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by Dee Gentle
Leslie Tramposch: Managing Editor - Sara Reyes: Marketing and Publicity

 
December 2007 Issue
 
 
If There Be Dragons
Spotlight on Dragon Themed Romance
Featuring 
 
Interviews with:
| Shana Abe | Deborah Cooke | Sierra Dafoe | Bianca D'Arc
 
Special Features:
 
Red Rose Publishing
 ~~
2007 P.E.A.R.L. Career Achievement Award
 
 
Chat with Featured Authors
at PNR CHAT, monthly - 3rd Monday, 9pm Eastern
 

A single Red Rose symbolizes love, respect, honesty and integrity as do the ebooks written by the authors of Red Rose Publishing. Many talented authors from all over the world gather to entice and delight you with their words of prose.

Step into the world of Red Rose Publishing, publishing with a touch of Class!

We are talking with Wendi Felter, owner/publisher at the newly established, Red Rose Publishing.

PNR: Red Rose Publishing is creating a buzz amongst readers and authors, could you tell us about your vision for the company?

Wendi F.: Red Rose Publishing happened to come into reality from a vision where everyone has a say in the company. Each and every person who is there has a vested interest in the company. We as a company all work together to make things happen. We hope to see each and every author get at least 45% royalty on their books as well as be a happy stressless place to be.

We also really care about each and everyone who works for Red Rose Publishing plus the personal touch means a lot to us.

PNR: Red Rose Publishing opened its doors on July 26, 2007 in a very competitive market, and has recently been recognized by RWA; could you tell us why you decided to establish your own publishing company?

Wendi F.: RWA is now calling it Approved by RWA as a Non/Vanity Non/Subsidiary Publisher. Red Rose Publishing is based on honesty, integrity and the idea of people getting a publisher who is not out to rip off the authors or anyone else. Today there are some ebook Publishers who are not on the up and up which hurts the reputable ones that do the right things.

I had no idea that I was going to open up a publishing company but after many people came to me insisting I open one as I would be perfect to open one as I have the knowledge, information and ability to do so. After talking it over with my accountant, lawyer and advisors as well as authors and others, we decided to open the doors.

The name came about because my husband who is not a big flower buyer came home the day I decided to open the doors with 2 dozen long stemmed Red Roses, hence the name, and the strong feelings associated with the name.

Plus it was not hard because of all the support of people who believe in Red Rose Publishing and what it stands for, Publishing with a touch of Class!

PNR: What do you feel Red Rose Publishing has to offer authors and readers that is not currently available from existing e-Publishers?

Wendi F.: What we offer is something no other e-Publisher offers; we have stories that are not what you can normally find or you have to search for like IR, Sheikhs and other themes that many do not carry.

While we are not looking to be different than others but many do not realize that a lot of paranormals are MC/IR books.

We offer an atmosphere of that we are all in this together. We all work hard sharing all to make Red Rose Publishing a great place to be, as everyone has input in how things are done.

One of our customers said that our customer service is the best they have ever encountered on the internet so that speaks and it says a lot to get that kind of response from our customers/readers.

PNR: You have an impressive lineup of authors to kick off your opening; which talented authors can we expect to see publishing at Red Rose Publishing?

Wendi F.: You will see talented new authors as well as some well know authors who are with NY Publishers, as well as ebook authors. We are still getting together authors who are very impressive.

PNR: Until recently erotic romance was offered primarily through electronic publishers; do you feel the decision of the big print publishing companies to offer erotic lines will affect the ePublishing business? What can ePublishing offer an author that print cannot?

Wendi F.: NO, not really as it is funny for a long time people and ePublishers followed what NY  Big Print Companies were doing. Now it seems that the NY Houses are following what eBook Publishers are doing and have been doing for years. After all the Romance Industry’s revenue is over 9 billion dollars a year so there is room for all. If eBooks were not a profitable venture, they would not be involved.

PNR: In your opinion, how far can you go with erotic content and have it still be considered romance?

Wendi F.: Good question as there are books out there in the NY Publishers who are what I would term full of erotic content but are sold as mainstream romances. Romance has to have a plot, a method so to speak of what is happening with a story line. Erotic content can be thrown in but when you have nothing but erotic content with no story line, plot or anything  but sex, it is not romance.

PNR: Red Rose Publishing is offering a range of romance genres at varying sensuality levels; can you give us an overview of your rating system?

Wendi F.: Mainstream is the behind the closed door to spicy while the Erotic line is how hot do you want to be, LOL

PNR: What is “hot” right now? Could you give us your insight into why you feel readers can’t get enough?

Wendi F.: What I think is “hot” you may not as to me it is a matter of opinion but I think Dragons, werewolves, historical, IR stories, and series are hot. Another person could differ as to what other things are hot for them.

PNR: The paranormal romance genre is very popular at the moment. What do you feel accounts for the sudden interest in all things paranormal? 

Wendi F.: Everyone has always had a sense of what ifs, being brought up on unexplained events in every one’s life leaves people with the curiosity to see beyond and into the unknown.

PNR: Red Rose Publishing appears to be a “paranormal friendly” publisher, and readers are excited about your current offerings; can you tell us a little about them?

Wendi F.: Do you have all day? While we have such authors as Stephanie Burke, Camille Anthony and others who are well known for their paranormals we have some that will blow you away also with their writing like Zenobia and others.

PNR: Do you have plans to offer your titles in print format in the future?

Wendi F.: Yes if everything goes well we hope to offer a few print books in 2008, so stay tuned with more coming soon. We have a solid backing and foundation and we are working from there to let thing progress slowly so that is why we will only be offering a few titles in print to start out.

PNR: What can readers expect to see in the coming months?  What paranormal romance offerings can we look forward to?

Wendi F.: We at Red Rose Publishing have lots in store for the readers. Our authors have gotten together to do an anthology full of paranormal romances, from which we will donate all the money from the sales to the charity Full Moon Farm- www.fullmoonfarm.org which is a wolf sanctuary that educates, protects, rescues and finds wolves and wolf dogs homes. Therefore, each and every book bought is a tax donation as it goes directly to Full Moon Farms. Nancy Brown, the woman who has donated her life and all the money she has to make this happen is one of the most gracious people you would want to meet.

In addition to that other paranormal books will be popping up so watch to see which ones are howling at the moon, or changing before your very eyes.

PNR: Thank you, Wendi, for taking time out to talk with us about Red Rose Publishing, where can readers find out more about your upcoming releases?

Wendi F.: If you are looking for a place to tempt and tease you as well as please you www.redrosepublishing.com is it! Publishing with a touch of Class!

 
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