Blogger Michelle Hauck asked Fireship author Susan Keogh to write about the trials and tribulations of getting her first novel The Prodigal, published. It's an encouraging article -- especially for any author considering the benefits of publishing with a small press like Fireship. Here's a snippet from the article:
"There are good things and bad things when a writer compares big publishers with small publishers. I will focus on the positive things. With a small, niche publisher like Fireship, my book received immediate attention toward getting it to the finished product. They had actually started editing it before I had even signed the contract (which I had reviewed by a literary lawyer before signing). I had the copy edits back within the first month (fortunately the edits were nothing major, mainly words choices, etc. and a tweaked ending) and the galleys in my hands the following month. By the third month we had a cover chosen and a jacket blurb written. Another positive thing is that I was allowed the majority of say in the cover and the blurb, both things that debut authors at large houses rarely if ever get a say in."