A year from now, America will serve Tom Turkey for Thanksgiving, with Roger Rabbit on the menu for the next day, Black Friday 2013.
In an exclusive Beyond the Book interview, Celina Summers, editorial director at digital start-up Musa Publishing, announces the November 2013 publication of Who Wacked Roger Rabbit, the third in Gary K. Wolf’s famous series of novels about Toontown, and the first Roger Rabbit original since 1991.
Musa Publishing began as an answer to a series of questions, as posed by a team of digital publishing professionals. Why were publishers keeping authors in the dark about how publishing works? What was the big secret about royalties? Why couldn’t writers have input on their cover art? Why did all those e-books look like Word document files with a cover slapped on them instead of like real books? Out of that desire for transparency came a publishing house.
Celina Summers has been involved in e-publishing as an author, editor, review coordinator, senior editor, and managing editor for over a decade. First published in high school and now the award-winning author of sixteen novellas and novels, she left her career in professional theatre in 2000 to return to her first love, writing and publishing. As the driving force behind Aurora Regency, an imprint of Musa Publishing that publishes traditional Regency romance, she produced over forty historical novels in the year before coming to launch Musa Publishing.