First, I want to extend a very big thank you to all of you who helped us enjoy our one-year anniversary this last week. We're fortunate to have such a large group of supporters, and I'm also fortunate to have such a great team to work with. The Crossover Alliance wouldn't be what it is right now if it weren't for all the help each of them have poured into this company over the years.
I am excited to see what our second year holds. We have some exciting projects we hope to be able to execute this next year, including:
Acceptance of Short Stories
We are hoping to be able to start accepting short stories sometime in 2017. Right now, we've been focusing primarily on novels and novellas, but with the success of the short story anthologies - and the popularity of short stories and flash fiction - we are planning to jump into the game and finda way to both accept and publish quality short pieces.
Since the company's inception, we have been using Createspace to print and distribute our books. Our hope is to branch off from Createspace to a more independent printer/distributor. Createspace is great, don't get me wrong, but there are limited distribution options, book formats, and overall book control that I think we can possibly find better of by going with someone else. We'll announce more to all of you about this as we close in on a decent contender.
We have a lineup of awesome books rolling out in 2017, including Mark Carver's Age of Apollyon series, the final books in my Black Earth series and the start of my Expired Reality series, and Jess Hanna's The Road to Hell. We also have submissions we are currently reviewing from authors outside of the Crossover, and we hope to bring you all a terrific catalog of the best gritty Christian fiction around.
There are other projects we plan to unveil throughout the year, but we're keeping those close to our chest for now. Just know that we look forward to our second year with all of you and hope you enjoy each and every one of our books. And remember - reviews are an author's bread and butter. If you have enjoyed our books (or not), feel free to leave a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other sites when you get the chance.