There’s been a flurry of submissions this week from hopeful writers, which is always lovely to see and gives us a warm feeling that an author would entrust our little company with their pride and joy. It’s why we try and do things differently…
It’s reasonably quiet in the office today and I’m slowly gearing up for xmas. We’ve got our special xmas appeal currently running at the moment…
Here at Scorpius we never do things by halves, which is probably why we committed at the start to publish 15 titles in our first year… eeek!! We must have been mad!
We’re really excited to annouce that our first title, Darkness Forbidden, has been released in a dyslexia-friendly format.
I now have that song stuck in my head!
Anyhoo, here’s a sample book cover I’ve been working on for one of our publishing clients (whilst humming Johnny Cash over and over).
Which is why we’re passionate about helping people who have dyslexia to access the joy of good fiction. We made a promise when starting Scorpius Books to produce versions of all our titles that are dyslexia-friendly, especially for adults, where… Continue Reading →
The first time I heard of Wuthering Heights, I was around 10 and watched the 1939 film adaptation (great as it was), depicting a doomed love affair and hauntingly romantic reunion after death of the main characters, Heathcliff and Cathy…. Continue Reading →
Ok, so I’m one of those odd people who sometimes likes to see what happened on any certain date in history (I think it’s called procrastinating!), and I was a little disturbed to find that July 16th certainly hasn’t been a good day for writers in the grand scheme of things.
As has been proven with countless award-winning small publishers over the last few years, small independents can refresh parts of the book market that publishing giants cannot (and perhaps refuse) to reach.