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Monday, June 18, 2012


Within the past week, my fellow editor at Grit City Publication decided to bow out. She didn't have the time to commit to GCP anymore, and I respect her decision and will miss her greatly. After learning this news, however, I suddenly felt a weight fall on my shoulders as I became the sole editor with the company.

Thankfully, the creator of GCP came to the rescue. He had been chatting with two other editors that were interested in joining our team and was already in the process of bringing them into the fold. Soon, we should have three editors in total for Grit City Publications. What a relief! One of these editors has already reached out to talk to me, and he seems extremely enthusiastic, passionate, and intelligent. I think he will do great in this new position and am excited to be working alongside him. I haven't had the opportunity to talk to the other editor yet, so I can't say much about him, but I trust the creator of GCP.

Besides taking away some of my anxiety, these additions to the team are a good sign for the company. It means that we are growing and emotobooks are starting to catch on. We are receiving more submissions than just two editors could handle, which is great! Hopefully this trend continues and we will soon be at our short-term goal of ten editors, with enough work to spread around!

Until then, I am still very excited about the future of the Emotobooks Revolution.

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  1. I considered sending a MS to GCP, but when I saw this: "Note: If you do not have a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, you are not taking your career seriously and GCP is not interested. 200 followers are required on each." I was dumbstruck!
    Not taking my career seriously because I don't have an arbitrary online presence set by a publisher?
    That seems incredibly harsh.

    1. Eric,
      Great to hear from you! Grit City Publications publishes emotobooks, which are a type of ebook that combines fiction with custom abstract art. In order to get the word out about your ebook, it is important to have an online following. More and more, social media is becoming a powerful marketing and networking force that cannot be ignored. Grit City is focused on giving your book the most exposure possible, and using social media is vital to that mission. Because we don't spend part of your earnings on a marketing team, each member of the creative team (author, editor, and illustrator) is required to actively promote your book on Twitter, FB, G+, and any other networks that you are a part of. This way, we can all succeed.

      If you would like to talk more about this, please feel free to email me at