After-Action Report From Day 1 Of The Pitch Party, Etc.


Yesterday Semper Press announced in no uncertain terms that we’re capturing the eyes and ears of the writing world. 11 brave authors stepped up to the mic and put out the first lines of their manuscripts for public consumption as part of our 72-hour Semper Press First Three Lines Pitch Party! With so many great submissions already, we’re excited to see what will happen as more authors throw in their contributions. I confess to already having some favorites among the entries we’ve seen, but there will be plenty of time to sort all that out once the dust settles on Thursday evening, when we announce those who were chosen to submit first chapters or the full manuscript. You can’t win if you don’t play, so please spread the word and let people know about your submissions if you’ve already put in!

In other news, Carey Abbott/Tabitha Blake just finished up the first cover for Semper Press. I’m particularly excited about this, because I love the message the format sends about our brand. I think it’s unique, bold and clearly distinctive from anything else on the market, which of course is what Semper Press is all about! In addition to her duties as staff cover artist, Carey will be taking on some of the promotional and outreach responsibilities as our Communications Director, for which I’m grateful on a number of levels, not least of which because it gives me more time to work on the back-end infrastructure that is going to make Semper a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the publishing world.

Thinking of this: Today is the last day for our Indiegogo campaign! We’ve come a long way, but we have still a long way to go. If you have a couple of bucks you can spare to help us on our way, we’d really appreciate any assistance you can give. Spread the word, folks…because today’s the day we make history!

Everyone have a wonderful and productive Tuesday, and we’ll talk soon.


J.S. Wayne

Chief Executive Grand High Cat Herder

Semper Press


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