Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

As the holiday approaches, I am thrilled to announce that two more titles are now in publication from Martin Sisters Publishing, LLC. Letting Go of K.C. and Memoirs of a Trumpet Teacher are MSP's newest titles.
Submissions keep pouring in, and as Denise is trying to keep up with those, I am busy with editing and cover design. We are on schedule to not only meet but exceed our goals for 2011. When we opened in January 2011, it was our hope that we would bring at least 10 books into publication. As of now, we are at nine and by the end of the year will have 15!
Many of our authors are involved in extensive marketing campaigns with their first titles. Donna Brown Wilkerson and Dawn S. Scruggs, authors of The Deliberation, recently attended the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort; Ron Nichols, author of Where the Sky Doesn't End, has been working diligently on print and online marketing; Jennifer M. Barry, author of Side Effects, is always hard at work marketing her title through social media and other online media outlets; David Kirk, author of Particular Stones, is busy as well making sure his young adult title gets into the hands of those anxious young readers. Our other titles: Cargon, Honour & Privilege by Kimberly Gould, The Power by Sherian McCoy, and Suburban Hustler by Robin Boren are finding their way into that hands of fans as well.
As technology becomes more user friendly, the world of marketing is becoming smaller. Many of our authors are now using Skype to host book events all across the country and even beyond. Many book clubs and readers groups would be thrilled to have an author show up at their meeting but logistically that isn't always possible. However, through the video-conferencing possibilities of Skype, which by the way is as easy to use as Facebook -- no, wait, it's easier, book clubs and readers groups can invite their favorite authors right into their homes or libraries.
As Denise and I look forward to the Christmas season, we are satisfied with what our fledgling company has accomplished during its first year, and are excited to see what's in store for 2012!
Best Wishes,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New authors, books and readers

The newest addition to the Martin Sisters Publishing family includes The Power, written by Sherian McCoy and coming soon Where The Sky Doesn't End by Ron Nichols. The Power, a book about Jack who doesn't fully realize his own power until he needs it the most, was released in October. ...Sky will be released closer to November 1st and as the third book in the MSP family written for Young Adult males, we are sure it will be added to the successful lineup in that genre right alongside Side Effects by Jennifer M. Barry and Particular Stones by David J. Kirk.
Our authors have been busy at book fairs, granting interviews and continuing to create new works when they have time. The Deliberation authors Donna Brown Wilkerson and Dawn S. Scruggs celebrated a recent television interview by ABC affiliate WBKO. In addition to that, these two ladies will be two of the featured authors at one of the largest book fairs in the nation -- the KDLA Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on Saturday, November 12.
Louisville author Robin Boren is talking to an agent presently about how her book Suburban Hustler would look great as a Lifetime movie.
Other upcoming works to celebrate: Memoirs of a Trumpet Teacher by Sam Bennett, Bobby's Socks by Nathaniel Sewell and so much more. Both Denise and I are hard at work to bring these jewels to the reading public.
As our first year rounds the finish line into December, we are excited to see what's just around the bend for Martin Sisters Publishing and her authors.
Talk soon,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

First three books published, three more coming soon!

We are happy to report that our first three books are now published and circulating with readers all over the country -- Cargon, Honour & Privilege by Kimberly Gould; The Deliberation by Donna Brown Wilkerson and Dawn S. Scruggs; and Side Effects by Jennifer M. Barry are available on Amazon (print and Kindle version); at Google e-Books in PDF and Epub formats and also available for order from bookstores.
Coming soon is Particular Stones by David J. Kirk and Suburban Hustler by Robin Boren.
These authors have truly been a joy to work with.
It's a great feeling when you get to tell an author his or her book has been accepted for publication and it's an even better feeling to see that book go from concept to finished, tangible product.
We are happy to have started a company that has so many positive outcomes.
Queries are still pouring in even though we closed MSP to submissions until Sept. 30 so we can catch up -- this is a good problem to have.
However, if you have submitted to us during this time, please know you will hear from us after Sept. 30.
We are moving into the last quarter of the year surrounded by much excitement and knowing that 2012 is shaping up to be even more promising than our first year.
Keep in touch and go to our Web site:

Denise and Melissa

Monday, April 18, 2011

First four titles almost ready for publication

We are so excited to announce that our first titles are almost ready for publication. Cargon, Honour & Privilege by Kimberly Gould will be first and the rest will follow. To read more about our forthcoming titles go to

Denise and I are finding that working with new authors is both rewarding and enlightening. Our authors, much like us, have one goal in mind -- to tell a great story that readers will love.

More and more submissions come in every day to our publishing house from authors who are ready to work with a publisher who can  help them take that first step from writer to published author. We are happy to work with them.

We have had to turn down a few projects that just weren't right for our house but we are happy to say we kept the best.

Look for these titles from Martin Sisters Publishing:

Side Effects by Jennifer Barry
The Deliberation by Donna Wilkerson and Dawn Scruggs
Particular Stones by David Kirk

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