Hello, Author! (Or future publishing success!) Are there books you’ve written taking up space on your hard drive instead of working for you? Then, welcome! We love books like that, because we love helping hardworking authors like you.
Not just the first run titles, or the newest ones. Your backlist ones, too.
So, purely out of curiosity, why haven’t you published those backlist books yourself? Is it because you don’t have the time / patience / inclination to do it, or maybe because you don’t know how? And frankly, you have no desire to learn? (Be honest. It’s okay. We’re all friends here. We get you.)
We’re a little weird here. We love books and reading, and we love to write, but what we love most is seeing books come to life.
Graphics, typesetting, layout, and fonts have been a part of owner Kellie Sharpe’s life since kindergarten. It was never enough to read a book; she wanted to know how the words got to the page and how the pages stayed together and who made the covers and how did the book get to the reader, and . . . and . . . and . . . .
You get it.
We Love Books
Knowing there are books no longer under contract and are no longer available makes us sad. So we’re here to bring those books back for you, if you prefer not to do it yourself.
We are currently considering submissions for 2018 release. If you hold the rights to a backlist title you’d like us to see, tell us about it here. We are primarily interested in fiction but will consider all submissions.
No erotica, please. Lotsa other publishers around who can handle that for you. But thanks for thinking of us.
We are also now accepting first-run titles on a limited basis. If you have an unpublished novel you’d like us to consider, contact us HERE.
Okay, so this is the obligatory “About Us” page. If you want to know the real story of how we came to be, click here: The Real Story.
Why Salt Run?
Salt Run is an actual place, an estuary in Florida that lies at the foot of the St Augustine Lighthouse tower. It’s a place where fresh and salt water meet, where new life begins and is supported by resources left by the life that went before.
Everything is important in Salt Run. Everything serves a purpose. Everything contributes to both the new life and the old.
This is exactly how an artist creates new work. The creative spirit is born in the first works, fed by subsequent works, and constantly renews itself in everything he or she does.
Therefore, an author’s first titles are as important as current releases, because they brought that author to where he or she is today. As the backbone of an author’s success, backlist titles deserve the same attention and care of a first-run book, and at Salt Run Publishing, that’s what we do.
We want to see authors reap the benefits of their hard work. Books are the wonderful manifestations of the author’s spirit and love for the craft, and backlist titles are the reader’s opportunity to explore a new “favorite” author they’ve discovered from a first-run title.
We want to readers to gobble up everything their favorite authors have written. By nurturing the backlist with the respect it deserves, we can help make that happen.