Burning Book Press

It’s my very great pleasure to announce the launch of what I hope will be a wonderful literary project. Burning Book Press is an indie press dedicated to intelligent creative writing for grown-up readers who don’t require hand-holding, moral guidance, or limited vocabulary reading matter.

For many years, Aisling Weaver, Wyeth Bailey, Raziel Moore, Ximena Mendez, Will Crimson, T.R. Verten, Michele Bekemeyer, Ruby Kiddell and I have all felt that the erotica genre aimed too low, literarily speaking. We all had a dream of pulling something together to encourage the growth and evolution of our genres and of providing a publishing outlet for writers who crossed boundaries, embraced transgressive themes, and wrote with skill and intelligence.

“Our mission is to offer readers fine literature – the exceptional quality that defines literary fiction – across multiple genres, including Contemporary Fiction, Erotica, Romance, Mystery, Horror , Science Fiction and Fantasy. We publish ebook fiction (novels, novellas and short stories), poetry (anthology-length), and a limited amount of non-fiction (memoir, biography, essay).

Burning Book Press operates with the agility of a small indie e-publisher while seeking to set a high professional standard for editorial quality —  from manuscript acquisition, through editing, production, marketing and distribution. The company is privately held with principals operating in Atlanta and London.”

Please wish us well and please visit the site.

  15 comments for “Burning Book Press

  1. October 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Lol – when Harper Collins was gearing up to launch their new erotica line, they asked for ideas for the imprint title and I suggested “Burning Books”. I was told by the editor “Don’t tempt people”!

    Glad you picked a splendid title 😀

    Wishing you all the best with the imprint too – with you guys at the helm I’m sure it will be wonderful.

    • October 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Oh, thank you so much for the good wishes. I have my fingers crossed, but our edit pens out as well. If we can just engender some debate, that will be good.

  2. Nan
    October 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’m really excited about this. I agree with you about needing an outlet that focuses on more literary erotic fiction and I wish you all the best. Hope I’ll get to publish with you, too.

  3. SL
    October 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Congratulations on the launch and best wishes for your success!

  4. October 9, 2012 at 3:40 am

    Hey wonderful rg! Best of luck with this new venture. It looks good! Couldn’t resist the historical.

  5. B.K. Bilicki
    October 9, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Good luck on the new venture. Hope the ‘included themes’ listed are a subset!

  6. October 9, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    How exciting congratulations!

  7. October 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I wish you and and all the other writers in this venture all success.
    I enjoy erotica, but I enjoy well written works even more.
    I have already downloaded The Erotic Writers joint effort, I look forward to doing the same with yours.

  8. October 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Exceedingly excited about the new press, congratulations! And also: the covers are also just gorgeous. 😀

  9. Robert Besaw
    October 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Congratulations. I look forward to some most excellent output.

  10. October 12, 2012 at 7:42 am

    As a reader, I couldn’t be more thrilled to know you’re at the helm of this publishing venture. As a writer, I’m thrilled for you, and the writers who will have the pleasure of working with you. Best of luck with the venture!

    • October 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      I’m not actually ‘at the helm’ of this. That’ll be Jen Darby and Holland Carney. I couldn’t commit to playing that big a role this year because I’m busy trying to get my degree, but I am one of the editors and I do the design work.

  11. October 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    I have a completed novel that I’ve been trying to figure out where to go with — it doesn’t really fit the current molds. This venture looks like an exciting prospect!

  12. October 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I’ve been editing and ghostwriting a lot lately, and I find it as rewarding as writing. I hope you have the same experience, RG. Your comments on my work have been very helpful over the years, so the writers are lucky to have you on their team. Have fun with it!

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