Quality is Priority #1:
This is not only our mantra; it’s practically our religion. Toward that end, the stars around which the rest of our organization orbits are the authors. Their work is the locomotive for our train.
When our founders first envisioned Evolved Publishing, they did so from an author’s perspective. Each step of the way, they asked themselves this simple question: “As authors, what would we want from our publisher?” The answer to that question guided their choices as they determined how to structure EP as a small press.
While it was never their intention to throw stones at the traditional publishing industry, they nonetheless disliked some of the old practices of that industry. They believed that authors deserved greater consideration, well-deserved respect, more control over their own careers, and higher royalty rates. They sought to build an organization where authors could say, “I get a pretty great deal here.”
Now, we strive to adhere to the simplest of management philosophies: The Golden Rule. (“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”)
We also want to foster a friendly atmosphere where the entire EP team can come together and work in a coordinated, supportive, cooperative, motivating environment. The team philosophy is so very important to everything EP does.
From Founder, Majority Owner, and CEO Lane Diamond: “Have we succeeded at our goals? I think we have. Sure, we had our share of growing pains, as any new business does, in no small part because we simply grew so fast. However, we’ve settled into a place where everyone seems to be moving along nicely. The team environment is particularly important at a time when the marketplace is not all that we’d like it to be. This is no simple business – just ask anyone trying their hand at self-publishing these days – but I think we’ve struck on an outstanding model, one that evolves on a regular basis as market conditions and industry expectations change. We’re always ready to shift gears, and always after talking over the circumstances with our entire team. We try to be an open book, to engage our team in all the critical decisions we make, and we hope that gives them a sense that they’re firmly invested in the course of their careers.”
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin*
*This may, in fact, have not been Darwin. There is some dispute over that. Still, it fits nicely with our general theme and philosophy.
The Management Team
Lane Diamond — CEO, Founder, Co-Owner, Managing Publisher/Editor, Author
Rick Eck — CFO, Co-Owner
Dale Robert Pease — Co-Owner, Art Director, Author
David Litwack — Co-Owner, Author
Jeff Altabef — Co-Owner, Author
Ana Popielnicki — Translations Manager
If you have any questions, please email the appropriate department:
For General Questions or Comments.
For Author Submissions
For Submissions by Artists, Editors, Narrators, and Translators.
For Bloggers and Interviewers.
To contact us the good old-fashioned way, please send a note to:
4985 N 125th St
Butler, WI 53007
Thank you for choosing Evolved Publishing.
You can browse our Full Catalog of Books. You’ll find there a little something for everyone. No matter what your reading pleasure, we’re likely to have something to make you happy.
On December 23, 2013, we officially entered into the audio book arena, with the release of Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease. This was just the first of many titles to come, and they’ve been rolling out steadily since.
To stay informed as to which books we have available in audio book form, please visit our perpetually updated page of Audiobooks. You can also visit Our Page at Audible.com, Our Page at Authors Direct, or join our mailing list.
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We love our awards as much as anyone. They’re tough to come by, but we bring them in on a fairly regular basis – confirmation of our commitment to quality. To see which of our books have been honored, and by whom, please visit our Awards Page.
We are, of course, always looking for talented authors who wish to be part of an enthusiastic team, determined to succeed where most fail. Are you tired of not earning a fair royalty rate? Are you fed up with trying to slog through the ocean of self-publishers on your own? Are you just emerging as an author, with grand dreams of one day being able to make a living doing what you love most? We’d love to talk with you. Please visit our Submissions Page to learn more.
Naturally, we need a team of talented and dedicated professionals to support our authors, bringing their work up to the high quality standards that are the hallmark of our organization, and getting them before as many readers as possible. Whom do we need?
- Freelance Editors
- Freelance Artists and Illustrators
- Beta Readers
- Audiobook Narrators/Producers
- Freelance Translators (from English)
If you’re looking for new opportunities to supplement you existing freelance work, and perhaps looking to build a whole new career in time, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our Submissions Page to learn more.
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