Now that Uncommon Universes Press has moved into our new base of operations (website), we’re firing up the blog for exclusive author information, publishing details, and other such fun and useful things.
Today marks the first time we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes peek at our inner workings.
This one will start with a true or false question.
True or False: UUP partners are allowed to self-publish and self-promote projects.
And the answer is…
Uncommon Universes Press LLC is a partnership of three ambitious entrepreneurs who all appreciate their creative independence and ability to sell their products. At our business meetings last year, we all decided to give each other creative agency to pursue individual projects. Not everything fits into the UUP branding, and we all like to experiment with ideas that are riskier due to content (who needs traditional story structure? 😉 ), length (super short), or potential (lack of) reader market. We support each other’s work as artists as well as fellow partners–and we’re also quite honest with each other about whether or not a project is a good idea for the press. That’s right! The work of UUP partners goes through the same vetting process as every other author.
UUP respects the varied works of all of our authors. Authors can even opt to consign select indie works through our convention vendor tables.
Here’s what our authors are up to!
Julia Mae Busko – the co-creator and illustrator of supernatural suspense/vampire novella Blood Mercy: Thicker Than Water is hard at work on graphic and cover design, but also makes time for her reinvented zombie horror graphic novel, Exanimus Hale.
Janeen Ippolito – the co-creator and writer of supernatural suspense/vampire novella Blood Mercy: Thicker Than Water and author of upcoming young adult steampunk adventure Lawless: The Ironfire Legacy Book 1 also recently self-published a new adult mythology/romance novella, Storm Warden: A Gods and Monsters Quest.
I know you’re wondering: behind-the-scenes info is great, but what about the jellyfish? Where do they fit into all of this?
The answer is: guess in the comments! Each guess enters you into a drawing for one eBook from any of those listed above (including the indie works) provided they have actually been released!