The publishing industry has been transformed by the digital publishing shift, most notably the transition from printed to digital forms of media. Today most publishers have moved from printed publications and physical distribution to a hybrid or fully digital business model.
As the digital publishing industry continues to evolve, everything about books and publishing is changing. Fast. Hard to know where the industry is going to end up. One thing though, people remain hungry for stories.
That’s why we created the Stark Raving Group, a unique e-book, and more, publishing company focusing on mysteries, crime fiction, action/adventure, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, horror, women’s literature, romance and celebrity non-fiction. As you will see, we are truly the next generation publishing company.
We will publish celebrated NY Times Bestselling authors along with an up and coming group of authors with stunning literary ability. Our commitment to quality at every stage of our books begins with our cover illustrations. We have purposely scoured the planet in search of the finest illustrators, painters and graphic artists to provide covers for our novellas that literally attack your visual senses. Our cover illustrations jump off the page and demand that you look inside our books. Our illustrators come from Chile to New Zealand, and from New York to Los Angeles. We are constantly adding the most coveted illustrators in the world to our roster of cover artists.
Each of our books is geared to be quick read novellas, 25,000 to 35,000 words or so (around 70 to 120 pages) and will retail for $2.99. Never higher. We intend to publish one book a month in our first year, two books a month in our second year and one book a week in our third year and thereafter.
As has been written about in various venues, this e-book era has ushered in a new pulp renaissance, pulp 2.0 if you will, in taut, terse, plot-driven, witty, sensuous, sexy, action-packed character-centric writing harkening back to the days of the ‘30s pulps and the paperback adventure fiction of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Through our distribution arrangement with Consortium Book Sales and Distribution (Perseus Books), our books will be available for every eRreader as well as distributed through e-book wholesalers primarily serving the library market. You will also be able to purchase our books through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
But perhaps best of all, our books will be available by subscription through our own sales and distribution portal, Bookxy.
We understand that by not communicating with our customers via social, mobile and email, we will not reach them where they live, work and play. To that end, we’ll be utilizing a slate of new technologies that haven’t been applied in book publishing.
It is our intent to satisfy the cravings of our customers who absolutely love to read, but may not have the time, may not have the focus, may not have the attention span, may have too many choices, and may not have the money. Wait…..is that you? Then welcome to the Stark Raving Press. We've got what you need.