Monday, June 27, 2011

Check Out SynergEbooks!

Scribal Love Welcomes SynergEbooks.  Publisher Debi Staples joins us Today.

Welcome Debi!

So could you tell us a little about yourself? 

I am a wife, mother of two, and an avid reader.  

When or how did your love for writing develop? 

I have loved to write since I was little. I kept a diary since the 5th grade, and even did some freelance work for newspapers and magazines in high school.  Once I got married, I moved on to volunteering online to judge writing contests help others edit their work.

I understand you work for SynergEbooks.  Could you tell us a little bit about it?  

Since I had to be a stay-at-home mom, I started this business out of my home about 12 years ago.  It started with about 5 authors and has grown to over 220 authors with over 350 digital titles, more than 50 of which are in print as well.

What do you look for in your submissions and your authors?  

Originality, talent, passion, willingness to learn about digital publishing and to market their work in that format.

Do you take unagented submissions?

Unagented submissions are preferred, as I do not work with agents.  I always work directly with the author.

Do you take unsolicited submissions?  

Almost all of my submissions are unsolicited.

Would you say that your company specializes in any particular genre?

No particular genre is favored at SynergEbooks, though the most popular seems to be nonfiction and paranormal at this point in time.

How would you describe your relationship with your authors especially during the editing process?  And through the development of the book?

The authors are required to submit their manuscripts in edited format, so most of the work I do with the authors in this stage is line edit their work.  In the cases where a lot of changes have to be made, I never make major changes without the approval of the author.  I also work with the author on the digital cover so that all parties are very happy with the final result.

What kind of product are you looking to deliver to your readers?

Nothing in particular comes to mind.

What would you like for your readers to know about SynergEbooks?

SynergEbooks specializes in getting new authors published.  We are even happy to put books that were previously made out of print elsewhere (especially in print) back into the public eye and make them available digitally.

Are there any authors or books that you are excited about?

Some of my favorite authors are Dana Davis, P.G. Forte and Betty Sullivan La Pierre, though I have so many others that I’m excited about that I couldn’t list them here.

And finally, where can we find you on the web?

Thanks for Joining Us!!

You can also add me to your friends list on FaceBook: 

SynergEbooks Publisher- Debi Staples

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