Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Freebie: What I'm Reading in Ten Minutes or Less: Booktrope
When my friend and critique group member Lori Myers told me that her short story collection, Crawl Space, had been accepted for publication by Booktrope, I knew I needed to check this group out. Lori is really good at sifting through myriad publishers and publications and finding the gold nuggets, and while I knew I'd heard of Booktrope, I couldn't remember what I knew.

So my first stop was their website, where a clear infographic of their team publishing model is easily accessible.  Simply put, Booktrope vets books through a team of volunteer readers, then "pull[s] together a small, dedicated team and free[s] them up to do the best work possible." They are not a self-publisher or a vanity press, and they make the essentials (editing, design and publicity support) available to their authors at no cost.

Pretty cool concept. If you'd like to read more about Booktrope, check out their website or this article in Seattle Magazine.

My search turned up lots more info, but my ten minutes are up :-) Chances are you'll find more on the topic of hybrid publishing in future blogs.

Happy reading! (And congratulations, Lori!)


  1. My pleasure! Always happy to report good news and learn something new, so this was a win-win!