We are here for the author who might be a little too controversial for traditional publishers: the Christian horror writer. What? Surely you jest; not the norm autobiographies, and poetry too.
If you don't have time to self-publish, I'm your Ink girl. Of course, you do edit, right?
We (me, myself and I) would love to help those who like to say, "I've always wanted to write a book. So many ideas in my head, but I don't know where to start." Let me help.
Mission Statement: Our desire is to help new writers become published writers. Whether it’s publishing for family and friends, or a slightly bigger audience, it’s AI’s goal to show each writer how to begin this journey, stay on course and finish well. We’ll coach them on how to begin the writing process: then from self-editing to finding an editor. Submitting their polished manuscripts to AI or other publishers is the next step. Our focus is to be there every step of the way.
Company Goals and Objectives: AI’s goal is to create a family friendly company: Each author is treated like a good friend who share the same passions, learning to work together toward a common goal even if we might not see eye to eye 100 percent of the time. Keeping the cost of publishing down is our objective. Therefore, we publish with CreateSpace and Kindle, so there is no overhead.
Business Philosophy: We want to work with writers who can’t seem to find a fit for their manuscripts; book might be slightly controversial, different, or submissions may have been living on the slush pile because the author had no reputation/clout yet, or submitted their work to the wrong publisher. AI will publish all genres, especially speculative fiction, poetry collections, short/flash fiction stories and cookbooks because these are a hard sell to traditional publishers. We want to resurrect the Slush Pile.
Best advice for writers (you can't do without these)
1. Attend writers' conferences
2. Join a writers' critique group
3. Get your work professionally edited
4. Get your work professionally proofread
5. Take advice from pro editors
6. Take advice from pro proofreaders
7. Network with other authors
8. Create your platform (social networks, use them: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, etc.)
9. Read our book The Self-ish Writer
What our authors are saying about Alten Ink: