Welcome to Inside the Publishing World Wednesday! Today I am spotlighting Skyrocket Press with an interview with its founder, Laurissa Reyes.
Skyrocket Press was founded in 2014 as a way to help authors wanting to self-publish achieve their goals. It began when a life-long friend of mine lost her husband to a sudden and unexpected illness. She was a talented writer, but had never had the opportunity to pursue publishing. We ran a Kickstarter fund to raise enough money to edit, design, and publish her first book, a collection of sci-fi short stories called Martian Goods.
Since then, I've worked with several other authors, offering affordable services and connecting them with professionals in the industry to help them create and publish top quality books. For the past four years, I've kept the business pretty private, but in 2018, Skyrocket Press is taking self-publishing to a new level.
We will continue to offer an array of reasonably priced author services, including developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, digital and print formatting, interior design, cover design, marketing, and ISBNs. We have a team of experienced editors and artists working together on every project to make sure each project reaches its fullest potential. New clients receive 10% off their first service.
In addition, Skyrocket Press has opened its first publishing imprint, which will publish and distribute non-fiction self-help and how-to e-books. This arm of our business follows the traditional publishing model, offering authors a generous 35% of net sales. Writers can submit their non-fiction manuscripts to Skyrocket Press for consideration, but we may also offer publishing contracts to our editorial/design clients if their project meets our criteria.
For details about Skyrocket Press's author services or how to submit to our non-fiction imprint, visit us at