Satin Smoke is an independent small press and sole proprietorship, only publishing the works of author, Dianna Hardy.
Dianna writes cross-genre fantasy fiction that's twisted in plot, big on the romance, high on the erotic, with a dusting of humour. Her writing's often quirky, fast-paced and edgy ... she likes to break the rules.
As an imprint, Satin Smoke Press is a venture focusing on both eBooks and paperbacks, including novelettes and novellas - book lengths which were very popular in the 60s and 70s. The art of writing short stories and novellas (as most of the Sherlock Holmes and James Bond books were) has been lost. We would love to be a part of its revival!
Our mission: We want to produce well written books that blur the lines between literary and genre fiction because we believe good writing can be both eloquent and fun; intricate and in-depth, yet easy-to-read and accessible to all.
Our motto: Read between the lines.
Satin Smoke Press is an imprint of Bitten Fruit Books.
Author's website: DiannaHardy.com
A publisher statement about bestseller lists.
Every publisher has their own guidelines about what constitutes a "bestseller" to them. In our case, we consider one of our books to be a bestseller when it has hit the Top 100 of a notable chart. Notable, to us, means a category in which a lot of books reside: Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, etc (not 'Ancient Historical Romance' or 'Short Stories about Gardening'). Fantasy, Romance and Sci-Fi are HUGE categories in Kindle and iBooks alike, and it's not easy to reach a Top 100 position among all the other books there. If said book has reached the Top 100 in one of those charts in countries other than the publisher's home country, that makes it an International Bestseller. If this occurs only in the Fantasy category, it's an International Fantasy Bestseller. If in more than one category, we take out the 'Fantasy'. And YES, we consider eBook sales to have EQUAL VALUE to paperback sales. This is 2015. The digital age is well upon us. Millions of eBooks sell every year - it would be irrational to discount that. If any of our books ever manage to hit one of the more famous bestseller lists, like New York Times or USA Today, we would state that on the publication, but that is not our aim. Our aim is to produce well written, unique books that are edgy, easy to read, and still make you think. Anything else achieved is a bonus.