FAQ – Faery Ink Press


*Updated: October 2018*

How did Faery Ink Press start?

You can read a more in-depth history here. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but it was in university that I started researching alternatives to traditional publishing. I’d submitted manuscripts to publishers with encouraging results, but I wanted to see if I could publish myself and actually be successful. I took a publishing course at Humber College, where I made lots of friends and filled in the gaps in my publishing knowledge. Then, in 2011, I published my debut novel, Within.

How do I buy your books?

Faery Ink Press sells books directly to the reader online. You can also order them in to Chapters or your local bookstore. Most of the time, the copies provided to them will be print on demand, printed and distributed through Ingram. This is the cheapest, most efficient way for me to distribute a print copy that doesn’t come directly from me, however I cannot guarantee how long it will take for you to receive them. The fastest way to get a Faery Ink Press book is to order directly through this website. If you are a Canadian bookstore that would like to carry my books, please see the distribution page!

I also attend conventions regularly in Canada, and sometimes in the United States. You can see where I’m going to be by visiting my events page.

When will your next book come out?

Darkness In Her Reach (Sparkstone Saga #4) is the next book – it will be out in early 2019!

The Midnight Tablet (The Violet Fox #4) will be out in 2019.

I am also planning to release a YA fantasy romance novella series in 2018 or 2019, titled Halfwing.

I am working on a post-apocalyptic novel for a DIFFERENT publisher will be out in April 2019. (Not a Faery Ink Press project, but you will still be able to buy copies from me).

Please check the blog or the Facebook page for updates!

Who does your covers?

My partner, David. The Sparkstone Saga covers are illustrated by Bramasta Aji.

Do you give refunds?

I will do exchanges on corrupted eBook files, or try to help you troubleshoot files if they don’t work. For print books, if you can send me proof that a book has a missing page, or anything where the printer might be at fault, I will do an exchange. Unfortunately I cannot accept returned personalized, signed books.

I’m a book blogger/reviewer. Can I review one of your books?

Sure! In most cases, I only give eBooks for review, especially if you are not in Canada. This is because of exorbitant shipping costs. Contact me if you have any questions!

Do you take submissions?

Not right now, I’m afraid, but this is something I’m working toward. I may expand Faery Ink Press and publish other authors in the future. Help Faery Ink Press grow by buying a book today!

Do you have a question? Comment and I’ll reply πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Ms Marshall,

    I hope this note finds you well and prepared for this week!

    I will be among a throng of other adoring fans flooding your booth-steps with attentive gazes and intriguing questions so before I really do take up valuable time with you that could be better spent selling one of your great books I would like to know if you entertain the notion of working with other artists/illustrators for the books that you publish?
    Thank you for your time and consideration of this question?
    And your indulging my overly flowery approach to a very simple question.
    Ciao for now,

    • Hi Mark, thanks for reaching out to me! Yep, I keep an eye out for artists for future projects, and generally let my interest be known, but I don’t accept portfolios from interested parties at this time. See you at the Expo!

  2. Hi Clare!

    When will the next book in Thr Violet Fox Series be out? I loved the first two and can’t wait for the next!

    • Hi Kat,

      Thanks for reading! The Emerald Cloth will probably be out around April 2018, unless I magically am able to get it out by the end of 2017…but I don’t want to rush it! πŸ™‚

  3. I got your book ‘The Violet Fox’ at the Calgary expo, and just finished it. I see there are two more in the series currently, with the latest just out. How many books are you expecting to be in this series?

    Very much enjoyed the book, and I plan to get the other two soon!

    • Hi Katrina! I’m so glad you enjoyed The Violet Fox! I’d always planned to have four books in the series, so one more: The Midnight Tablet. Though honestly, I could probably write in that world FOREVER! We’ll see how much I can wrap up in one book…..

      Otherwise, there’s a lot I want to explore in the future: a prequel series with Kiera set two years before The Violet Fox where she’s having adventures, where we can further explore the politics/magic of the underground, and a prequel series set 200 years before The Violet Fox, during the beginning of the Freetor uprising.

      And who knows, maybe some sequels, perhaps with an older Kiera and her children? I’m game to write if people are game to read! πŸ™‚

  4. Hey, Amazing and enter Clare! 😜 I really love your books! (just finished emerald cloth, starting Stars in her eyes) just a little curous5,but can we, as readers, give you ideas for new books or on the newer books of the series, to help with writers block? I know that always helps me when I write (for fun.) And it would be cool to know that we may of helped with the creation of your masterpieces! Also, do you approximately know if or when faery ink press is ready for submissions? Thank you, bye! (P.s. have a wonderful day)

    • Hi Sierra! Thanks for reading!! πŸ™‚ Nope, I don’t take ideas from readers, that could be problematic, legally (and ethically) speaking. And since I started outlining my books/series, I don’t really get writer’s block per se – my biggest problem is arranging my schedule so that writing is prioritized so I meet my (ambitious) deadlines!

      As for submissions, I can’t give a concrete answer about that, but definitely not for a while! Taking submissions and publishing other people’s books is a big commitment. Long story short, to be an effective traditional publisher, I’d need a bigger distribution network, but to acquire traditional distribution, I need to be outputting *wayyyy* more books than I currently do, which is tough when you’re one person. So, it’s a process – as long as I keep creating books that people respond to, I get a little bit closer to realizing this vision! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!

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