Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Official Launch for Magpie Eclectic Press!!!! :D

Hello Friends,

I'm blogging today to tell you that, yes, everything is official as of this moment.

Yesterday was the launch of the official website for Magpie Eclectic Press. :)  That means that we are now OFFICIALLY up and ready for business. :D

Here is the new website:  www.magpie-eclectic-press.com 

Check it out!!!! *does a happy dance*

I would also encourage you to check out the Magpie Eclectic Press blog here:  http://magpie-eclectic-press.blogspot.com/

The blog is going to be the main place people can go for updates and information.  The site itself will be updated periodically, but the blog will be the place where most everything that's going on at the press will be kept updated.

Also, I encourage you all to like us on Facebook. ^_^

http://www.facebook.com/MagpieEclecticPress

Besides the blog, our facebook page will also be a great source of updated information on what's going on within the press and (hopefully) the publishing world.

I'm so excited.  Today I've been half studying and half going through submissions... I've had a few already.  So far I've found one short story that I'm most definitely interested in, possibly for a future anthology, and I've gone over a few novels.  Haven't found a novel submission yet that I'm particularly interested in, but it's still very very early in the business.  I'm going to keep look, and I know that the right books are out there for this company... God knows what's in store for Magpie Eclectic, and he has the right books in mind for this company as well.  I cannot wait to see how far this can go. ^_^

12 comments:

Eldra said...

Wow! Congrats on getting Magpie Eclectic up and running! Somehow I've completely missed the fact that you were getting this thing together. *shameface* No idea how I missed that...

I am curious: will you be needing other editors? If so, approximately when?

Jessica said...

Congratulations!!!! WOW THAT IS JUST AMAZING!!! I am sooooooooo happy for you!!!! *throws confetti in the air*

Can I ask one question out of curiosity? Who is your printer? I am just fascinated by people who launch their own presses *stuffs personal dreams in bottom of bag* *ahem* but I always wonder who they use as their printer! Thank you so much!!!!!!

Jessica

Philip Nelson said...

Very cool. :) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

I wish you much success.
:)

Anonymous said...

Since the authors are expected to have a platform as well as help in promoting their books, perhaps there should be a section on the Magpie Eclectic Press website about:

1. How to create a blog and websites where you can make a blog for free.
2. How to make the most of social media.
3. Links to Writing forums and websites the authors should be a part of, like: Absolute Write forum, Kindle Boards, Goodreads, etc.

God bless you. :)

YaashaMoriah said...

Congratulations! I know that this took a lot of work, and many years of dreaming and studying and praying. It's heartening that you already have submissions--I hope you find one that is particularly worthy of its (and Magpie's) maiden voyage.

Star-Dreamer said...

Jessica: the printer is Snowfall Press. I did a lot of research about possible options before I decided on Snowfall... one of my options is actually only an hour away from me, but according to what I could find out, they didn't print a minimum of 1 book at a time, which is something that would definitely be essential.

Snowfall is a Christian printing company. They actually print for several well known publishers, including MLP. They don't provide their customers with ISBN numbers, which is fine since I will be purchasing ISBN numbers through the bowker site. They are, however, known for their promptness and quality, and the fact that they have christian morals makes me feel even more comfortable with their services. :)

Star-Dreamer said...

Anon: That is a very good idea, and something I will probably be working on for the site blog. :D I will designate a page on the blog for the how-to's etc... it may take some time to get it all set up, but hopefully within the next month. ^_^

Eldra: currently I'm looking to hire out to other editors, but I'm hoping I will eventually be able to grow the in-company staff and gain some permanent editors here as well. :) I don't know when, for sure, I will be able to do that though... it may take a while before the company is comfortably standing well enough that I can look to hire on more staff. :) I will definitely keep everyone updated.

Thank you everyone for the good wishes! I'm hoping this bird will take of and soar!

Eldra said...

Ah, I see. Well, if you ever have an opening, I'm definitely interested in becoming an editor, so I just thought I would ask. :) I can't wait to see what Magpie Eclectic Press will have to offer.

Jessica said...

Thank you so much for sharing Nichole!!!! I really appreciate it and what you are doing sounds absolutely amazing! Keep up the great work and I hope wonderful success comes to you!!!

Jessica

Nathan R. Petrie said...

Any updates?

Star-Dreamer said...

Updates are coming! I just haven't had a chance yet to get them all organized in a "blog post" type format. lol! :) Hopefully soon.