Founded in late 2012 by published author Ashley Ruggirello, REUTS Publications entered the world of publishing with an industry-changing bang. Backed by an enthusiastic team of author, readers, designers and editors, REUTS (creatively labeled a publishing "agency") gives back to the aspiring authors whose stories cross the publishing tables. with REUTS, authors are given a completely new relationship with their publisher– a friendship. The best collaboration happens when like minds, with like goals come together. That's what you get with REUTS.
After the founding authors were left with a bitter taste in their mouth
going the traditional publishing route, REUTS was birthed. From the
beginning with querying, all the way through publication, REUTS offers new
authors the very things missing from a more traditional experience: it
incorporates the very things the founders always wanted from their
Now, what is a publishing "agency"? This refers to the design-heavy
elements REUTS incorporates into the titles in their collection. Their
website states: "We focus more on the production of a title, than the
actual printing. The publishing industry is changing, and we’re adapting
to that evolution. With Print-On-Demand services, books now have the same
opportunities for recognition and distribution as they once only had with
a traditional print run." But this is a temporary solution for the REUTS
future. Founder Ashley reassures: "We aim for a traditional relationship
with a printer in the near future, but we're a small company. We start
small, but aim big, and with the enthusiasm and passion our team members
have for this movement, there's no way we can fail!"
REUTS has one big difference to set them a part from other publishing
companies: each member of its staff works pro bono (or on a volunteer
basis). To Ashley, this is evidence that people want a change in such a
locked-tight industry. "When you have people passionate enough to offer up
their talents to a new startup, a movement within such a prestigious
industry, it shows me we're on the right track. People want to help others
recognize their dreams, and make those dreams reality. In all honesty, I
couldn't do REUTS without their help."
How does this help aspiring authors? REUTS is geared towards those who
have been discouraged with the querying process (either not hearing back,
receiving rejections, or just plain ol' impersonal responses), as well as
those considering self-publishing. See REUTS as the middle man: since they
don't charge a penny signed as a REUTS author, you reap the benefits of
professional-level publication tools, all the while receiving royalties
well above the industry standards. As stated from their website: "We want
the profits to go back to you, the authors– you put the long nights and
hard work into the story, you deserve to reap the benefits."
At the moment there are a couple titles in production with REUTS. Ashley
urges avid readers to be on the lookout, late 2013 / early 2014 for the
first title to be revealed and available for purchase.
What are you waiting for? Join the movement– Get REUTED in a good book!
REUTS is currently having a giveaway on their Facebook page in which there would be 2 winners: 1 winner will receive a critique and another will receive a unique book design. You can enter their giveaway HERE.
(Top part is not written by me)