in these cases.
We publish poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and drama. We are not a vanity press, so your good books will be read for quality (not meaning grammar, as we can fix grammar and spelling) of the story or play or poem itself. The house rules dictate appropriate books to read for the press. We do not charge thousands for x number of books.
We also do professional editing upon request. We charge from $2 - 3 per page, depending on the content. If you publish with us, we do not charge for editing. This charge is only for those wanting editing services who plan to self-publish or publish with another press. Let's talk more about this. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We publish your book to Amazon (to include Amazon Europe), and many other online bookstores will also carry your title through IngramSparks (a recent addition). We can arrange for your book to be placed into local bookstores for readings. We will send your book to contests if we think you have a chance at winning. You can send your book to contests. We will request newspapers and other media to announce publication. We can help you setting up readings if you are so inclined. If a person requests your title in a public or private library, we will work with that library to get your book placed. All we ask for is that you show some vested interest in getting your work out there. No one can represent you, like you.
Most of our authors' books have blurbs from experts in the writing world. We are blessed to have such talent published with us, and we do not take this for granted. If you are a new writer, do not feel intimidated in any way. The best writer I ever read, and I said, EVER read, was a convenience store clerk, and I do not believe she had a college education. College does not equal great writer. Writing might be a God-given talent given to some, but it is also a skill that must be practiced, meaning it can be learned by the author and perfected by the author, and further perfected by the editor and publisher. But anyone can do it. And you aren't alone. A small press means more personal service.
But, I also feel that everyone has more than one story to tell. I can assist you in understanding that.
Jimmie Ray Pennington, author of My Kentucky, has had two successful readings so far and is listing several places he wants to see his book. Jimmie is also a visual artist. I find his work as good if not better than Wendell Berry's poetry.
John McCluskey has just received a review in Quill & Parchment. It is a wonderful look into this collection, so give it a read. Order this spectacular book of poetry and give John a review on Amazon. He'd love to read them, I am sure.
Adam Bregman's premiere novel titled Angelino Heights is out and is available on Amazon. Click through in the author section. This author shows his knowledge of Los Angeles in this exciting crime noir. Adam knows West Coast journalism and has even run for Mayor. Give us a review on Amazon and share with your Facebook friends, please.
Tony DePaul of Philadelphia has written a series of stories called Ro Ro Morse, Philly's Most Fearsome Detective, and Ro Ro is seriously busy fighting the scum that populates the cavities of the dark-side of this city in this crime noir. It is now available on Amazon. Click through in the author section. Give us a review on Amazon.
They say that an author who keeps a blog does better on sales and on generating opportunities to share work. That's what it's all about. Learn how to blog.
Make sure you're telling people about New Plains Press every time you use new media. Also get some cards, and when you meet someone (though most writers are shy, they say) hand them a card and be proud of calling yourself a writer.
Our very first author was Emily Elizabeth Schulten who lives and teaches in the Keys. The first book will always be special to New Plains Press. Order just below.
A great start for New Plains Press was the poetry collection by Emily Elizabeth Schulten. Order your copy today to help us celebrate more than 10 years as a press. Not available in Alabama.
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