Interview with Erik Shein
March 18, 2019
Hosted by Mary Nickum
Erik Shein is a Visionary, Novelist, Entrepreneur and Animal Welfare Advocate. He started his writing career with Sterling Publications and is the author and co-author of over 30 nonfiction and fiction books. He is the owner of the Creative Asset Company, Arkwatch Holdings, LLC and the founder of the Arkwatch Foundation. Erik tells us about writing nature fantasy and his book, Thunder, an Elephant’s Journey...
Saguaro Books Radio Hour
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The Saguaro Books Radio Hour is about all aspects of publishing middle grade and young adult fiction. We discuss writing, editing, promotion, value of critique groups, interview some of our authors, have readings from some of our titles, interview local authors who have not published with us and interview other publishers of comparable size.
I am an author and publisher. My idea to found Saguaro Books, LLC resulted from the difficulties I experienced as a first-time author seeking a publisher. I realized there needs to be a publisher who works directly with authors, excluding agents. Saguaro Books, LLC is just such a publisher. We work specifically with authors who have never published before. We carefully look at each submission for writing style and story development. We work with the authors we select to make the work the best it can be. We use a standard publishing model based on a contract and pay royalties twice per year. We offer a twenty percent royalty, higher than any of the larger publishers. We have twenty-eight titles in our published catalog, with five more coming this year. We were selected as a PAL publisher with the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators. PAL means “Published and Listed.”