Out of Chaos by Elle Mott – Now Available Worldwide

Out of Chaos by Elle MottOut of Chaos by Elle Mott is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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Out of Chaos is a harrowing true story of choices and consequences.

As a teenager, Elle Mott descended into hopelessness. Her life as a criminal and a vagrant led her deeper into the darkness. Balancing multiple identities, the more secrets she kept, the more lies she needed. She sheds personas, rebelling against who she was and who she’s becoming, but thousands of hitchhiked miles can’t distance her from the crushing expectations of her great-grandmother’s legacy.

Until she surrenders to herself, she will never find her way out of chaos.

Elle Mott is an established writer, living in Northern Kentucky. You can learn more about her on her website, www.ElleMottAuthor.com.

“Elle Mott doesn’t sugarcoat,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “Instead, she gives us an intimate, unflinching look at transiency, alcoholism, and the chaos of identities constantly uprooted.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

French Leave by Francoise Bartram – Now Available Worldwide

French Leave by Francois BartramFrench Leave by Francoise Bartram is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

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This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.

First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

Francoise Bartram was born in France. She lived near Paris until she moved to the United States to join her husband, a member of the U.S. Air Force. She now lives in Columbus, Ohio.

The manuscript and book concept were developed with assistance from Brad Pauquette. The cover design was crafted by Cate Labish.

“French Leave is the type of book that takes you along for the ride,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “Claire’s snappy personality leaves the reader drinking wine in the kitchen deciphering clues, dodging bullets, and deep-sighing over family antics.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review on Goodreads and your favorite retailer.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.

Coming Soon from Boyle & Dalton

We have three titles that will drop to retailers worldwide in the next three weeks. We’re excited to share these titles with the world!

French Leave by Francois Bartram

French Leave by Francoise Bartram

This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.

First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

Available everywhere July 31!

Out of Chaos by Elle MottOut of Chaos by Elle Mott

A harrowing true story of choices and consequences.

As a teenager, Elle Mott descended into hopelessness. Her life as a criminal and a vagrant led her deeper into the darkness. Balancing multiple identities, the more secrets she kept, the more lies she needed.

She sheds personas, rebelling against who she was and who she’s becoming, but thousands of hitchhiked miles can’t distance her from the crushing expectations of her great-grandmother’s legacy.

Until she surrenders to herself, she will never find her way out of chaos.

Available worldwide on August 9!

John Wiley An Inconvenient HerdAn Inconvenient Herd by John Wiley

Someone lets Farmers cows out. Fueled by idealism and curiosity, the herd follows a bike path into the big city, chasing a dream of a new way of life. The good-natured cattle make lots of friends, but life in town is complicated. They encounter religion, local politics, and manicured lawns. Meanwhile, Farmer is frantically searching for the wayward cows, racing to save them from the perils of celebrity and the urban machine before it’s too late.

This laugh-out-loud comedy will leave you reconsidering your next steak dinner! Available from retailers everywhere on August 18!

More Titles Coming Soon

We have more titles coming this fall, including books from Daniel Amedee, Richard Alumbaugh, Tobin Marks and R.K. Blessing. Stay tuned!

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We are open for submissions. Get the details and instructions for submitting here.

COVER RELEASE: An Inconvenient Herd by John Wiley

John Wiley An Inconvenient Herd

We are pleased to release the cover of John Wiley’s amazing book, An Inconvenient Herd.

Someone lets Farmers cows out. Fueled by idealism and curiosity, the herd follows a bike path into the big city, chasing a dream of a new way of life. The good-natured cattle make lots of friends, but life in town is complicated. They encounter religion, local politics, and manicured lawns. Meanwhile, Farmer is frantically searching for the wayward cows, racing to save them from the perils of celebrity and the urban machine before it’s too late.

“We’re roamers. In our dreams we’re always on the move, moseying here and there. It’s because of the way we are that people had to invent fences in the first place.” -Number 74

Look for this comical, thought-provoking novel from retailers worldwide on August 18, 2018!

Coming Soon: French Leave by Francoise Bartram – July 31, 2018

French Leave by Francoise Bartram will hit bookstores worldwide in print and digital editions on July 31, 2018.

This cozy mystery follows Claire, a spunky but bored ghostwriter living in a small city in Ohio.

French Leave by Francois BartramFirst Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

French Leave will be available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, iTunes, Kobo and more next week!

Early readers love this cozy mystery.

“French Leave builds an original plot filled with twists and turns and laugh-out-loud humor. A good read that I highly recommend.”
Rosalie Linver Ungar
Author of In a Heartbeat

 

“A maelstrom of twists, turns, and surprises that leave the reader (and Claire, the heroine) guessing until the end…a must-read.”
Rose Ann Kalister
Author of Sister of Saidnaya

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Rose Ann Kalister Brings Her Rich, Vibrant Heritage to Life on the Page

Sister of Saidnaya captures the story of a girl who immigrates to America from Syria with her parents in the 1920s.  The saga chronicles her challenges to assimilate as a young woman, and her challenge to preserve her heritage with her children as she grows older.

While it’s a fictional account, Rose Ann Kalister, the author, modeled the story after her own family, and their experience growing up in the Ohio Valley.

“I grew up being asked ‘What are you?’” Kalister explained. “When I gave up trying to explain, I took the questioner to my home. Mother hugged my friend, put sweets in front of her, and asked where her family was from.”  Kalister’s book answers the same question with a rich, compelling, dynamic story of life in America in the 20th century.

Much of Kalister’s research came from her family, including her brother Charlie. “Many readers said they knew little about Syrian people even though there were Mediterranean people in their community.”  By combining her rich cultural heritage with her gifts as a storyteller, Kalister wove a story that illuminated a culture that is relatively unknown, despite frequent mentions in the media.

Kalister is an award-winning playwright, and her experience shines through the page with skillful, poignant dialog that brings her scenes to life. Kalister said that the reactions to her book have been tremendously positive and enthusiastic. And her online reviews agree.

She credits the excellent reception to the book in part to the production team of her publisher, Boyle & Dalton. “Before Brad Pauquette’s developmental edits, my improvements had stalled and I didn’t know why,” Kalister explained of her writing process.  “Pauquette’s thoroughness, clarity, problem solving, and honesty in the second edit helped me apply my narrative and dramatic skills. Emily Hitchcock’s understanding and suggestions were no small part of the production process.”

And as for Rose Ann’s reaction when she first held her book in her hands—“Incredulous, relieved, and happy.”

Sister of Saidnaya is available from all major retailers in print and digital formats.  Find it on Amazon here, or Barnes & Noble, or ask for it at your favorite bookstore.

Cover Release: French Leave by Francois Bartram

French Leave by Francois Bartram

French Leave, a cozy mystery, is due for release this summer!

First Claire finds cryptic messages written in a foreign language she doesn’t recognize.  Then a mysterious package arrives. When her estranged French aunt shows up on her doorstep only to suddenly disappear again, Claire’s world begins to dissolve.

Amidst her self-obsessed boss, a mysterious oil tycoon, nosy neighbors, and an active police investigation, something strange is happening in town and Claire is stuck in the middle of it.

Here’s what some of our advance readers had to say:

“French Leave builds an original plot filled with twists and turns and laugh-out-loud humor. A good read that I highly recommend.”
– Rosalie Linver Ungar, Author of In a Heartbeat

 “A maelstrom of twists, turns, and surprises that leave the reader (and Claire, the heroine) guessing until the end…a must-read.”
– Rose Ann Kalister, Author of Sister of Saidnaya

Stay tuned for release details! Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter to stay up to date.

Correcting the Publishing Imbalance

The influence that traditional publishers hold now far outweighs their power. It’s time to correct that imbalance, and restore the publishing relationship to a symbiotic author-publisher collaboration.

Not long ago, big publishers controlled assets that you needed. That’s why they got to be the gatekeepers to the world of publishing, and writers groveled for whatever scraps they might offer us.

But with the advent of digital technology, you don’t need a big publisher in order to gain access to markets and retailers. You don’t need a publisher’s big capital to print your book.

You can get your book out to retailers without them.  You don’t need their connections, you don’t need their logistics or warehouses, and you can market your own book (which, frankly, they would expect you to do anyway). With e-books and print-on-demand technology, the success of your book is not based on your financial ability to print thousands of copies up front.

Their power is gone. So why do we still tolerate their influence?

The power of the Big-5 publishing companies remains only as long as we collectively, voluntarily give them this undue deference.

So let’s stop, let’s correct the imbalance.

But that doesn’t mean that we should throw out the system entirely. The publishing process was carefully honed over decades, centuries even, to produce the best, most marketable books with the most precise and efficient application of energy. Your book needs that.

Your book still needs to be well written. Your book still needs to be well produced.

And that’s the vision that Boyle & Dalton was built upon.  Let’s correct the imbalance without reacting and rejecting all of the things we’ve learned.

We vet manuscripts for quality before we accept them for publication. And then we ask the author to contribute to the cost of producing the book.

In a traditional arrangement, as long as the publisher is fronting all of the money, they carry all the risk and once again sit in a position of power to dictate to authors what will and won’t be successful.  It is the publisher’s prerogative to only accept what fits their narrow profitability landscape, and to tell everyone else to go pound sand.

You want to contribute to the cost of the production of your book, not just because you’ll increase your royalty rate by 10x, but because it equalizes the power structure. It restores the author-publisher arrangement to a symbiotic relationship of collaboration, rather than a employer/employee relationship.

By correcting the financial imbalance, we can form a true relationship with our author as equal partners.

You have this manuscript that is good. We have these skills which will catapult your manuscript to achieve its maximum potential. We’re both taking a financial risk, and we’re both invested in the success of this manuscript. That makes sense, right?

And that’s how hybrid publishing with Boyle & Dalton works. And that’s how we can pay royalty rates that are 10x the industry standard rate.  And that’s how books like The Black Lens win Writers’ Digest annual grand prize.

We’re building the future of publishing. We’re building a new world, without forgetting the lessons we learned in the old one.

Today, we’re looking for new authors to partner with. If you have a manuscript, let’s start a conversation.

Photo by Murray Barnes – used with permission (Creative Commons)

The Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly by Shirley Swindle – Now Available Worldwide

The Adventures of Annie & Ellie-BellyThe Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide.

Find it on BarnesandNoble.com here or Amazon here, or ask/search for it at your favorite retailer, online or in store.

Based on true events, this touching story of two young girls living through the Great Depression, making their own fun out of nothing, will warm your heart.

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Shirley Swindle is a retired educator, and brought her love of story to the page with this delightful historical narrative.  The book is based on true stories Shirley was told by her mother.

“The Adventures of Annie and Ellie-Belly is the kind of book you want to tell people about,” Emily Hitchcock, COO of Boyle & Dalton, said. “I’m excited that today is the day this fantastic book is available for readers to enjoy.”

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving a review.

Boyle & Dalton is actively seeking excellent manuscripts for publication. Writers and agents can learn more here.