I really love Red Room. This would not be obvious in my lack of participation, but let me go on record as saying - I love the community, the useful content, the communication ... it's a great thing they have created here, and one of the only truly author-friendly platforms I've encountered to stand the test of time and grow into something more than it was.
I've been busy with something similar, which is my only real excuse. Crossroad Press has blossomed into one of the fastest growing digital publishers in the business. We have grown so quickly that, at times, it's frightening. We have nearly 100 authors now, have published 161 audiobooks (100 or so of which are currently on sale right now for $5.95 apiece at Audible.com) and have published over 500 titles.
We have launched a handful of new series works.
We have had our first review in Publisher's Weekly (and it's a good one)
We launched a paperback / digital novel "Lost Things," by Melissa Scott & Jo Graham that has not only won critical acclaim, but earned them more than they made on their last Stargate Novel in less than 30 days. In other words...we're learning to do things right.
The quick rundown for those who do not know.
We specilalize in bringing back books that are out of print by established authors.
We love to bring out original work by those same authors - particularly if they have books that editors and agents have told them just don't fit their "image" or marketing plan. We think authors write best when writing what they really want to write.
We are honest.
We pay 80 percent of all eBook money back to our authors.
65 percent on audio.
50 percent on paperbacks.
We are a new thing...in other words...and the word is spreading.
For all of that, I plan on bringing some content back to Red Room. I want to remain a part of what is going on here, and I want the authors and readers at Red Room to be aware of what WE are doing. Helping one another out...what a concept.