I love to read. And I love to share what I've read with others. Scarlet Ferret is an opportunity for me to do even more.
Each book on Scarlet Ferret is one I have personally read and enjoyed.
Algorithms aren't everything. Rather than the constantly promoted and safe best-sellers, I will help you discover true gems. At Scarlet Ferret you'll know exactly why I've stocked a particular book, why I love it and why I think you will too.
Our books push boundaries because they're truly independent.
They're a little more interesting than your average big hitter, so expect a range of genres—sometimes genre spanning—from sci-fi and fantasy, horror and steampunk, to historical fiction, crime and non-fiction.
Above all, expect to discover books and authors you may not have met before.
The launch line-up
For our launch, we will only be selling books by women.
The publishing industry has a balance problem. As well as the fact that publishers tend to publish more books by men than by women, the trend for reviews, sales promotion and online mentions run consistently around 70% for male authors and 30% for women.
Since 2017 I've only been reading books by women, and am loving it! So, to ensure that you get to discover excellent books and re-aligning the compass, Scarlet Ferret's launch line-up will only include books by women. And they are amazing books!
I'm in this to support authors and ensure they keep writing fantastic books. So, each book sale will earn the author 80% of the profit.
Books and extras will only be available in DRM-free formats and will always be available to download from your Scarlet Ferret library.
These extras I keep mentioning
Scarlet Ferret e-books come with additional free content from the author or publisher.
Think of them as the extras you get with some special edition DVDs, Blu-Rays or computer games. That additional content about the setting, world-building or the making-of are the cherries on top of a wonderful creative cake.
With each book purchased at Scarlet Ferret, you receive exciting downloadable extras. It could be additional artwork or desktop wallpaper based on the book cover; it could be a recommended playlist to listen along to while reading the book; or even a map of the setting depicted in the story.
I might also have some exclusive content, just for Scarlet Ferret customers: some special author notes, sketches, or even recipes. You never know.
If, like me, you enjoy extra content with your stories, you'll love Scarlet Ferret.
Scarlet Ferret will launch later in 2019, with a small selection of books by women.
I'm really excited about Scarlet Ferret, and I can't wait to share some amazing books with you.