Below is our recent interview with Ed Flickinger, Founder of Grackle Publishing:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Hello. Grackle Publishing, founded in 2016, is a small press which specializes in helping new authors get their debut novel, children’s book, or poetry chapbook published.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Naturalist Craig Newberger’s second book, “Summer Light,” will be release on May 8th. “Summer Light” takes us on a series of multisensory summer field excursions where we learn about firefly communication, flowers that bloom in the night, plants that grow without chlorophyll, mammals with venomous saliva, birds that sound like flutes, and frogs that sing in trees. Each of the book’s twenty chapters is focused on a plant or animal illustrative of the summer season. The book includes watercolor illustrations by Sherrie York, color photographs by Steve Morello., and an appendix introducing a summer community science project by Ron Smith.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Authors with a completed manuscript can contact Grackle trough the email to tell us about their book and their goals as an author. As we aren’t a vanity press which charges authors for services, we have to be selective when considering books for publication.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: In addition to Craig Newberger’s upcoming book, we will also be releasing a children’s book, “JACKSON and the Dragon’s Lair, by E. C. Flickinger with illustrations by Maureen Henry. And, of course, we are looking for talented authors for next year’s books.
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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Working with a small press provides an author with a valuable alternative to climbing the learning curve of self-publishing or canvasing the industry to find an agent to shop their book to traditional publishers.