Book Publishing

Safari Imprint

The Millennium Project coverNEW YORK/PRNewsire/ – Safari Multimedia, LLC announces it has launched a new imprint for authors who need high-end editorial, design, production, and marketing support.

Safari Imprint is the new publishing arm of the award-winning, Texas-based Web development and multimedia firm Safari Multimedia, LLC. The company creates, builds, and manages online presence for clients, including Fortune 5 global energy companies, mid-sized corporations, and small, sole proprietorships.

Safari Imprint is always on the lookout for modern storytellers and unique non-fiction. “We publish ambitious, conversation-starting writers who are creating books that will stand the test of time,” says Safari Imprint Marketing Director Stephanie Johnson.

Safari Imprint released its first novel in 2012, the thriller GORGON, by author Joseph Massucci. His previous novels sold hundreds of thousands of copies during the “traditional” publishing era.

Novel Gorgon coverIn Massucci’s novel GORGON, U.S. Special Forces must find and kill al Qaeda terrorists before they wipe out the U.S. eastern seaboard with a genetically engineered virus created by the U.S. military.

“There’s a very interesting twist to Massucci’s new novel – the United States actually exercises the nuclear option – and that keeps readers guessing until almost the ‘very end’ of literally everything,” says Johnson.

The release of Massucci’s book coincided with ThrillerFest VII in New York. ThrillerFest is a four-day celebration of thriller books, the authors who write them, and the fans that read them.

ThrillerFest spawned Safari Imprint

“We heard from many frustrated authors who could not get published, re-published or even considered by literary agents or publishers who are burned out by the diminished economics of book publishing,” Johnson says.

Novel Extinction coverAuthors also revealed they are uncomfortable with digital publishing. The process can be complicated, from properly formatting copy for various venues to creating sophisticated, compelling book covers.

Bloggers report that amateurish editing, design, and production values characteristic of self-published books are the leading cause of bad reviews and no sales.

“Safari Multimedia employs top editors, designers, production artists, and marketing staff to produce high-end paper and e-books,” Johnson says. “Safari Imprint’s offerings should add a few spine-chilling tingles to next year’s ThrillerFest.”

For the press

For further information about Safari Imprint, or to interview Massucci, contact Johnson at stephanie@safarimultimedia.com or call (713) 550-7014.