"Remember that small company that got Ann's
book published? . . .that one in
Wintertree Press is an easily accessible
publishing service where author and
publisher work one-on-one for mutual
success. This friendly partnership remains
the primary cause of Wintertree's success.
From the beginning, Wintertree's goal has
been to help new and talented authors break
into print, and to provide all authors with
needed services not economically provided by
other publishing houses.
Wintertree is a company founded upon a love
of books by veteran teachers of English,
literature, creative writing, and the
sciences, whose personal histories also
include the owning, editing, and publishing
of magazines and newspapers. These
backgrounds helped develop a sensitive
understanding of authors and their
Wintertree is intentionally a small company
in a small town in the small state of
Delaware. It is in Delaware because the
family owning Wintertree has lived here
since 1664, over a hundred years before The
United States came into existence. They hope
to remain here a hundred years more.
GOOD MANUSCRIPTS. . .
SO MANY REJECTIONS. . .
Big or Die"
every book is written to be a best seller.
When only potential best sellers are
published, it will indeed be a sad day for
libraries, bookstores, readers, and writers.
That said, how can our industry
intelligently explain why so very many
superior manuscripts are routinely rejected?
Many big-time publishers have already moved
toward that sad day. "If it can't sell big,
dump it." You may have received several
letters or e-mails, ever-so-politely
explaining how sorry they are not to be able
to consider your work at this time. Do you
think Emily Dickinson would stand a
chance with many of today's big-sell
Fact: books that never become
bestsellers represent over two-thirds of all
books sold. That's a huge market. Wintertree
Press is proud to stand with those
publishers whose best sellers have not led
them to a policy of dismissing other good