Evolved Publishing Named “Publisher of the Year 2013” by Library at the End of the Universe

We had 3 of 4 authors in the Junior category (young adults, teens, and children), and 4 of 22 authors in the Adult and New Adult category.

Publisher of the YearIn the Junior category (click HERE), our winners were Michael Dadich, Emlyn Chand, and Majanka Verstraete. As each of these authors’ books includes illustrations, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention our talented artists: Mallory Rock, Sarah Shaw, and Noelle Giffin.

In the Adult and New Adult category (click HERE), our winners were Angela Scott, Robb Grindstaff, Stevie Mikayne, and Pavarti K. Tyler.

(To find all these talented individuals, please search the “Our Team” tab at the top of the page.)

And of course, we’re so pleased to have been named their Publisher of the Year for 2013. Thank you, Library at the End of the Universe!

Evolved Publishing is Now Offering Audio Books

It’s official: we released our first audio book on December 23, 2013.

This is something Evolved Publishing has been working towards for some time. At first, we thought we’d have our own in-house production team, but that proved to be not the most effective or practical approach, at least at this time. And so, we went to the pros at ACX, and we’re pleased to announce that Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease, a middle grade science fiction adventure that has won multiple awards, is now available at Audible.com (Producer/Narrator: David Radtke).

To find our audio books, you can either click on the “Audio Book” category on the right side of most pages on our website, or at any given product page, you can click on the “Audio” tab just below the book cover. (You’ll see what I mean if you click on the Noah Zarc title link above.) Under that tab, you’ll find the retail links where you can purchase the audio book.

Our second audio book, the multiple award-winning Wanted: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott, should release within a few days. Then, Circles by Ruby Standing Deer will release in January. After that, Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond, and White Chalk by Pavarti K. Tyler, are next up on the agenda. And after that? Well, we’ll picking through our catalog and offering the books to producers throughout 2014. Exciting stuff!

So please stay tuned for future announcements about our audio book catalog, and please enjoy!

Evolved Publishing Will Be Closed to Author Submissions Jan. 1 – Mar. 15, 2014

As we come off a big 12-book dual launch that required an enormous team effort, and as we prepare to take a little down time to enjoy the holidays, we’ll need to take a step back, catch our breath, and catch up on pending business.

We’ll be closing to author submissions from January 1 – March 15, 2014.

This will give us the time we desperately need to work through our existing queue of submissions, some of which have been patiently waiting for a few weeks. It will also give us time to lay out our business and marketing plans for the coming year, always a critical consideration.

So if you, dear author, have a manuscript that’s just about ready for submission, please get it to us by December 31st. Any submissions received between January 1 and March 15 will be immediately auto-rejected.

If, on the other hand, your manuscript is not quite ready, then this gives you a bit of a breather to polish it to a fine sheen. We hope you’ll take full advantage of that opportunity.

We’re looking forward to some pretty good things throughout the rest of 2014 and into 2015. What will we be anxious for when the time comes? Great work. Okay, so that’s rather wide open, but really, great work in any genre is always high on our list. Having said that, there are a few genres we’re particularly anxious to expand: Thriller/Suspense, Mystery, Contemporary Romance, Literary Fiction.

So sharpen your pencils… err… keyboards… err… well, you know. We’ll be geared up and ready for you on March 16th.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Change Notice for Book Retailers – Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond

New ISBNs have been issued for Forgive Me, Alex, by Lane Diamond

Recently, we issued a new book cover for this psychological thriller. We took advantage of that opportunity to redesign and improve the interior layout for the print versions of Forgive Me, Alex as well – both hardcover and paperback. Thus, we have re-released the print versions under new ISBN numbers.

NEW ISBN NUMBERS (Available through Ingram or Baker & Taylor):
Hardcover, 240 pages, 6.14 x 9.21: 978-1-62253-904-8 / 1622539044
Paperback, 240 pages, 6.14 x 9.21: 978-1-62253-905-5 / 1622539052

OLD/OBSOLETE ISBN NUMBERS:
Hardcover, 242 pages, 6.14 x 9.21: 978-1-62253-902-4 / 1622539028
Paperback, 242 pages, 6.14 x 9.21: 978-1-62253-903-1 / 1622539036

Please place your future orders accordingly. Thank you.

At Evolved Publishing, Quality Matters!

That statement – “Quality matters!” – is not just a slogan; it’s our ironclad commitment to readers.

One of the most surefire ways for readers to know that a book is a high-quality, professional product, is to examine the awards its won. Of course, awards are difficult to come by due to the broad and fierce competition, so that’s certainly not the only measure of quality. Another would be the average review rating at a retail site such as Amazon. And of course, the final judge of quality is the most important: you! You can sample all of our books at retail sites such as Amazon (via their Look Inside feature), Smashwords and BookieJar, at both of which we allow for a certain percentage of the book to be previewed.

We count on the fact that, after reading the first few pages, you’ll be convinced of a book’s quality and want to read more. We then count on the fact that you’ll love it so much, you’ll post a review where you purchased it, indicating as much.

We apply rather strict editorial guidelines to all our books, perhaps tougher than most. You could say we’re a bit old-fashioned in that regard. Yes, every book must have an interesting and cohesive plot, compelling characters, a setting sufficient to support the story, and a satisfying ending. More than that, however, we at Evolved Publishing believe in the power of words to move people. Our editors, working with the authors, attempt to provide prose that not only supports the essential story in a clean, professional manner, but that makes the reading experience more visual, more powerful, more emotionally satisfying.

Has it worked for us so far? You be the judge

AWARDS WON BY OUR BOOKS

(Award details and links available by clicking on the cover image.)

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And there you have it – most of the awards we’ve won thus far. There are a few others for which we don’t have images/badges, but you get a clear idea here of our commitment to quality. If you’re interested in sampling any of them, just click on the cover image in the left-hand column to go to the product page, and then click on the “Other Retailers” tab for the links to sites where you can purchase the book. Thank you, and please enjoy these great books.