Irish Digital Only Fiction Publisher Laucnhes
A new digital publisher has launched in Kildare. Tirgearr Publishing is (by our estimate) Ireland’s first digital-only publisher focused on fiction.
The company, founded by author Kemberlee Shortland, is primarily a publisher of adult genre fiction (from the look of the launch list primarily romance titles).
According to the company its business model, ‘dispenses with literary agents, gives authors a say when it comes to having their books produced, and pays fair market royalties.’
The launch list is already live with three titles and three more to be published by the end of June. Books will be published in all formats.
Despite being based in Ireland, the publisher hopes to work with authors from across the globe and says that its ‘editors work with authors on a one-on-one basis to ensure each book presented is of the highest quality … the publisher works side-by-side with authors to develop effective marketing plans and promotional programs, advising on career choices and forward career planning, and assist in setting up the author’s overall image.’
Tirgearr offers an intriguing insight into its pricing policy on their submissions page with a chart featuring suggested retail prices for given text lengths ranging from $1.99 for 9,000 words or less up to $4.99+ for novel length books in excess of 95,000 words.
Social media marketing is a large part of the company’s marketing plan and it already sports a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a Blogger site, a Tumblr blog, a YouTube Channel, and LinkedIn and StumbleUpon profiles.
Tirgearr’s Launch Titles:
Tutti-Frutti Blues, Dude Looks Like A Lady, and the 2-in-1 volume The Carmel Charmers Series, by award-winning romance author, Kemberlee Shortland
The Trouble With French Kisses, book one in The Trouble Series, by award-winning romance author, Kristi Ahlers
Man City by award-winning erotica author, C. Margery Kempe
The Secret of Narava, sequel to The Promise of Kierna’Rhoan, by award-winning author, Isabo Kelly
Rhythm of My Heart, book two in the Irish Pride series by Kemberlee Shortland
Beguiler, book two in the ABCs of S-E-X: Love by the Letter series, by award-winning author, Scarlett Valentine