Jameson Strange Writing Associates (JSWA) is a small publishing imprint that allows independent writers to manage their contacts with book wholesalers; the only stipulation being that the indie author finances their acquisition of an ISBN through JSWA.
Generally speaking the owner of the ISBN is the representative of the author whose book adorns the particular ISBN. Negotiations between wholesalers and ISBN owners usually happens without the author being involved.
JSWA does not prescribe to that philosophy; pay for an ISBN and you’ll be involved in all discussions relating to the promotion and sales of your book.
The downside? There is one; it does mean that you’ll have to have Jameson Strange Writing Associates named as your publisher – unfortunately that is the way ISBNs work.
For you to use JSWA as your publisher, i.e. the purchase of a single ISBN, means you’ll have to pay £20. This covers the cost of the ISBN and the administrative work that will be required of JSWA to facilitate the contacts between all enquiries, whether they be book wholesalers, or any other contact, and you. Again, it’s unfortunate, but the initial contact (from whomever) will have to be through JSWA. After that point then it’s all up to you as JSWA will handover your discussions to you, for you to manage. Result! – like your work where you have full control, you’ll have full control over your dealings with the publishing industry – JSWA will not be after anything you make; the fee, as mentioned – £20 – is it. 🙂
There is more; barring the commercial stuff, JSWA is looking to create a community of fiction writers with the goal to publish, publicise and sell their works; then, where possible, use the income to promote the written word through writers and readers.
Why? It’s simple. The world is getting more communicative with the not so recent advent of social media. It is in the interests of those in charge to obfuscate all information.
The world needs a society of literary accomplished (it would be better that all are) because it will only be those with the communication skills that will be able to temper the desires of the elite.
JSWA promotes the attainment of literary accomplishment.
Contact me here if you’re interested in what we can achieve together.