Raising the Bar

No, not the television show. Dear Author has already blogged about it, twice even. And, in case you have no clue what I’m talking about, agent Lori Perkins is working with some of her clients on a new e-publishing venture. As in she’s editing and apparently, buying material.

We’ve already done a deal with the Harvey Klinger Agency for one of our launch books.

With the caveat that the lack of information and the vagueness of it all kind of bothers me, I’m totally intrigued with the idea of Ravenous Romance, and here’s why… Will having an agent and a long-time publishing professional at the forefront of this endeavor raise the bar in e-publishing? ( Will more quality e-publishers rise to the top while the more questionable ones fall to the wayside? Is this another huge step in the evolution of original* e-publishing? )  

Now, before you get all psycho-cheerleader on me, hear me out. I’m not saying all previous e-publishers suck…or anything else equally as narrow-minded. I started out in e-publishing, and I have my loyalty to it. I also think e-publishing has done a lot to change the face of publshing as we know it, but I’m not dumb and I’m not blind. And while I think we can all agree that questionable books get published by New York every week, I think it’s also safe to say that, by and large, quite a bit of questionable material gets pushed out of the gate in e-publishing as well. Because, well, anyone can set up shop as an epublisher, anyone can call themselves an editor and anyone can call themselves a cover artists, but that doesn’t make it true, or *gulp* wise.


*I say original as in original release, not e-book versions released by NY publishers.