Monday, May 13, 2013

An Interview with Clean Teen Publishing, a New Kind of Publishing Company, Plus a Wonderstruck Tote Giveaway!

A Note from Susan: I recently learned about a wonderful new publishing company called Clean Teen Publishing. If you’re a writer or hopeful writer of young adult books, you’ll definitely want to check out this interview we put together about Clean Teen Publishing’s new endeavors and how you could potentially be a part of the excitement! Plus, check out the terrific giveaway at the end of the interview.

Thank you, Susan, for having us on your blog. We are excited to be able to tell your amazing readers about our new publishing company: Clean Teen Publishing. CTP is a new Indie publishing company that publishes Young Adult and New Adult fiction. We opened our doors in late February of 2013. Since then, we have signed 4 authors, and we are looking forward to 3 upcoming new releases:

• Gabrielle Arrowsmith - Concealed in the Shadows (5/17/13)
• Cindy Saunders - Double Star (6/7/13)
Wonderstruck Anthology - (5/31/13) by multiple authors
• Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels - Night Marchers, Redemption, Project ELE, Finding ELE, Exposing ELE and Surviving ELE

We have additional author deals in the works as we speak now.

What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different for Readers? One of the things that makes CTP stand out from the crowd is our trademark rating system. All Young Adult genre books that are newly published through Clean Teen Publishing will have a rating attached to their book. This content rating is based on the following: Romance, Language, Violence and Drug/Alcohol Abuse. At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe that our readers deserve to know ahead of time what they are reading. We do not believe in censorship; we believe in the right to know. Every reader, no matter what their age is, has certain boundaries they don’t want to cross. Currently, there is no consistent rating system in place for books like there are for movies, music and video games. We believe by offering a wider range of disclosure about the content of our books, we will give readers of all ages and parents a stronger sense of comfort according to what lies between the pages.

With that said, we will not deem whether a book is appropriate or inappropriate for any particular age range. Our disclosure is simply for you to know what is in the book, and we leave it up to you to decide what you are comfortable with reading.

Below you will find an image of our current rating system. Please note that we only rate YA books. We currently have not determined the need to rate New Adult books. For more information on our ratings, please check out this link:

Here is what the rating looks like on our upcoming release of Concealed in the Shadows:

Did you know that Clean Teen Publishing offers the ability to order a rating for your self-published book? We also offer this content rating for other Indie publishing companies who want their YA books rated. For more information on how to order your rating, please check out this link:

What Makes Clean Teen Publishing Different for Authors? At Clean Teen Publishing, we believe our authors, who create new and amazing literary worlds, deserve to receive a large share of the profits that their art creates. We also believe that our authors deserve the support of quality editing, breathtaking covers and the power of a strong marketing presence behind them. As authors ourselves, we know that your writing comes from your heart and, in a sense, is a part of you. We will carefully protect that part of you and work hard to keep your creative vision alive.

Clean Teen Publishing is currently accepting submissions for Young Adult and New Adult novels. We are looking for well written YA (young adult) or NA (new adult) novels that are between 50,000 and 100,000 words. We are interested in stand alone books and we will accept submissions for previously self-published work (however, this may change in the future). Our ideal submission would be the first two books in a series or a novel and a novella that is a prequel to the novel. We are looking for something unique and breathtaking. For more information on our submission guidelines, check out:

Thank you Susan for hosting us!
~The CTP Crew: Rebecca, Courtney, Marya and Dyan


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1 comment:

  1. I love tote bags. And have lots of books to carry in it. Going to my new job that would be a great asset.


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