Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Crimson Tree Publishing FREE BOOKS, Giveaway & Interview

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The owners of Clean Teen Publishing founded their Crimson Tree Publishing imprint in 2013. Created to host their non-teen fiction titles, they signed their first author—Jon Messenger and his Brink of Distinction Series. Today, they have ten authors and more than twenty titles in circulation or pending release. Some of their most recent titles include the Kindling Flames Series by Julie Wetzel, The Bionics Series by Alicia Michaels, and Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez.
In keeping with Clean Teen Publishing’s motto: “Because you deserve to know what you are reading,” Crimson Tree Publishing adopted the same full disclosure system, with the exception of the rating tree. A full content disclosure for every Crimson Tree Publishing title can be found on the company’s website. This details out exactly what kind of language, romance, drug use, and violence is in every book, giving readers the information necessary to choose a book based on their personal preference. If readers prefer a book with little violence but lots of romance, they can now read the disclosure and know if the book is for them before they get halfway through a brutal battle scene that turns their stomach. Crimson Tree Publishing believes in empowering their readers so they can easily find books they will enjoy the most.

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Readers can find fresh fiction in a broad range of genres at Crimson Tree Publishing including: science fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, fantasy, dystopian, and more. For a complete list of authors and titles, visit their website at: www.crimsontreepublishing.com.
Crimson Tree Publishing is a great place for authors as well. Founded by owners who have experience in the Indie publishing world, they are dedicated to fostering new up-and-coming authors and guiding them along their publishing journey. They are known by their authors to be very involved and hands-on in order to give them the guidance and tools needed to establish their writing careers. Authors interested in submission information for either Crimson Tree Publishing or Clean Teen Publishing can find the full submissions guidelines on their website at: http://www.crimsontreepublishing.com/submissions.

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Be sure to check out all of the FREE ebooks that Crimson Tree Publishing has to offer!

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Rebecca Gober
Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Gober has thirteen years experience in upper level management, sales, marketing, and business relations. She has a history of finding ways to market outside the box and a passion for social media marketing and customer relations. She’s not afraid to take risks and doesn’t believe in the word impossible. Since entering the publishing world in 2011, Rebecca has co-authored seven young adult novels and has since gone on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Rebecca is continually working hard to make new strides in the Indie publishing world.

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Courtney Nuckels
Chief Operating Officer
Courtney Nuckels graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She went on to teach Middle School where she found her love for the Young Adult genre. Courtney is a perfectionist who loves to work behind the scenes in formatting and web design. She believes that the interior formatting of a book should shine as much as the exterior does. Since entering the publishing world in 2011, Courtney has co-authored seven young adult novels and has since gone on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Courtney is committed to making her mark in the Indie publishing world.

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Marya Heiman
Chief Creative Officer
Marya Heiman has ten years of experience in customer relations and creative design. In 2011, Marya entered the publishing world when a friend asked for her help in designing their book cover. Soon, she found that she had a knack for image manipulation and an eye for bringing multiple elements together to create a visually stunning cover. Marya decided to do what she loved and began freelancing as a cover designer, and later went on to open Clean Teen Publishing. Marya was recently honored with a RONE Award for one of her covers and has received numerous other accolades for her gorgeous designs. Marya believes that people do judge a book by its cover and she’s determined to make the Indie publishing world a more beautiful place, one cover at a time.


Interview

When did you first realize you wanted to open a publishing company?
Rebecca, Marya and I (Courtney) successfully opened Clean Teen Publishing in February of 2013.  We loved publishing all things YA but found there were many limitations in only publishing YA.  We had several authors who had written books that would not qualify as young adult novels.  The books were fantastic and we wanted nothing more than to help our authors get them out to market.  So that's when we opened up Crimson Tree Publishing in an effort to tap into the adult publishing market. 

What elements must a book have in order to be considered for publication?
Books must be well written first and foremost.  Each book must be unique in its likeness and offer the reader a new and unique experience.  We don't publish short stories so ideally the word count should be over 50k.  While we do accept previously published works from time to time we do require a book in the series that has not been published prior to be included in the submission.

What’s the hardest part of being a publisher?
Being a publisher takes a lot of sacrifice and effort to be done well.  Organization is a must!  Our least favorite part of our job is denying submissions.  We know that each manuscript that comes across our desk has taken somebody out there time and effort to write.  We hate telling people that the manuscript is not what we're looking for but we hope that people understand we cannot possibly take each and every book we receive.  In fact we can only take on a small fraction of what comes across our desk.  Even if we have to say no to a manuscript we hope that doesn't encourage authors from following their dreams and to keep writing.

If you had one wish for Crimson Tree Publishing, what would it be?
I want people around the world to know about Crimson Tree Publishing.  It is our hope that our disclosure system gets a lot of attention!  Readers should be able to know the content of their books prior to reading.  For me, I love romance and a book without romance isn't very appealing to me.  I also don't like a lot of language in my books; it takes my focus away from what I'm reading.  With that in mind I can see ahead of time if a book is going to be a good fit for me or not by looking at our five-point disclosure system.

Is there anything you know now that you wish you had known before publishing your first book?
Our business is constantly evolving and growing and there is always something new to learn. The market never stays the same so a lot of research goes into making sure we stay ahead of the game. However, I don't think there is anything I would tell my former self if I could go back in time.  We were very organized when we came into this and knew what to expect.  All three of us have always been hard workers and that will never change!

How many titles do Crimson Tree Publishing currently have available?

As of now we have 10 Crimson Tree authors and a collection of 25 books.


Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A bookmark swag pack, winner’s choice of any Crimson Tree Publishing eBook, and a $15 Amazon gift card.
Giveaway is International.
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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting! I love to read!

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  2. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway.

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  3. looks awesome! thanks for sharing

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  4. except zee fact zat both have initials CTP is cute but confusing.

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  5. Love the interview, thank you!!!

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  6. thanks for the chance!

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