Busy Week For Us All Here

Hey Guys, I know it’s been a few weeks since I blogged on here, but just a heads up, I’m still here and alive and working very hard for you guys to get stuff up.

The web store is SOOOOOO close to ready. We got the bugs worked out and we’ve got the first set of works ready to move out, we just need to put them together and it’ll be good times. Works should be released first part of this week with more works coming out every week from here on.

SO, with that being said, I want to thank everyone who has been working on getting these works up. It’s been a long process but it’s almost done.

VERSE is still be produced (I know, it’s been some time since we’ve discussed it, but we’re finally comfortable with how its put together). We will start getting paperwork out to the authors sometime this week (hopefully) so we can begin the process.

Our social media is alive and kicking. You can follow us @scribbcrib or you can find us on facebook.

 

Release Updates!

Hi boys and girls, men and women, ladies and gentlemen, elves and hobbits.

With our February release date coming up, we’ll be spending the next few weeks showcasing a few pieces that will be made available during our first press run. We’re very excited with what’s being offered! I can’t tell you how incredibly thrilled I am to see so many unique points of view. And the authors have all been fantastic to work with so far. We are very fortunate to see that so many of you are supporting this venture. We really want to bring independents to the forefront.

So! Keep an eye out on Facebook over the coming weeks to read excerpts, reviews, and insights into the first set of releases!

The Plot Thickens

As we inch closer toward our releases and the finals i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed on legal stuff, I would like to extend some thanks before I continue on with this post. Thanks to Valerie and C. Roper for their tireless work getting things ready, from covers to marketing and other things while Daniel and I put the bow on the finished product. And, thanks to all of the authors for sharing in the vision.

The authors really are the backbone of this operation. We are striving to make you all successful. Our marketing gurus are tirelessly plugging away at different ideas, pushing random buttons and tossing ideas around, all in the name of pushing the works to bigger and better things.  With that being said, three more of our works are being previewed tonight.

Lunatopia by Ty Welsheimer is a stunning tale about the end of the world and an alien’s attempt to save humanity. By selecting twelve individuals to take part in some off the wall tasks involving four, very different by familiar, scenarios, Lunatopia grabs your attention from the start and promises not to let go until the stunning conclussion.

Chronicles of a Lesbian Bartender by Kim Hancock is not what you think by reading the title. I mean, yes, it is about a lesbian bartender and her life, but it offers much more about the trials and tribulations of love and romance, breaking the wall and shattering the borders of some in society. This great work will captivate your mind and let you into a beautiful romance between two people.

And finally,

Crimes and Secrets of a Desperate Dad by Steven Mayfield is a true life story about the Long Island Bank Robber and his fall from high society into a life of crime. As seen on television, this story is riveting and captivating and will be a page turner until the very end.

 

Thanks again everyone. More updates to come, but stay tuned for solid release dates and more.

Previews: The Peace, Shadowsworne: Chronicles, Honeysuckle Bend, and Verse

Before we begin, I want to thank everyone for your continued support as we near toward our launch. This has been a great experience and all of your enthusiasm and patience has been great for me and the rest of the team here at Scribbcrib. Feel free to find us on facebook and like us, or, you can follow us on Twitter @scribbcrib. You can also follow me personally @scribbcribChris.

The title says it all. With our launch of our works very close, we feel it is time to start rolling out what we’re working on and what’s on the horizon.

The Peace, by Bill Norton is set in the future and is a part of the science fiction genre. At the conclusion of a three centuries’ long intergalactic war, hero Colonel James Abbott returns home for an uncomfortable existence with a family that he barely knows. However, someone or something from his past is targeting his family, and it soon becomes evident that the battle may not be over.For those of you who love the science fiction genre, this will be right up your alley, while those of you wish to branch out into different areas, this will be a great start.

Shadowsworne: Chronicles by Alex Virault is a low fantasy (as in, no magical use or dragons or anything like that) work set in a old style world, full of swords, crossbows, and other medieval style weaponry. The story follows a group of villagers who have to rescue their own from an accident and end up exploring a world that they’ve never known, or at least think that they haven’t, and find a world at war with an oppressor state entrenched with dark and treacherous past.
This work is long and is a part of an ongoing series, so if you enjoy deep, epic style works, this will be something meant for all of you.

Honeysuckle Bend by Cyrus Gaites is a very honest, down home story about the struggle of a man sentenced to two years in a Texas Prison, forced to live amongst hardened criminals. The story follows his time in the prison, listening and learning from his fellow inmates, helping him grow as a person and dealing with the struggles that come with a Texas prison.Personally, this work is brilliant and very well written. Cyrus Gaites is a very talented young author who has a very promising career in front of him. Honeysuckle Bend is a great read for anyone, regardless of genre preference.

Verse is the first collection of Poetry released by Scribbcrib Publishing. It will feature several poets, many of them in their first publication, and showcase their talents and abilities. Some of them will also be featured in The Spark, the anthology of short works that will be released simultaneously. These authors are new, fresh, and full of great ideas and stories that are sure to captivate your attention and keep you entertained.

Once again, thank you everyone for your continued support. More previews like this are to follow in the coming days as we continue to push toward the release. Thanks again.

 

The Newsletter And What’s on the Horizon

Good Evening Everyone!

As the final days of 2012 come and go and we begin 2013, ScribbCrib is proud to announce several titles that will be up for view within the upcoming weeks.

First off, we will be launching our newsletter which will include company information, previews and teasers for our future works, and information on what our current works our doing. It will also provide more information on the workings of our company as well as other great information on how your works is doing and how everything is coming together.

Second off, hopefully with the help of the lawyers, we will begin launching our works on January 15.

We’re very excited about The Spark. Currently, sitting at 12 authors, The Spark is an anthology devoted to our new authors and their smaller works. Going from genre to genre and centering on our authors talents, The Spark will allow readers to see how immensely talented our authors are and will hopefully become lifelong fans of their works.

The second anthology we are releasing concurrently with The Spark is called Launch. Where The Spark is geared more toward shorter works with several authors, Launch consists of only three authors with much larger works.

Finally, the third anthology is a poetical anthology, called Verse. With the many poems submitted to us, it only makes sense for us to start putting an anthology together to show off the styles and talent of many poets.

With all of the short works coming to us, we have also had many longer works. Several very well written novels have been submitted to us. We have much more information to follow about the novels. Lunatopia is incredible and will be a great read for most anyone and Crimes and Secrets of Desperate Dad will keep you entertained for hours, but no time for spoilers now. See you all soon.

 

The Publishing FAQ

Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve spoken to may creative individuals about their works. Many of them have all had a wide array of questions, though they all seem to find their way back to the central topic of publishing. Because of this, we felt it wise to add an F.A.Q. for the authors so that they can see what all is involved in this process, and not just tips to help them get published.

http://www.scribbcrib.com/authors/publishing-faq/

We have absolutely no problem answering any more questions that come to us, but hopefully this will help make the process smoother. I hope to hear from all of you soon.

CH

What We Are Really About

BY Chris Hamby 12/17/12

Normally, I don’t like to blog on here about what’s going on in our personal affairs and how the business side is working out, but for some reason, tonight, I feel as if I need to let something out there. I’ve answered A LOT of emails today asking about a lot of business ideals, contracts, disclosures, royalties, etc. I don’t mind this and am more than willing to help. What bothers me though, is that as I’m discussing these things with the authors, it seems as if other companies make the above issues more of an issue, instead of just something to worry about later.

When we came together, we decided on a principle. We are here for our authors, not for ourselves. We are in business, and it is a business, to help our authors succeed in a world that is not meant for fair play. We came together wanting to change the way things were done, change the way things were viewed, change the way publishers treat their authors. We realize that we are absolutely nothing without our authors, so taking care of them and ensuring a great experience, with lucrative royalties and good terms means more to us than a fat bank account.

We are Scribbcrib, and we are going to be different. Thanks for all of your great submissions and keep them coming. We are going to continue to work hard for you.

5 Tips for Authors to Get Published

BY Chris Hamby 12/16/2012

After spending a lot of time getting to know authors over the past few weeks, several questions have come up regarding how the whole process works. One of the more common things is answering what kind of tips I have to offer authors who want to get published. Well, upon the request of the authors, as well as Daniel Hartmann, I have created a five tips page on the website in the Author section. Hopefully, this will allow some insight as to what we are looking for and what all publishers like to see.

The Spark

BY Chris Hamby 12/12/12

Creativity is something that begins and ends with an idea. The idea, over the course of its lifetime, will evolve from many different forms to several outrageous things. There is no controlling this, only accepting that the idea will grow until it finally manifests itself into its final monstrosity. The Spark is the beginning of several authors careers with Scribbcrib.

The Spark will be our first anthology released by Scribbles Media. It will consist of ALL new authors in their first work with us, all relatively short works geared at showing off all of our new author talents.

We also have several larger works coming, all in the editing phase right now with several more in the works, all spanning different genres to bring the best in entertainment to your fingertips. We are working hard to ensure that our product meets your standards, and it all begins with The Spark.

Social Media Away!

Hi Cribbers. Valerie here.

We have been going crazy with getting everything up and running for you all to make submissions an easy process. The best way is to use our Contact Us form.

But! We also have a Facebook, Twitter, DeviantArt, and Pintrest to name a few.

Feel free to contact us through any of our social media. We typically respond within a day.  And any questions, shoot them out way! We are building this business for you, the creative world. We want to hear your thoughts.