Coming Soon

Coming soon from Candlemark & Gleam: Hickey of the Beast.   Bad dreams? No big deal. After all, Connie Perez is starting her first year in the prep school her mom runs. Anyone would be a little stressed, right? When she starts dreaming about strange creatures and places that don’t make sense, she doesn’t think […]

Now Accepting Submissions

Candlemark & Gleam is now accepting submissions! Have you created a fantastic, engaging new world – something full of wit, charm, adventure, horror, suspense, and excitement? Are you eager to share it with the world? Are you ready for some adventures in publishing? Let us know! We’re always eager to hear from new voices in […]

Erekos Reader Drawing – we have a winner!

Courtesy of the resident Psychic Parrot and his patent-pending random selection process, we have a winner in the Erekos Reader Drawing! We’ve e-mailed Kathryn from Virginia to let her know she’s won. Kathryn, you’ve got a week to let us know where to send your prize! After that, the parrot goes back to the drawing […]

Hickey(s) of the Beast Challenge

We’re gearing up for the release of Hickey of the Beast, a hilarious, creative, absolutely awesome YA fantasy by Isabel Kunkle. In honour of this great story, and tapping into some of the creativity that’s already been unleashed by the book, we’re going to offer a little giveaway for those readers who like to go […]

Preditors & Editors Reader’s Poll Results

You like us! You really like us! This just in: Candlemark & Gleam has taken Top 10 honours in all three categories of the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Poll…and we’re #5 for Publisher! Thank you all SO much for voting for us and cheering us on! This is a great honour, especially for such a […]

Erekos Reader Drawing

In the cold, cold days of winter, following Snowpocalypse II as it’s blanketed a huge swath of the country, we want to give you, our beloved readers, a little something to warm up with. Thus, it is time for the Erekos Reader Drawing! It’s simple. To enter, just buy a copy of Erekos – you […]

Praise for Broken

There’s been an awful lot of praise coming in for Broken, including this from the man known as Smarriveur: I don’t often recommend books. I’ll mention if I’m quite enjoying a series, or blown away by an author. Generally, I’m rereading things these days anyway, and I don’t have much time to do so, so […]

Reader Poll

So…Preditors & Editors is doing its annual Readers Poll, and Candlemark & Gleam and Erekos are up in several categories! Pretty please go vote for us? Candlemark & Gleam is up for Book Publisher. Erekos is up for both SF/F Novel and Cover Art/Novel. Go vote! It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s painless, and you might […]

Doing the Books

It’s official. The very first thing I will do if Candlemark & Gleam ever turns a profit is to hire a bookkeeper. I hate doing the books. I really, really do. I hate tracking sales and inventory, I hate logging expenses, I hate figuring out how to generate clear, concise, comprehensible royalty reports that include information on […]

Publicity as Primary

As we move into a new year, with many exciting book launches planned, I’ve been thinking more and more about marketing and publicity. You see, the hardest part of being a new, niche publisher that specializes in printing not-overly-commercial fiction by first-time authors is that, well, you’re up against a pair of obstacles: You, the […]