Principal, Penelope Todd, is the author of several YA novels, a memoir and the novel Island, and Amigas, a collaborative novel. She has worked in recent years as a publisher’s editor and manuscript assessor. Her website is www.penelopetodd.co.nz.
Here readers find ebooks they can trust and writers receive their dues.
While the reader’s ideal might always be the beautifully bound book sitting warm in the hand, our world demands alternatives to the milling of trees and long-distance haulage; it’s calling for ecologically smart, discreet, and low-space.
Rosa Mira Books offer the kind of delectable reading experience that makes you forget you’re not holding a paperback. Read our ebooks while you wait for volcanoes to subside, the bath to fill, the bus to arrive.
We present to our readers ebooks that are stimulating, dynamic, fresh, and ultimately heartening, because that is the kind of writer we seek.
In response to the shrinking hard-copy publishing options for good writers, Rosa Mira Books intends to help talented authors catch the rising wave of digital publication while avoiding the mass-production and mixed-quality output of larger, free-for-all digital publishers.
Rosa Mira Books will hand-pick a few manuscripts per year — work to be edited, designed and marketed to the highest publishing standards for ebook download.
Inspired by Daniel Andreev’s, The Rose of the World or Роза Мира, Rosa Mira, we publish work that bears ‘the mark of talent and at least one of the following: a sense of beauty, broad scope, profundity of thought, sharpness of insight, purity of heart, or a joyful spirit’ notwithstanding ‘a keen awareness of the world’s darker depths’.
One more thing. It’s a bit of a personal matter, but we thought that some of our readers might like to share consciously in what we are planning to do. Rosa Mira will give 10 per cent of net income to this Indian neighbourhood reading scheme (currently having their website renewed), run by a friend. An added reason to buy a book for yourself, and to encourage others to buy their own.