Vanity Publishers

As some of you may know I’m a bit of a writer and I want to talk about Publish America (aka PA) or America Star Books (ASB).

I was part of a writing forum called AW (Absolute Writer – still am) and the consensus there, despite PA’s claims at the time, is that PA is a pay to play publisher – more accurately it’s a vanity publisher and a bad one.

Stardust Got in my Eyes

The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it’s a maiden, Yvaine.