More About YTP #newpublisher #submissions Accepted


It's been a while...
Too long...

...and I decided to Google us. For the most part, not much said. I will state the main reason people stay away from us to intern or to publish...

We are new.
They *assume* we hire from Fiverr (we do not).
I have a husband in prison (do they even know if we are still together 3 years later?)
I want to assist human beings (inmates) that many others have given up on (more on this in another post). How do you become something when most tell you that you are nothing?
I personally write some controversial genres.

Here's the thing:
--I have a full time job, just like many others.
--I recently suffered serious family deaths, just like many others.
--I recently got a promotion at work, just like many others.
--I have dreams, just like many others. Does it matter that I want to see the world as a better place? That I want to one day work from home for myself (I already have a full time management job in logistics that is a virtual position) running YTP and writing my own books? You see? It's not that I don't want to go to work -- I already WFH for a wonderful global company.


--I have a favorite glass that I drink my orange juice in, a favorite coffee cup...

--I am human!

Yes. We are new.
Yes. There will be mistakes.
No. I am not perfect.
Yes. I have made mistakes.
Yes. I have learned from each mistake.

I hope this clears the air some for YTP and our goals -- as well as our start up imperfections. We want each reader and each author to be a person, not a number.

Get to know us.

#WritingCommunity #Interns Needed #Publisher #SocialMedia #Marketing #Promo

 

 

#writingcommunity  
  We don't want #authors to feel like they're just a number. We want a #family of authors and #staff

#SocialMedia #Marketing Interns--
Do you love engaging others on a variety of social media platforms? Are you able to easily create 140 character descriptive and fun tweets for twitter that audiences love to engage? Do you judge the marketing of facebook ads? Scroll through Instagram and TikTok thinking of how you would have marketed something differently? Join our team as an intern and show us (and our readers) you talent. YTP is always happy to answer any questions about this prior to submitting a formal query for internship.
...& more - tell us what you can #intern as!
 
NOTE: We are looking for ONE intern to cover our social media accounts -- all other interns must share from YTP's media onto their own and have an established following.

Intern positions are not paid. We will be hiring from our intern pool. 

Apply to YardTimePublishing@gmail.com 
Subject Line: Yard Time Publishing Intern

#WritingCommunity #Interns Needed #Publisher #GraphicDesigner #Illustrator

 

#writingcommunity  
#YardTimePublishing has been looking into becoming a small #publisher in the Phoenix, AZ area. Would you like to help make that happen? We don't want #authors to feel like they're just a number. We want a #family of authors and #staff
 
We are looking to add several talented individuals to our design team as interns. Internships are for 6 to 12 months. Please feel free to ask any questions before applying - YTP is always happy to assist you on you journey.
 
1) Graphic Designer
Do you love digital design? We have an opening for a couple talented interns to dive into book cover creating, banner and social media image creation, marketing collages and much more. Do your designs stand out? Are you able to think outside of the box and draw attention to your designs? Drop us a line, we would love to tell you more.
 
2) Illustrator
Do you enjoy drawing? Do you have a love for children's books? We have an opening for an illustrator internship. This is virtual and has a flex schedule. 


Intern positions are not paid. We will be hiring from our intern pool. 

Apply to YardTimePublishing@gmail.com 
Subject Line: Yard Time Publishing Intern

Yard Time Publishing Q&A #WritingCommunity




--Are you a vanity press?

No, we are not. We do not have any charges for the author if publishing with us, other than normal royalty and retailer fees.

--Do you care about the quality of the writing and the quality of the story, or will you cater to the "social flavor of the month"?

We would love beautifully written stories. However, if there is a great story, we are more than willing to edit, edit, and edit some more. Our goal is most all genres, so there will be no one topic/genre, other than for possible anthologies that we round up writers for.

--I didn't exactly mean how correct the writing was, I mean how beautiful it was.

A beautiful story will always draw in a reader. We absolutely want those

--Will you publish something controversial or play it safe?

If it's a good story, we want it - controversial or not. Readers always have the option to buy or scroll past.

--Tell me your marketing strategy for my book, as in what will you do for me I cannot or cannot afford to do for myself. Will you market my book?

As with ALL publishers, you are expected to promote. As a new company, it will take us time to get exposure and trust. However, from the beginning, we have already placed several people in our marketing areas (who have a combined reach of over 9 million on various social networks). We will be marketing cover reveals, interviews, meet and greets, guest blogs, giveaways, and so much more.

--Will my book be in bookstores, or do you focus on e-books?

It is a process, however - we have in the works to place our authors in print - and not only in print, but library availability will eventually be an option as well as a subscription box service for YTP readers to subscribe and get various authors delivered to them to try each month (along with swag or other bookish items). Also in the works is an actual bookstore, brick and mortar, where books will be available in print (with a library section so that they can even be checked out - no that wouldn't make money on the library end, but it gains trust and readers). Your books will also eventually appear in public, prison and school (if your book is appropriate) libraries.

 

--What is your marketing strategy?

We plan to, as all other publishers also do, have the authors promote their work and be active in promotional opportunities we send their way. We have a marketing area that will set up as much as they can to help as well as send out newsletters and press releases. They will also be available to coach the authors on marketing. In addition, we are on numerous social media platforms and working with book bloggers to get your books seen.

--I believe I would check quality of previous publications (content but actual physical copy as well- would indicate quality in associates, meaning cover designer, editor, printing), how well the previous books have sold (maybe as an indication of marketing strategies - although to be fair this may not reflect actual capabilities of publishing house) and accessibility (bookstores, ebooks etc). And of course, contract terms (copyrights, fees, royalties etc)

As a brand-new company, unfortunately we have no numbers to share. And to be honest, I've been involved with publishing for twelve years, and sometimes no matter what is done, marketing can just fail no matter how well it's done, especially at times when money is being closely watched rather than spent (which is a reason we plan to also offer subscription boxes - a book or two each month for subscribers in addition to swag or some other bookish items - sometimes it's the extra that ends up helping in the long run).

--I'm confused... if you aren't a vanity press, why are you catering to authors? Won't you have more than you want asking for you to publish them?

I feel if we don't work with authors respectfully, it's a no-win situation. I've spoken to many authors unhappy that they are just a number to their publisher. We don't want that. We don't want that being new and we don't want that in ten years. We want to be the publisher that takes a bit more time with our staff and signed authors. I can't see treating anyone like they don't matter. Writing a book is hard. Marketing is harder. We need to be a solid team, and in my experience, you get what you give.

--How do you decide to publish a book or not?

We have an acquisitions area, just like most other publishing companies. We have a manager and assistant and then plan to take on two qualified interns that will report to the managers. The submissions won't necessarily be judged on grammar and perfection (so long as the author is willing to work as hard as we are to fix it) so much as we want a solid story. Tell us a beautiful story and we'll help you fix it.

--Will the books be available through the major wholesalers?

Yes, so long as the content is accepted (some distributors have their own rules that we must follow). It will be a process and we'll need to start stocking up a library and such of authors and great books. Since I am in the Phoenix area, I will try to keep printing local (if it can be done at a good cost) and much of the distribution I will handle from the office personally, so I know exactly what is going on. Of course, if we grow beyond what I can manage, I'll hire additional help or go with a full-scale distributor. I also have a distributor that works with schools and book fairs willing to promote and host our age-appropriate products.

--How connected they are in the industry?

I've been a published writer under several pen names for over twelve years (though my stuff won't be coming over to my company). The social marketing staff we have, most have had accounts at least eight years, with a combined reach of over 9 million. Now, do numbers actually help? Not usually. They're nice to have, show visits and clicks, etc - but, in the end - 9 million is only great if you can get all 9 million to buy.



We have plans to be at libraries, host author events and signings, be in ebook and eventually print, and have subscription boxes. Again, we can't guarantee reviews and we can't guarantee a certain number will review or agree to host a tour stop. However, the more positives we bring, the more the word will spread.

 


#WritingCommunity - Why We Use a Blog, Why Our Contract Term is 5 Years, Why we Staff Interns --

 




My normal job is in logistics and I think everything out in Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen. When I went in with my business plan (supposed to be 5 years) I provided them with 15 years.

 

We have hired, paid staff that I feel are excellent. We are choosing to use some interns in order to hire and develop the best.

 

Our manuscripts go through 3 rounds of edits, each with a fresh editor. I haven't seen one publisher that does that as of yet. Plus at least 2 additional rounds of proofreading.

 

We, as most every other publisher for legal reasons, do not explain the amount of promotion that we do and most ask for a marketing plan from the author prior to offering a contract to see if the author will properly market the book they sign. We already have a marketing team in place. We make no promises as some will be wanted and seen out of the gate, while others will take more time. Some promotions: Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Press Releases, LinkedIn, Book Reviews, Cover Reveals.

 

The 5 year contract is with hopes that we, at least, get our initial investment back. Book covers are $200 to $1200 each. Editing is $500 to $3000 depending on length. The lowest price I've seen on a proofreader is $100. We don't plan on going anywhere and hope that once the 5 year contract is close to expiration, that all of our authors wish to re-sign with us (shorter term for round 2). If, for any reason the company were to dissolve - authors do get all rights back, a cover and promotional graphics we have picked up cost on, as well as a fully edited manuscript.

 

As for the blog, it was a personal decision as they are very easy to use, design, and update/sort. I work 70 hour weeks (2pm to anywhere from 3am to 6am plus drive time 6 days a week). I would rather have something I enjoy looking at over many of the bland websites I see and have difficulty finding what I am looking for on. Also, this is additional money invested into YTP authors over a website that doesn't promise a book sale.


Have other questions? We would love to answer them for you. Please email: yardtimepublishing@gmail.com 


#BetaReader - Content Development #Internship Open - #WritingCommunity

 



YTP is a new publisher looking to not only join current market trends, but also to create new ones. We want readers to come to us knowing they will find their new favorite author.

 

If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, keep reading.

 

Our internships are unpaid; however, we will be filling paid staff openings from the interns working with us. We invite you to grow with us.

 

Have you ever read a book and wished the author would have given more details on a certain part? Or wished you knew more about a certain character's back story? Well, this may be your dream internship!


As a beta reader/content developer, you will have the unique opportunity to be involved in "where the reader wants more" in a story. All of our interns will have opportunities to be first look, second look, and final look. Want to know more? Email us: yardtimepublishing@gmail.com


#Editors Wanted - #Internship #WritingCommunity


YTP is a new publisher looking to not only join current market trends, but also to create new ones. We want readers to come to us knowing they will find their new favorite author.

 

If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, keep reading.

 

Our internships are unpaid; however, we will be filling paid staff openings from the interns working with us. We invite you to grow with us.

 

Each of our signed books will go through three rounds of editing. All of our interns will have opportunities to be first look, second look, and final look. Want to know more? Email us: yardtimepublishing@gmail.com


#MSWL from our Editors at #YardTimePublishing #Submissions

 



Have a question on submissions? See HERE


WISHLIST: Denise (acquisitions manager)

 Anthology Calls:

1) Cozy Mystery - Inquiries end December 15, 2021 - Submissions must be in by March 15,2022 - 10k-25k length

2) Voodoo/Bayou Lore/New Orleans - Inquiries end January 15, 2022 - Submissions must be in by July 20, 2022 - 10k-25k length


NEW: Slatterpunk, Horror, Psychological Thriller

Netflix's "You" has me craving more.

 

1) Breaking Bad meets Shameless meets John Wick meets Hightown. I want gritty, I want messy, I want dirty….

2) Heart wrenching – yes! Make me cry. While happy endings are preferred, they are not mandatory and real life isn’t full of happy endings. So hit me with your best “grab your tissue box and blanket and ugly cry” books both with and without happy endings.

3) Series – good grief am I a series girl. I hate saying goodbye to characters. Bring me your best series that go on an on.

4) Voodoo, Bayou lore, New Orleans – now be careful here - magic and so on is tricky. So, this is a hard one that I am very picky on. Don’t send me a duplication of The Originals.

5) LGBT – stand-alone or series

6) Own Voices


Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Michaela (editor)

#YA: #fantasy that transports the reader to a world co-existing next to ours with characters who will become part of your family.

 

Literary Fiction: profound works that will make the reader rethink their beliefs or an eye opener to the reality of lives behind hidden doors.

 Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Audrey (editor)

Historical Fiction -- Romance -- Action and Adventure -- Classics -- Fantasy -- Literary Fiction -- Biography/ Autobiography -- Women's Fiction -- Humor -- Poetry

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Jane (editor)

Suspense/thriller - Mystery - Romance - Classics - Action and Adventure - Children’s Literature

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Kellyn (editor)

Comedy - Narrative Memoir - Literary Fiction - Middle Grade - Historical Fiction - Fantasy

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Alyssa (editor)

YA - Fantasy - LGBTQ+ Fiction - Philosophical Fiction - Women's Fiction - Romance - Dystopian (ESPECIALLY Feminist Dystopian!)

Open to stand alone or series

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com


WISHLIST: Decha (editor)

Narrative nonfiction - Memoir - Essay Collection - Historical fiction - Contemporary Fiction - Young Adult - True Crime - Women’s Literature - Children’s Literature

Romance: especially contemporary, historical, or paranormal romance. I’m a sucker for love triangles, enemies to lovers, and forbidden love)

Open to stand alone or series.

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com



WISHLIST: Ashleigh (editor)

YA: Contemporary, Fantasy, and Mystery

Fiction: Historical, Romance, and Fantasy

Stories that hold whimsy and a sense of timelessness are a favorite of mine. Breaking the conventional rules of magic or politics always catches my eye. And I am always a sucker for the "Found Family Trope". I'm looking for characters who are multidimensional; each have their own voice, choices, and paths in life.

Email: ytpacquisitions@gmail.com

#YardTimePublishing #MeetAndGreet #WritingCommunity - 07.08 #JoinUs

 


 

 We would love for you to join us tomorrow for a meet and greet google meet. It will start at 3pm AZ time. Availability is until 5:30pm, but it may not run that long, so be sure to get in early. You may email us to have the code sent to you via email or watch out Twitter and Facebook page for the code.

#WritingCommunity #Interns Needed #Publisher Launch 2021 #Acquisitions #Assistant

 


#writingcommunity 

#YardTimePublishing has been looking into becoming a small #publisher in the Phoenix, AZ area. Would you like to help make that happen? We don't want #authors to feel like they're just a number. We want a #family of authors and #staff

#YardTimePublishing launch 2021 

#Intern positions available for: #AcquisitionsAssistant

Do you love a good story? Do you have a wish list that you wish someone would write? Can you spot and politely point out gaps in story line and ways to improve for resubmission? Our goal is to assist authors with a great idea perfect their stories and help them publish.



Intern positions are not paid. We will be hiring from our intern pool. 

Apply to YardTimePublishing@gmail.com 
Subject Line: Yard Time Publishing Intern

 

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