“As and author I love to tell stories and get them out to as large an audience as possible. It’s all about sharing and learning while having fun. It is also hard work.”
Why did you become a book publisher? As and author I love to tell stories and get them out to as large an audience as possible. It's all about sharing and learning while having fun. It is also hard work.
What do you like best about publishing? I like the flexibility of using my talented friends to do the cover art and editing of my novels.
What do you publish? thriller, mystery, suspense, historical fiction
What is the most effective form of marketing for your press? I am still learning.
How do you define a successful title? Sales of 4000 has been a target of mine based on what I have researched.
Tell us about one of your titles about which you are especially proud. I launched "Flower Girl: A Burton Family Mystery" this month (March 2015). It begins a new thriller, mystery, historical fiction series. PR: Flower Girl: Gripping New Novel Calls on Father & Daughter Assassins, as Readers Pull Trigger on Cross-Cultural Global Adventure. Masterfully crafted by David Marshall Hunt, ‘Flower Girl’ forms part one of the compelling new ‘Burton Family Mystery’ series, inspired by the author’s passion for melding cultures and legends from dozens of countries around the world. In this first volume, a father and daughter assassin duo defies convention and their own allegiances as they travel from the USA to South Korea for the ‘hit’ of a lifetime. But interests collide, throwing readers into a tumultuous cocktail of love, excitement and near-death.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving success? Reading and digesting the huge amount pf Internet and printed material available on why to independently publish versus traditional publishing. A mix of both is probably best; however, this is difficult to attain.
What advice do you have for newcomers to book publishing? It takes time to build a mailing list; it takes time to edit and produce a quality product.
How will you and your company be positioned in five years? The target is 1 or 2 novels per year at ever increasing sales.
When you're not fully immersed in publishing, what do you do for fun? Running and mountain biking. Enjoying the company of family and new and old friends and discussing just about everything on the planet and beyond.
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