I have exciting news! I’m the newest Managing Editor of Lucky Bat Books!
Lucky Bat Books is a new kind of publishing company for the 21st century. They’re a full-service publisher that accepts awesome books and makes them more awesome, working with the author every step of the way—but the difference is, they don't keep a percentage of the author’s income. The author pays for the work we do—and they pick what work they need—and then all the income from the book goes to them.
Lucky Bat also offers LB Press, for authors who want to do some of the work themselves and set up their own publishing company or otherwise indie publish on their own. Those authors just pick the services they need—a strong copyedit, say, or book design.
As a Managing Editor, I get to do all of the fun stuff: work with authors and shepherd their book through the publishing process, developmental edit, copyedit, proofread, design ebooks and print books… About the only thing I’m not going to do is cover design, because while I’m a competent enough designer for simple covers, I don’t have the background or training to do anything complex. Which is fine, because Lucky Bat has a stable of tremendous cover artists (and other staff)!
I’ll be doing this on top of being a writer and publisher/small business owner, but it means I can still work at home in my jammies (or, ahem, nothing at all), so there’s really no downside. I’ve done some freelance work for Lucky Bat over the past couple of years, and I’m so looking forward to helping more authors see their dreams become reality. :-)