A couple of years ago, after many wonderful comments from publishing houses about my books, but no contracts, I made the decision to publish my own books. That venture into the publishing world has been successful for me. I then realised that because of my background in graphic art and marketing, I have skills other writers don't have if they want to publish and market their books. With that in mind, Lou and I have decided to throw our hat into the publishing arena. There are so many good stories out there and so few opportunities that we decided to put our skills to work to help other writers achieve their dream. We have set up Morris Publishing Australia to do this. We won't be able to take too many to start, as it will be just me editing and setting up the books at first, and I still have to get my own books out. But I do have the services of another experienced editor and a publicist to help me. They will be hired as and when we need them, on a contract basis. We have decided to publish five books from other writers in 2012.
The books will be published through Lightning Source Australia, and distributed in Australia through Dennis Jones and Associates. They will also be available on many on-line stores. There will be the option to sell into other countries. We will handle all the marketing and publicity, with the usual input needed from the author for appearances etc. Morris Publishing Australia will handle all cover design and setup for printing, and develop a marketing campaign for the book, all at no cost to the author. So, if you have tried the usual avenues and have decided to look for an alternative, enter our contest and see where that leads. Good luck.