Archive for March, 2008

Full Speed Ahead!

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Well, here we go.  This is my first blog so please bear with me 🙂  The purpose of this blog is to keep you all updated to the happenings of Aspiring Arts.  We’ll give the details on all of our backend processes for signing authors, book production, titles in the works and all!  I hope you enjoy it and learn something about the publishing business in the process.

 So we have a few things going on now.  I have created the website (of course) and loaded the cover to the new title coming out in June, “The Basics of Money: Tips for the Individual and Young Couples”.  This is a non-fiction title aimed at helping folks get a hold of their personal finances and plan for the future.  Our cover designer is the BOMB! She came back with this cover in less than 48 hours… We got our ISBNs assigned and the barcode image made.  We can’t file for our CIP (Catalog in Publication) # or the copyrights until I have a final page count. The author is on the last 2 chapters and we’ve started on editing the first sections already.  We are under the gun for this release and really trying to stick to the June release date.  We’ve began reaching out to some groups that I can’t mention just yet because I don’t want to damage our courting of them. But I will say that if this goes thru, we’ll be able to reach a great number of folks and the revenue made will get those new titles out just that much quicker!

Ok, the business side has been taken care of; we have the business address established, IRS business handled, banking, toll free # and all have been done.  We are open for business! After this title, we are working on a title for a fall release, “From Mack to Marriage”, and we have determined that we need all submissions for our holiday release by the end of June in order to finalize contracts, editing and all.  The holiday release is our annual anthology to showcase new authors.  The anthology is titled “Small Talk”.  This holiday’s book is titled “Small Talk: For the Love of It”.  Now, we’re working with a PR team to help get the word out and submissions in.

Well, that’s it for now.  I’ll try to get back in here and update you every week.  If something big happens, I’ll be on before Sunday!  Enjoy the week, stay blessed and be easy!