Really Blue Books is an modern independent epublisher and distributor of fiction and non-fiction ebooks. We specialise in new authors and new, creative material in multiple e-formats. We are always open to unsolicited submissions, focusing on providing readers with trustworthy, quality ebooks at a reasonable price. We are pro-author and offer an extremely competitive royalty rate. We think ebooks are crucial to the future of publishing and that new authors would benefit from the help of experienced editors and production/design teams, rather than going solo in self-publishing. Our ebooks are available worldwide, from our own website and major third-party websites.
Stringybark Publishing specialises in publishing short story anthologies and memoirs. It runs Australian and international short story competitions.
Once upon a time, writers wielded incredible power. The simple quill in the hands of a master, forged entire worlds replete with their own history, lore and grand adventures. Inspired by what could be and constrained only by their imagination, tales were seamlessly woven to create awe-inspiring tapestries of leather-bound print. Children and adults alike were propelled into a world every bit as real as the mundane constructs around them. In this world, our sensations were magnified. In this world, we could test our courage by standing with heroes against all odds for survival. In this world, we could rise to heights of remarkable greatness, solve seemingly impenetrable mysteries and truly grasp our destiny. In this world, hope would often arise fragile but at all times unbroken. In this world meaning was obtainable, and purpose indelibly understood. Yet the world of reality fought back. Alluring landscapes that once held the promise of inspiring and life-changing adventure, now lay forgotten. Children, who once dreamed of a life filled with passion, now wake up each day to a world that provides books every bit as dreary as the modern life we endure. We are bombarded with uninspired tales of agenda driven narratives. We are confronted with literary dross that is propelled to bestseller status by nothing more than powerful marketing systems. The promise that we would one day become kings, queens, warriors and heroes has been met with a harsh and repetitive reminder that the best we can hope for is a momentary distraction. But these worlds lay waiting still. Untouched by modern life and unharmed by the burdens we bear. Free of drifting political agendas, trends and social expectations. It is upon this idea that TaleBlade Press was founded. Forged upon the hope that epic and mesmerising tales will once again be readily available. That new worlds will be carefully crafted. That beautiful stories will once more become classics of the future. And that the long forgotten tales of old will be forever remembered as legendary.