Industry Related Posts Every Wednesday

Industry Related Posts Every Wednesday

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Accepting Submissions: Sisters Grimm

We are taking submissions for a fairy tale anthology, Sisters Grimm, beginning on Halloween 2017 until New Year's Eve 2017. Accepted submissions are requested to be between 250-1000 words. We are looking for dark fairy tales. Think Brothers Grimm. To be true to the title, we are accepting submissions from females only for this anthology. Each accepted piece will feature original artwork by Jessica Gadra and an original musical score by Nathan Moran. Due to the unique nature of Ubooks, each story, while part of the anthology, will stand on their own. Have a breakaway hit? You alone will reap the reward. Send completed tales to:  

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 2017 Uboof Releases: Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here are the February's Ubook releases! Enjoy.  
Strange things happen to Liza Brown. Buildings fall down. Libraries start on fire. But the strangest of all is him--the phoenix who expects her to drop everything and follow him. View The Freed Book edition here.

Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman is a prequel to Past Due, the first book in the Coulter Men series. In the series, each of the three Coulter brothers has his chance to tell his story and find his happily ever after. In this story, Angel, the broken girl who sets the stage for her sister’s tragedy, gets a chance to tell hers. View the Freed Book edition here.


Meet Grandma Becky. She's pulled up a chair at her kitchen table and set out her favorite mugs filled to the brim with her special hot cocoa. Stay awhile and hear some stories about the farm she grew up on, her family, and the many adventures they had. View the Freed Book edition here.
On Meadowbrook farms live three sheep, fifteen chickens and two little girls with their parents. So begins this delightful tale by Liz Daniels where playhouses come in all shapes and sizes, but don't necessarily last forever. Illustrated by Gail DiCarlo, music by Nathan Moran. View the Freed Book edition here.
A sad but quirky romance by Melanie Schulz where time is precious and life is something not to be missed. View the Freed Book edition here.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Grandpa's Bluetooth Release

Here it is: Grandpa’s Bluetooth by Milo James Fowler. I chose this story because the voice was incredible and the concept original. Enjoy.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Intro to Ubooks

Being Indie is all about innovation. That’s how we’ve turned this publishing world upside down. The Big Five don’t know what to do with us. We’re not rule followers. We make them up for ourselves. Which leads me to *Ubooks.

Basically, *Ubooks are books on video, where the words appear on the screen/device at reading pace. Most are enhanced with music. Some are narrated. It’s really a very simple idea, one that has far-reaching implications, because if books are on video, they can be any length and still be marketable. Think about it. Gone are the days when that amazing piece of flash sits in a file, waiting for ten more like it so it can be made into a collection and sold on Amazon for ninety-nine cents—which they get seventy percent of. With *Ubooks, it can be different, because *Ubooks are different. Because they’re free—gotta love Youtube—they’re the perfect medium for those shorter pieces. Can you see the possibilities? And because Ubooks are a seamless reading experience with musical enhancements, they’re not only free, and on a medium people are familiar with (Youtube), they’re a better product.  

For more information on submitting your story for *Ubook publication, check out  

-Melanie Schulz

*Patent-pending book format available only through Black and White Publishing Co.