Note from me: Below is the start of a week long blog post about the new publishing company titled Clean Teen Publishing. I truly LOVE this idea, not because I want to censor books, NOT in the least. In fact, I am against censorship, but I am in favor of options! I see Clean Teen Publishing as a viable option, and am excited for this company. I wish them all the success in the world.
Clean Teen Publishing
We are excited to be able to tell your amazing readers about our new publishing company: Clean Teen Publishing. CTP is a new Indie publishing company that publishes Young Adult and New Adult fiction. We opened our doors in late February of 2013. Since then we have signed 5 authors and we have published 9 books and we have another book release scheduled for next week:
• Gabrielle Arrowsmith- Concealed in the Shadows (Available Now)
• Wonderstruck Anthology- (Available Now) by multiple authors.
• Cindy Saunders- Double Star (Available Now)
• Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels- Night Marchers, Redemption, Project ELE, Finding ELE, Exposing ELE and Surviving ELE. (Available Now)
• Jon Messenger- Wind Warrior (6/14/13)
We have additional author deals in the works as we speak now.
What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different For Readers? One of the things that makes CTP stand out from the crowd is our trademark rating system. All Young Adult genre books that are newly published through Clean Teen Publishing will have a rating attached to their book. This content rating is based on the following: Romance, Language, Violence and Drug/Alcohol Abuse. At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe that our readers deserve to know ahead of time what they are reading. We do not believe in censorship; we believe in the right to know. Every reader, no matter what their age is, has certain boundaries they don't want to cross. Currently there is no consistent rating system in place for books like there are for movies, music and video games. We believe by offering a wider range of disclosure about the content of our books, we will give readers of all ages and parents, a stronger sense of comfort according to what lies between the pages.
With that said, we will not deem whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for any particular age range. *Our disclosure is simply for you to know what is in the book and we leave it up to you to decide what you are comfortable with reading.
Below you will find an image of our current rating system. Please note that we only rate YA books. We currently have not determined the need to rate New Adult books. For more information on our ratings please check out this link: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/content-disclosure.html
Did you know that Clean Teen Publishing offers the ability to order a rating for your self-published book? We also offer this content rating for other Indie publishing companies who want their YA books rated. For more information on how to order your rating, please check out this link: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/order-a-rating-for-your-book.html
What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different For Authors? At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe our authors, who create new and amazing literary worlds, deserve to receive a large share of the profits that their art creates. We also believe that our authors deserve the support of quality editing, breathtaking covers and the power of a strong marketing presence behind them. As authors ourselves, we know that your writing comes from your heart and, in a sense, is a part of you. We will carefully protect that part of you and work hard to keep your creative vision alive.
Clean Teen Publishing is currently accepting submissions for Young Adult and New Adult novels. We are looking for well written YA (young adult) or NA (new adult) novels that are between 50,000 and 100,000 words. We are interested in stand alone books and we will accept submissions for previously self-published work (however, this may change in the future.) Our ideal submission would be the first two books in a series or a novel and a novella that is a prequel to the novel. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. For more information on our submission guidelines, check out: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/submissions.html
~The CTP Crew: Rebecca, Courtney, Marya and Dyan
Find More from Clean Teen Publishing:
Facebook: Clean Teen Publishing, Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Cindy Saunders, Jon Messenger, ELE Series, Night Marchers Series, Strong Image Editing (Cover Designer), Cynthia Shepp (Editor)
Amazon: Concealed in the Shadows by Gabrielle Arrowsmith, Double Star by Cindy Saunders, Wonderstruck (A Clean Teen Publishing Anthology), Project ELE and Night Marchers by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
June 14, 2013: Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger
June 14, 2013: Wind Warrior by Jon Messenger