Understanding the difficulties in obtaining a mainstream publishing contract, contrasted with the perceived quality of self-published books, Creative License Publishing CEO, Celeste Chin, has found a unique way to help writers in today’s, sometimes complicated, publishing world. A writer herself, Celeste has compiled an amazing group of freelance readers, writers, editors, graphic designers, illustrators and marketers who share her passion for supporting writers in creating great books for readers everywhere.
Celeste, together with Julie Ann Wilkes, also a writer, graduate of Georgetown University and former head of Barnes and Noble children’s book department, have come together to help other writers produce their best work. It is their mission to help writers mirror the quality of mainstream publishers while maintaining their fresh, innovative ideas for the reading public. Whether these writers pursue the mainstream route or self-publish, they will do so under our guidance resulting in a high-quality and marketable product.
Celeste and Julie understand that most authors dream of acquiring an agent, who then shops around for publishers and eventually sells their book. Yet the reality is, it’s not that easy. Many writers get frustrated from the mainstream rejections and decide to self-publish. But money often being a factor, these authors don’t invest in editors and the books are rough to say the least–perpetuating the idea that self-published books are of a lesser quality.
Given, that most writers supplement their craft with other jobs, they ultimately find the amount of writing time to produce a good story is limited at best, let alone the significant time-consuming task of self-publishing. In the end, without the backing of a publishing house, you have to do it all, write, edit, publish, and market/promote. What if all creative writers had to do was to create? Well, that’s where CLP comes in.
Although we don’t offer it yet, a publishing arm of CLP will be launched soon, to help new writers self-publish a mainstream quality book, while maintaining creative control at the most competitive rates available.
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