That brings us to Platypus, a new imprint for Flogging the Quill, LLC, our micro publishing company.
Our theme is “Unbeaten paths to worthy reads.”
Platypus aims to publish compelling fiction that meets these criteria:
- we love the story
- we see marketability
- doesn’t fit into a genre
We can do this because, unless an author has lots of $$ to invest, we publish through the print-on-demand services of Lightning Source, which also generates worldwide distribution through The Ingram Book Company. They’re partners with Amazon.com, and bookstores order from them.
This model keeps costs for us and the author at a minimum, yet offers a real window into a huge audience.
The author invests his or her manuscript. We invest our editorial, design, and marketing skills, plus a few hundred dollars in costs for such things as ISBN numbers.