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On August 1st, the world will change.

Millions will die.

The unlucky survivors will be forced to live in a darker world.

The sun will still be there, but it will not shine. There will be rainclouds, but no rain.

The grass will die. Trees will wither. Crops will rot.

And scattered throughout the world will be people hanging onto what little life they have left.

Endever Publishing Studios is proud to present a serial novel that will debut on August 1st, 2016. Keep checking back here for more details.

And don’t forget to take cover…

Editing and Critique Services Being Offered

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All authors are gods in their own eyes. We think our work is the greatest thing produced under the sun, until someone comes around and points out the many flaws in our “flawless” work.

Hopefully you’re not like me and require multiple people pointing out your flaws until you finally swallow the bitter pill of humility and say, “Yeah, you’re right. My work isn’t nearly as amazing as I thought it was.”

And I’m not just talking about bad grammar or typos, either. I’m talking about the overall structure of your story, and even the story itself. Maybe it’s a good idea, but the execution needs a major revamp. Or maybe the execution is brilliant, it’s just that, what’s the whole point? What’s the story arch? What’s this brilliant piece of work even about?

Because it’s hard to get honest and tough feedback from friends and family members, I’m offering editing services, proofreading, and/or critiques for your unpublished manuscript. If you are interested in having me look at your project, please don’t hesitate to get ahold of me at author.andrewtoy@gmail.com. At that point we can discuss pricing options and what exactly you’d like for me to do for your manuscript.

I have over five years of editing/proofreading/publishing consultations under my belt. And there’s a perk for choosing me as your editor – if I see enough potential in your manuscript, I just might consider it for publication under my publishing company, Endever Publishing Studios.

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Hope you all have had a great weekend! Here’s Lynn on submitting your manuscript to Endever Publishing Studios, LLC.

We’ve enjoyed what we’ve received so far, and a few submissions are up for serious consideration, but we’re still open. Happy submitting and good luck!

Writers, Here’s How to Submit Your Manuscript

Hello writers. It was brought to my attention recently that I failed to put the link to my publishing company’s site so you can submit your manuscripts for us to consider for publication. I’m sorry about that.

Here’s what you do:

Go to Endever Blog

Go to the link at the top that says, “How to Submit.”

And follow the instructions.

All we really require at first is just a quick 2-3 sentence pitch as though you caught us in the elevator. Throw us your idea to endeverpublishing@gmail.com. If we like what we hear, we’ll ask you to submit a 4-5 minute video of you describing your work to us, along with a “back cover” written description of your book.

Happy submitting!

Authors, Send in Your Submissions!

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My publishing studio has just opened up for more submissions.

Check out Endever’s blog and peruse through the new menu options at the top. There, you’ll find an expansion on our mission and method, updated personal bios on me and my colleague Lynn, detailed information on how to submit, and a snippet of of our upcoming projects.

We know how it is to submit endless amounts of queries to agents and search ruthlessly for publishers in hopes that they’ll even look at your submission. Endever Publishing Studios, LLC is a safe and reliable publishing home for authors.

We’re currently looking books in any genre. If you have submitted to us before and we rejected your proposal, please know that you are always free to resubmit different ideas.

Normally we accept manuscript ideas and even partial manuscripts, and we still do. But we want to put an emphasis on any manuscript that is completed, even if it’s just a first draft since we have room in our circulation right now.

Maybe you’re not a writer, but everyone knows one. So share this post on your social media sites and get your writer friends to submit so we can consider taking a chance on them.

Have an awesome Friday, and remember, just because it’s the weekend doesn’t mean you quit working – it’s the time to invest in life-enriching work.

Meet Contestant 3: Eric Dill

Now it’s time to meet Contestant 3, Eric Dill. After reading his short bio, head over to Endever’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite contestant. Remember, please vote only once, or else your votes will be disqualified and not counted. 

12038194_10153704291739668_8168426515496197139_nEric Dill is a busy husband, father, and student who retreats from the craziness of life by losing himself in worlds of words—whether his own, or those created by master world-builders whom he admires. It doesn’t matter if the world is contained in 500 words or 500,000, if it is compelling he is sure to want to experience it. His genres of choice are fantasy and science-fiction (in that order). He lives with his wife of five years, daughter of three, and crazy German Shepherd in Western North Carolina.

Eric’s personal blog can be found at wispsofsmokeblog.wordpress.com, and is an eclectic mix of short fiction, poetry, and art. Although begun on a whim, it has quickly became a place for him to release ideas into the wild and to express pent-up emotions. It is both exciting and cathartic to express himself in words for others to read.

The development of “The Depression in the Woods” actually happened fairly spontaneously. There is, in fact, a large depression in the woods behind his parent’s home. As a child, that place possessed an air of mystery and magic. So the “geographic” element of it is based, however loosely, in real life. The “emotional” element is likewise based in his own struggles. It wasn’t until he was about halfway through the story that he realized both elements were in play. The word-play was a “happy accident” one might say, and helped to give the story its depth.

Click here to read and vote for Eric’s story and vote for him simply by clicking the “Like” button.

Also, don’t forget to check out our other two finalists, Megan Griffiths and Jared Johnson.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 13!

The Grisham Challenge, Book 2: The Firm

403coverI read John Grisham’s The Firm back in high school for class. For an assigned book, I remember being pretty impressed. But as a high schooler, I didn’t allow myself to fully accept how awesome an assigned book could be.

Having just read it again as an adult as part of the Grisham Challenge, I’ve got to say that this book is now considered one of my desert island books. Couldn’t. Stop. Reading. It.

No wonder John Grisham gained such a heavy and substantial following with the release of this book. Even if all the circumstances in the book aren’t completely believable, it’s sure one heck of a fun read!

Imagine getting your dream job, and not only that, but they pay you out the nose, with virtually unlimited vacation time – paid in full – money for a down payment on a house, a company car, the works. That’s the sort of job our protagonist signs up for. But unfortunately he comes to realize that it really was all too good to be true and nothing – absolutely nothing – is as good as it seems.

There’s very little violence in this book – maybe a page worth, but the drama and suspense runs at virtually a 10 from page one. Grab ahold of this Grisham thriller and dazzle yourself.

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