I consider myself to be an independent author, which means not only am I responsible for writing the books, I also need to ensure their quality in terms of editing, cover design and layout, as well as marketing them to the right readers who would enjoy my stories. In other words, pretty much everything that a traditional publisher would have done for me (and then some) had I decided to try that route.
Therefor, it’s only fair that I make all my hard work official and set myself up as a publishing imprint.
So, with lots of fanfare, drum rolls and flag waving, I’d like to officially announce the name of my publishing imprint: Strawberry Moon Press.
Those of you who read last week’s post about full moon names will know where the inspiration for this name came from. The logo design was done by the incredibly talented Tallulah from Covers by Tallulah, and I just love it. I’m still deciding whether or not I want to create a web presence for the imprint – I might get round to a Facebook page at some point, but it’s not high on my list of priorities right now (finishing the book is!).
What does that mean for you as the reader? Just that you’ll see all my stories published from now on under one publisher’s name, rather than whichever distributor I’m using to push them to all the online e-book stores. Does it affect you? Nope! But I hope it will contribute to the professional image I’m trying to convey and stress how important I take the quality of my work.
Do you agree that a publishing imprint looks more professional for independently published books? Do you take notice of indie book publishers? What do you think of my chosen name and the logo?