For all who ask me about self-publishing their work (and there have been quite a few,) my quick response is, ‘Save yourself a lot of time and trouble. Get thee to Mill City Press!’ I have friends who have published elsewhere, and I’ve grown weary of listening to their tales of woe. My stock answer has been, ‘I told you so.’
I labored quite a few years on my baby, Devil’s Gold. As with most writers, to whom I should entrust my deathless prose was a critical issue with me. First and foremost, I wanted quality—a book that would dazzle and stand out big-time on a bookstore shelf next to the finest traditionally published works surrounding it. Secondly, I sought a publishing team that was smart, efficient, easy and fun to work with, and quick to respond (I found that MCP’s turnaround time was astonishing—way ahead of me most of the time.) Finally, I wanted value—production I could afford, and a really generous royalty arrangement.
There was no way I expected all these criteria to be met in one package. I was very wrong. Mill City Press is a remarkable organization, and their exceptional staff makes it so. Dang, what a fine group! I’m so proud of Devil’s Gold, have had wonderful success with the book, have received glowing comments on how great it looks, inside and out, and I never miss an opportunity to sing MCP’s praises. Thanks, guys, for making me look good!