Jolly Fish Press on a Writing Cruise

I am so excited to be joining you all at the Cruising Writers writing cruise in October! I will be representing Jolly Fish Press, a publishing house based in Provo, Utah, which publishes trade fiction and select non-fiction books in the national and international market.

This is an exciting time to be a writer! Not only are eBook vendors, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and many others making it easier than ever to reach both broad and niche markets, the growth of small publishers and resurgence of independent bookstores are providing authors with a wider variety of options than ever before. More and more each year, it is becoming easier for writers to find just the right solution for their books and their work style.

Benefits of Small Publishers

The recent rise in small publishers is particularly important for writers pursuing a more traditional publishing model. First, many small publishers do not require an agent like larger publishers often do. Second, small publishers provide a more one-on-one experience—in fact, at Jolly Fish, we work hard to make our organization transparent so writers can learn about our editors and tailor their query for the editor who will be the right fit. Finally, precisely because small publishers can't put out the sheer volume of titles that larger publishers do, small publishers are more motivated to making each title as good as it possibly can be.

I cherish the atmosphere and culture of small publishers—especially the relationship I develop with each of my authors. I am excited to see what the future has in store for us and for the writers we serve. And I can't wait to meet all of you this fall on the writing cruise!

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