Copper Pen Press publishes original fiction in the genre of Mystery/Suspense/Crime.

We are a small, independent publisher and we intend to keep it that way. Our goal is to publish three to five titles per year. This means we must be very selective in what we publish. Our low publishing rate allows us to dedicate as much time as needed to each of our titles. If you publish with us, we will strive to make your book the best it can be.

We run a bare-bones staff to maintain overhead low. Most of our publishing needs can be met in-house, but when something comes up that we can’t accomplish while maintaining our high standards of quality, we go outside our building to trusted, established partners.

We never charge reading, editing, or publication fees. However, we expect all submissions to be professionally edited before we receive them. Unedited or poorly edited manuscripts will be rejected.

Digital printing and print on demand (POD) are changing the landscape of the publishing industry. No longer must publishers sit on boxes of books, hoping to sell enough to cover their investment. Most major publishers already use POD for backlists (older books available from a publisher’s catalog), but increasingly, POD is working its way into the forefront of publishing. Print on demand is no longer just for self-publishers.

Copper Pen Press intends to ride this wave of change, taking advantage of new publishing technology. All of our offerings won’t be POD, but when it makes sense for both us and our authors, we will use the digital approach.

In the coming years, we hope to become partners with the best storytellers in the world. If you are one of those storytellers we would like to hear from you.

Ron Hervey
Publisher, Editor-in-chief