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 […]

Hazards of book design

Going into these things, you never think about the potential job hazards of doing book design. For instance, after awhile, the words “Dear Michael” stop making actual sense, and start just being loops and whorls and lines. Especially when you’re scanning them in 500 different handwriting fonts. I’m presently finishing up the book design for […]