London, United Kingdom, August 02, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Fair Trade publishing house Ghostwoods Books launched today with a slate of four new novels. Ghostwoods Managing Editor Tim Dedopulos: “Priding itself on ‘Great Books at Great Prices,’ Ghostwoods is committed to bringing readers the very finest new voices in fiction. As traditional publishing continues to disintegrate, Ghostwoods offers something older publishers never have – a genuinely fair deal for authors and readers alike.”
So what does Fair Trade publishing mean? “I drink a lot of coffee,” Tim said. “I’ve been impressed with the Fair Trade initiative, given how badly screwed coffee growers tend to be. Growing coffee takes years. So can writing and publishing a book.”
In practice, this translates to a 50/50 income share with authors. “If I can’t make my wages and expenses out of my half of the income, I don’t deserve to be publishing,” Tim said. “I’ve been writing for 20 years, and have more than 100 books out there. I’m determined to be the publisher I always longed to find.”
But Fair Trade extends to readers, too. “Traditional publishing is falling apart under the weight of its own greed,” Tim said. “Far too many companies have been unfairly avaricious for too long, complacent in their power as Gatekeepers of what gets published. The digital revolution has changed all of that. Readers are sick of being treated like stupid, naughty children. For the reader, Fair Trade means a great book, well written and fairly priced, prepared to full professional standard, free of crippling DRM. Every Ghostwoods book has been painstakingly laid out, proof-read, and then proof-read again.”
The Ghostwoods launch novels represent the best in modern fiction:
“All Lies and Jest” by Kate Harrad – http://www.gwdbooks.com/books/kateharrad – is a counter-culture thriller with a thick vein of dark humour.
“American Monsters” by Sezin Koehler – http://www.gwdbooks.com/books/sezinkoehler – is a post-modern feminist horror, and a savage indictment of rave culture.
“Ghost Patrol” by P.D. Jordan – http://www.gwdbooks.com/books/pdjordan – is a tense science fiction story, a game of psychological cat and mouse.
“SwitchFlipped” by Greg Stolze – http://www.gwdbooks.com/books/gregstolze – is an exciting urban fantasy about the very strange world lurking in the shadows of our own.
“This is an exciting time to be a reader,” Tim said. “It’s exciting for writers, too. I’m determined to bring the two together, as pleasantly and generously as I possibly can.”
Ghostwoods Books: http://www.gwdbooks.com
Tim Dedopulos: email@example.com
Greg Stolze: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Harrad: email@example.com
P. D. Jordan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sezin Koehler: email@example.com
Tim, and all four authors, are available for further questions, interviews and comments at the above email addresses.