This has been a year of many changes for me. Previously signed with five publishers I am now down to two as a result of one going bankrupt, one not paying me properly and one where the contract simply came to an end. So far in 2015 I have had to negotiate for reversion of rights from three publishers. All while continuing to meet existing contract obligations and to write new stories. It has been a very busy and stress filled year.
The thing and endings and clearing things away is that it creates room for new things, often better things. My experiences this year led me to start my own small publishing company, Belo Dia Publishing.
Belo Dia is Portuguese for Beautiful Day.
Often friends will hear me say, “Every day we are alive is a beautiful day.” Every day is a gift. It is this thought which permeates everything I do at Belo Dia. My intention is to publish books which have happy endings and books which uplift in some way.
I’m getting the back list up and published for the remainder of this year and will turn to publishing new works of fiction next year as well as a poetry anthology. Expect to see many more books put out by Belo Dia.
Here is my new logo. I’m thrilled with the way it expresses everything I intend Belo Dia to be.
With two cover artists and one formatter, we are well on our way. I’ll be taking on an editor for the new stories. So many beautiful things to look forward to and beautiful things to share with you soon. Stay close. Another beautiful new day is just over the next hill.