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English+Welsh Launches Independent Publishing Platform
Oct 25, 2011 (04:10 PM EDT)
Authors Keep 100% of Rights and Royalties
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- English+Welsh (E+W), a promising new innovator in the field of publishing, today announced a new way for authors to release their stories to a worldwide market.
Staffed by a stable of some of the most creative and talented young professionals in the industry, E+W is an independent publishing platform that provides the custom and quality work of a New York publishing house, while still allowing authors to keep 100% of their rights and 100% of their royalties.
E+W's goal is not to throw their hat in the ring and be another self publishing platform – like Lulu or CreateSpace – or even a traditional publisher like Random House or Harper Collins. Rather, E+W seeks to be a mix breed of the two: combining the best aspects of self-publishing and traditional publishing to build a platform that is truly author centric.
The process is simple. Whether writers want to publish in print, digitally, or both, E+W hand picks editors and designers to work with every author throughout the entire process, creating individually tailored solutions for every book. Authors simply pay a flat fee for the custom services and, in return, they keep all of their rights and royalties.
This end-to-end, author focused approach is new in the world of self-publishing.
"Most self-publishing platforms don't take an intuitive, custom approach to each project," E+W says. "They work off templates and pre-packaged solutions so every book feels just like all the rest. It's suburbia for publishing and that becomes boring. There's no way for authors to stand out when everyone's wearing the same dress to the dance. Our goal is to create tailored solutions for self-published authors, allowing them to succeed in a market that's oversaturated. Our platform might not be for everyone, but it will be for everyone who wants to stand out."
While E+W does provide one-off services (such as cover design and copyediting) and claims they'll do anything that's "legal and doesn't involve the splits," their standard is a package called The Oxford: an end-to-end, no haggle, no hidden fee, full line of services for any manuscript under 100,000 words. For only $6,000, authors receive copyediting, proofreading, jacket design, typesetting, eBook conversion and distribution, plus assistance in production, printing, marketing, and publicity.
Media Contact: Megan Byrd, English+Welsh, 615-879-8977, email@example.com
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