Why We Started This Company
We have been involved in book publishing since the late seventies. We wanted to start a fiction publisher that was truly dedicated to developing writers, as we felt that too many publishers had become focused on blockbuster success without a commitment to the long term. Our model has proven to be very effective both in terms of growing writers' careers and showing that readers want this kind of publishing.
What Sets Us Apart
We believe we have a unique place in the publishing world. We're absolutely progressive and we put a premium on innovation, but we're also students and historians of publishing and believe there is much to be learned from what readers have always wanted.
Our Keys To Success
– Using our successful model – great title selection, dedication to author development, multiple publications by the same author, aggressive marketing – to expand into science fiction and fantasy. – Tremendous success in this area before. Aronica revived the Star Wars publishing program after years of dormancy, worked closely with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, and built the programs that made David Brin, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, and Neal Stephenson bestsellers.
– 33 titles published so far. – Multiple Kindle and Nook Top 100 bestsellers, including several in the top 20. – We are expanding because we have built an extremely profitable foundation and a model that we have proven to work. – The enormous success in science fiction and fantasy in our history makes it a natural for The Story Plant's expansion.