Terry Burns is having several of his stories and books published through Port Yonder Press, and I get to be one of the editors for him.
Believe me, I’m so excited, I’m fanning my face with splayed fingers, because this Writer’s Guide is my first edit for a major author! But before you start spreading the kudos on too thick (if you had any thought of spreading kudos at all), please know that I’m not the only editor who worked on Terry’s masterpiece. PYP is swimming with talent, and we all work together to put out the best product possible.
Okay, that said, I’m still giddy.
Since PYP is so new, the idea of launching books from such multi-pubbed names as Terry Burns, Eddie Jones, Max Elliot Anderson and Liz Rhodebeck is a big deal–as is the fact that ACFW added us to their list of approved publishers!
Keep in mind that small publishing companies are a viable alternative to the over-worked giants. Just recently, Marcher Lord Press produced a Christy winner (By Darkness Hid, by Jill Williamson) and Max Elliot Anderson’s Lost Island Smugglers (a PYP publication) is being studied for a motion picture. PYP and similar publishers are a terrific launching point for new authors, because we are a traditional press–not a vanity press. Once you’ve published with us, you are still responsible for quite a bit of your marketing, just as you are with larger houses. As you gain experience working this game, you can build up quite a portfolio and enhance your profile.
Other books by Port Yonder Press coming out this year include: