Monday, August 10, 2009

Musing Monday Response... Again

This week's Musing Mondays question is:

Do you have a favourite publishing house -- one that puts out books that you constantly find yourself wanting to read? If so, who? And, what books have they published that you've loved? (question courtesy of MizB)

I could only, off-hand, think of favorites I have in the YA genres.

I think that Simon Pulse does really great books--both in the light, fun, teen contemporary melodrama sub-category and the heavy, drug-using, seedier-side-of-life teen contemporary drama sub-category. I kind of have a wannabe-author crush on them... I think my Work-in-Progress novel series could fit in their list well and yearn for them.

I also read quite a few that are printed by Speak (a YA imprint of Penguin Publishing)... but a lot of that is due to their rock-bottom prices ($7-$9) for trade paperback quality books. They've also got a good stable of reliable authors that they work with, so I tip my hat to them.

All that being said, I don't specifically seek out books by either of these publishers, it's more that Simon Pulse will advertise other books you might like in the backs of their books (which is kind of a nice feature) and the Speak books I notice by their branding when I flip them over and check out the great pricing on the backs of their books.

What about you? Do you play favorites?

5 comments:

Bluestocking said...

I generally don't notice publishers. Monday Morning Update 6

Susan B. Evans said...

I don't know anybody who pays any real attention to publishers when choosing a book. Here's my response.

gautami tripathy said...

Publishing Houses don't matter much for me either!

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Michael said...

Hi Heather, caught the mention about your WiP. How is that shaping up? Are you writing against any deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise?

Literature Crazy said...

@Michael - I have a draft of it all laid down, now I'm in the revising stage to send out for the grueling query gamut.

(Thanks for asking!)