The short story
Raven’s Quill Publishing is a small press founded by Marissa Frosch in 2019. Publishing books that will change lives with an emphasis on giving authors the support they need to get their books into the hands of true fans and give them the time to write more books.
Marissa got her Associates Degree in Marketing at Southern New Hampshire University before training to be a Certified Book Launch Coach. She’s also a Certified Story Grid Editor and plans to bring next-level storytelling to all the books published by Raven’s Quill Publishing.
She also writes fiction under the names Cameron J Quinn.
Marissa was a co-founder of Amphibian Press before shifting her focus to her own company.
The long version
I’ve wanted to be an author for as long as I can remember. As a child, I wrote stories, consumed stories as often and as quickly as I could. Life got in the way, the way life does, but I always came back to writing.
I discovered self-publishing in 2011. The same year I rediscovered my writing. In 2015 I wrote my first four books. I rewrote and edited them for 2016 releases. With a plan of writing the other six books for the serial as I launched those four.
After book one released, I was high on my marginal success. My friends and family enjoyed the book even if it wasn’t their genre of choice. However, as I marketed the book and feedback rolled in, I discovered something upsetting. The first being that I didn’t understand the different kinds of editors. There are five! Five different kinds of editors. I’d only used a copyeditor and a few betas. And second, my copyeditor was not a professional. Mine was her second or third project and she missed typos.
I was devastated.
I thought about starting over. I thought about quitting. What business did I have in publishing if I’d messed up this big on the first try? But the reviews kept coming and they were more positive than not. The bad ones though, all said the same thing. At first, I told myself they weren’t my target market. But the more reviews I got, the harder it was to ignore. My book was lacking. I needed help.
And then I remembered Shawn Coyne from The Creative Penn Podcast. I bought the Story Grid back when it came out but I found it hard to understand. The Podcast made it easier to study. I pulled my books from the market and set to work. I needed to improve my marketing ability but first, I had to improve my craft.
Now, three years later, I’m a Book Coach with certifications in Story Grid and Book Launch. I know how hard it can be to find honest people who can actually do what you need them to so you can write and sell your book. That’s why I created Raven’s Quill Publishing. I can help you get from idea to published book without worrying that you’re wasting your precious publishing budget. The best part? Is when you stop worrying about what you need to do next and can get back to writing.