I'd been critiquing manuscripts for three years, getting feedback on my own in exchange. So many good stories past over my eyes that I would inquire upon their progress to publication. Too often, I found those stories were put away in desk drawers because agents rejected the manuscripts to the point of the author's losing hope.
Not being one for conformity, I researched, a lot before I went into Indie Publishing. You could say I researched every day, at least two hours a day, about the craft of writing. I never got enough. I still don't. I love marketing and consume strategies as well as any 2 bit hussey envelops men. Every day I practiced methods of writing until I found I like to write in the male perspective--who knew I had penis envy? Publishing processes were fascinating. I shoveled all of it in. Briming with ideas about strategies, writing and editing, I set off to publish my own work. But when I was ready, I found I wanted it all. I wanted to say I was a publisher. MINE!
I discovered that, to be an Indie Author one needed to be their own publisher. I was overjoyed at the prospect. Yes! Everything was fitting in nicely. I am the controller of my destiny. If my first book is not something people want to read, then I will write another. I'll write another and inflict my creative soul upon you anyway! Wether you like it or not. I will improve. I will get better. Maybe I'll write something you'll want to read!
In the process of critiquing others, I found I wanted their stories published as well. These were stories I read and believed in. Their worlds, their creative souls bared, I found no other choice really, but to bring them with me in the world of the Indie Author.
In other words, I believed in their stories. I cherished their characters. I also wanted more of their writing.
So Troll River Publications was born.
TRP isn't a fancy publising house. But we believe in our authors to the point of taking the risk and putting their stories out there. Because these stories need to be available for those who need them.
That's the true purpose of TRP.
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~ Sincerley, Your Editor
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