I know what you’re thinking. An author has good things to say about their publisher? Shocking, right? But I promise, this isn’t a gun to the head obligatory endorsement here ladies and gents. I’m telling you, these guys are the real deal. I call them the People’s Publisher for a reason.
Here’s a quote from their about page:
When that happened, our goal changed: Five Count Publishing is now a company that is looking to help those aspiring authors who may not have the means or resources to edit, format, and publish their works.
Sounds too good to be true right? Well I promise you it’s not. First of all, one thing that makes this company stand out from the pack is that they’re a family operation. These are good people trying to help out the little guy. It’s a rare thing in the publishing industry. After a quick pitch on the phone with Ritch Bentley, he told me to send over my manuscript and he’d take a look at it when he finished going through Driftwood, his father Ray Bentley’s first novel.
I will be the first to admit, I’m a very paranoid person. I don’t trust easily, but they were patient with me and let me jump through all the hoops I felt necessary before I could work with them worry free. Once that was done the edits began and, let me say, Ritch is good. I never felt like he was talking down to me, or nitpicking for no reason. Everything the man brought up had a valid point, and I was lucky to have such a good editor.
In my opinion, of all the things an author loves making their work better is at the top of the list.
Don’t believe me? Check them out for yourself. If there are any aspiring writers out there thinking of throwing in the towel, I recommend getting in touch with these guys before you make that decision.
On that note, I’ve said all I have to. Looking at their website will give you all the answers you need.
Before I sign off, I do want to hear about your experiences in the publishing industry. Good, bad, indifferent, anything. In the comments below share some stories about your encounters with agents, editors whoever.
We can all look back and have a laugh over it together.
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