About Mt. Sneffels PressWhen I looked around for options to self-publish the Broom series, I found that a number of houses available on the Internet offer to help self publishers. But they charge $1K to $2K setup fees, and then sell the books back to the authors for $10 to $15 apiece! By the time the poor authors sell these books, they’ve been marked up into the $30 range—much more than people want to pay. So…I did some research and decided I’d create my own small press. And I made it flexible. I’m pleased to say I’ve moved beyond self-publishing and into the micropress category. Mt. Sneffels Press now publishes Paul and Becky McCreary’s excellent Barbed Wire and Wildflowers. (See our catalog.) And I’m working with a couple other local authors who are preparing works for publication. The first Mt. Sneffels Press book, The Story of the Great American Flying Broomstick, Book 1: Genesis, was released in October, 2007. The sequel to Genesis is The Missing Wand, released July 4, 2008 at the Mensa Convention. And the third in the Broomstick series is FOG at the Crossroads, due in the first half of 2009. Be on the lookout!
Why “Mt. Sneffels?” Mt. Sneffels is the tallest peak in the Sneffels Range, which in turn is part of the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado. And, of course, the San Juans are part of the Rocky Mountains. Mt. Sneffels is an oddly-shaped mountain, nearly triangular, with a tiny bump at its tip. You can read about Mt. Sneffels in Wikipedia. And the photograph at the top and bottom of every page on this website is of Mt. Sneffels (and some companions), taken from my back porch.
The picture used in the official Mt. Sneffels Press logo (in the right hand column and used on the PayPal pages) was taken from a vantage point near Dallas Divide, on Colorado Highway 62 west of Ridgway, from approximately 38°05’39″N, 107°52’50″W.
Mt. Sneffels Press is a good old fashioned publishing house. We do everything: the page setup, the pre-press, contracting for printing, obtaining “real” ISBNs, and shipping. To see all the vendors we use, see the technology page.
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