Raincloud Press is officially one year old. With two books under our belt that are being well-received, it feels like a good start to this small press. Deer Creek Resources LLC (which owns Raincloud) had a good year, and has invested more money in the imprint, allowing us to get ready for our first hardcover publication.
We have been Print-on-Demand for the most part, but now we are working with a printer in nearby Santa Clara. We are also applying with new distributors, looking for that perfect partnership that will help our books get into more hands.
A few of the best things about 2014 for me was getting our books in the local bookstore (Lyons Books), and the two conferences I attended (IBPA’s Publishers University & NCIBA Discovery Show) where I enjoyed mingling with other small presses and booksellers.
I’ve been working with my authors and editors on timing for this coming year. I’m tentatively scheduling our first novel and first hardcover publication, From Ashes into Light, for October of this year. The advance copies are scheduled to arrive this week, and we are rounding up blurb writers. We are particularly interested in feedback about what books are similar to this rich, multilayered title. If you are a reviewer and want a review copy, please email me or stay tuned for the manuscript to be available on NetGalley (by the end of March). Also, I will be giving copies away on Goodreads.com. Check back in April or so for a link to Goodreads Giveaway.
Erika Lunder, Publisher