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A Shout Out To Our Authors

Vinspire Header 2We’ve been in business for over fourteen years now, and we’ve been fortunate to work with some amazingly talented authors. We helped launch careers, have watched as authors have moved on to astounding success, and the awards have been plentiful.

Our books have been approved by the Catholic Writers Guild, have been finalists in major contests like the American Christian Fiction Writers and Romantic Times, have won awards from Readers Favorite, RWA chapters, Moonbeam Children’s Awards, Literary Classics, and more, and have been reviewed by School Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, Midwest Book Reviews, and more.

We have authors impacting today’s youth by speaking at schools and teaching at camps, authors that have now sold over 1,000,000 copies and 500,000 copies of their combined books ( not all of them were published by Vinspire), and authors who continue to amaze us with their perseverance, their drive to succeed, and their graciousness.

So, today, we celebrate our authors! We’re so thankful for each and every one of them and applaud each achievement!

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How Would You Like To Win?

As we’ve been saying on our website, we are putting together a HUGE giveaway for all of our newsletter subscribers. We’re giving away a Kindle Fire, books, gift certificates, and more, but the only way you can win is to be a member of our newsletter list! So go to our website at http://www.vinspirepublishing.com and sign up! It’s easy, and we only send out a newsletter once every month or two.

We’ve signed another licensing deal!

We’re happy to report that we’ve signed a three-year licensing deal with Tumbleweed Press, Inc. for its new endeavor which is to bring romance e-books to its subscription service.  Tumbleweed Press, Inc. operates Tumblebooks and Tumblebook Cloud, Jr. as well as AudioBookCloud and TumbleBookCloud and has a combined title of over 4,000 children’s, kids, young adult, and audio books available to public schools and libraries via its subscription service which can be found online at www.tumblebooks.com. Its new project will focus on romance titles, both young adult and adult.

The licensing deal involves twenty-six of Vinspire Publising’s titles, including the popular award-winning Penned in Time series by Pepper Basham, The Copper Series by Suzanne Woods Fisher who has sold a combined one million copies of all of her titles currently available, the popular Restless Spirit series by Jean Marie Bauhaus, and Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino which Booklist called “a sweet and pleasurable read.”

Titles will be made available to public libraries through the subscription service at a separate website location potentially after May 1, 2018, and additional titles from Vinspire Publishing’s catalog could be included at a later date.

We’re excited to be working with Tumbleweed!

Our One-Day Submission Event Was A Success!

For the past two and a half years, Vinspire Publishing has only been open to submissions by authors with agents. On August 1, 2017, we opened our doors to unagented submissions, and the response was overwhelming! In fact, we are just now sending out the final responses to the queries. We’ve also signed wonderful books by strong authors and have two more acceptances going out this week.

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To that end, later on this year, we will, once again, open to unagented submissions, but it will be with a twist. This time, we will focus on certain genres so that we can fill our catalog with the types of books we’re seeking.

So subscribe here for more information about when we’ll post and what we’ll be looking for, and when we make the announcement, you’ll be the first to know!

 

The Fallible Publisher

Humanity in Human

February 14th we celebrated our 14th anniversary in business. It’s been fourteen years since we opened the doors of Vinspire Publishing, originally named Vintage Romance Publishing. Over the years, we’ve had plenty of ups and downs. Sometimes, you take two steps forward and four steps back, but we move forward, always believing that we were in this for a reason.

This week has challenged us. Problems have arisen that we couldn’t have anticipated, but we’re working through them and pressing on. For behind the doors of Vinspire Publishing are humans that are not infallible, and the moment we start seeing ourselves as perfect is the very moment we fail as humans.

We believe in our authors, in their books, and their ability to achieve their dreams, and we’re proud to be a small part in their accomplishments. We’ve launched careers, allowed writers to hold their first published book in their hands, and have seen them soar beyond their own expectations. And that’s why we keep going.

Mistakes still happen even after fourteen years. Someone behind the scenes will push a wrong button. An initial will be left off of a header. A conversion won’t go as planned, and we’ll be scrambling to correct a book for a disappointed author. We’ll apologize and hope they believe we still have their best interests at heart. Because we are human. Hopelessly fallible and ever hopeful we can do better!

And we are thankful, grateful, and blessed for each and every one of those fourteen years. We look forward to many more!

Award-winning author of Angelhood, A.J.

Award-winning author of Angelhood, A.J. Cattapan, calls Healer by Susan Miura “an engaging young adult tale” and that’s just one of the many reasons you should read this book! #YA #inspirational http://ow.ly/GE5Z30hXUN2 http://ow.ly/i/ChfYE

Have you ever been drawn to a place, and

Have you ever been drawn to a place, and you don’t understand why? A Portal in Time by claire fullerton answers that question! http://ow.ly/Nqvi30hXUS8 The reviews don’t like! #paranormal #mystery http://ow.ly/i/Chgb5