Talk of the Tavern Publishing Group is a motley assortment of crazy writers with a shared passion. Talk of the Tavern is a writers’ conversational cooperative dedicated to creating and publishing high-quality non-fiction and fiction of all genres and styles, created by the most laid back perfectionists in the business.
Our writers are a collective of people whose writing we love. Not just like. Love. Those who write books that deserve readers, whose rejections make us howl in disbelief, whose writing is so good you could do an Annie Wilkes just to read more – them. These are your people. Find them. Keep them. (We just don’t tell them about the Annie Wilkes thing.)
We are only as strong as our members. We have gone into business together, and we operate like a small press by sharing editing, design, marketing, typesetting, and other skills, but no money changes hands. We are firmly rooted between self-publishing and traditional commercial publishing. By sharing our experiences, developments in publishing, snippets of information, the highs and lows, opportunities for genres, news stories relevant to an author’s theme, place or period, we help one another solve problems. Among the team, someone will have encountered the same issue and know a solution.
The bedrock of our group is trust. Trust that we are all working together to make the highest quality works we can, while still staying true to our own styles. We aim to produce well-written, engaging, and professionally edited stories and books for our readers by acting as one another’s gatekeepers, critics, coaches, and cheerleaders. A lot of hard work and energy goes into our collective, and because we work so well together, we give you the best books possible.
Why a collective?
The team and camaraderie are amazing, and always there to catch one another if they fall. It’s hard work, communication and strategy demand time and attention. It’s safe to say our collective has encountered regular storms, but each one we weather makes us stronger. Most importantly, it’s about making something together, acting on an idea and making it real. Author collectives – going it alone, together.