Fireborn Publishing Promises...

Fireborn Publishing promises to authors that we will...

1. …be true to the EPIC Code of Conduct for publishers.
2. …pay authors first…always. Owner pay comes out of the budget last. We will not spend money until authors are paid. Period. When the opportunity arises, we will reinvest money in growing the business.
3. …consider all suggestions brought to us seriously, at a monthly meeting between owner staff, whether the suggestions come from authors, editors, or readers.
4. …allow our staff to do what they do best, within their budgets, without micromanagement.
5. …departments support other departments as much as we can. Streamlining the job for everyone lightens the load.
6. …help our authors to promote/market their work to the best of our ability, teach new authors to promote/market themselves, and be available to answer all questions authors have.
7. …write and maintain an ebook for authors, giving answers to commonly-asked questions, and maintain active communication between authors and contacts in the individual departments.
8. ...Maintain PDF copies of royalty reports and book copies online, so authors can download their copies, in perpetuity.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New contracts out with authors!

Our early adopter authors are getting their books (some of them reprints and some new releases) in to the submission queue, and we're setting the schedule. First up will be Lisa Worrall's BY DESIGN. I'll share more titles as they are signed.

Remember, authors new to Fireborn can start submitting on Saturday the 23rd of August! Be sure to read the submissions information on the site.

New banners!

Unfortunately, Blogger saves them as JPG, so you can't see how really gorgeous they are! But if you visit the FAQ page on the site, you'll get to see them in their full glory.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Why not try some free reads while you wait for the next book in the soft launch?

Since Fireborn Publishing needs to build up our catalog a bit during the soft launch, we've put some of Brenna Lyons's self-published works and free reads up there. In the sake of fairness, we haven't added the free reads that are attached to a series for sale somewhere else, but we've put up all the rest, I believe. 

Also, we've invited authors submitting to us to give us their free reads to post and spotlight as well. It's a good way to get to know our authors and their work without risk to the reader. Remember that these are not technically Fireborn books, but we encourage our authors to build their audience however we can, and that includes helping them distribute their free reads, when we can.

If you want to check out the site, visit it at this link, and click for the sale site on the front page.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

We've officially launched!

UPDATE: Our sale site is FULLY FUNCTIONAL (as far as we know...fingers crossed that we don't find errors we haven't caught yet!). We have launched!

We're still working on the site, so you'll see changes coming through.

1. We've fixed the zero balance issue we were having. You can now check out with a zero balance.

2. We put up the gift certificates and tested the system, including sending GC money to another person. It's a very different system than I've used before, but it works beautifully. When you buy GC money for someone else, it will appear in your total within 24 hours. You can then choose ANY amount of that total to send to another person.

3. We haven't tested it yet, but we've added a "save for later" feature to the cart system.

4. The pre-fab information pages that come with the store system are not working correctly, so I added all the information about terms and conditions and such to the FAQ page we've built.

5. We're working with Amazon to add Checkout by Amazon as a feature on our site, for people who absolutely hate using PayPal. We may add a third option as well, but we want to start with those two right now.