Raising Rebeca Books

Raising Rebeca Books

This is the audio story of Rebeca Seitz building a traditional, royalty-paying publishing house from the ground up – told to you as it unfolds. In the coming chapters of this story, you’ll hear about: securing funding, identifying and negotiating with the team that is responsible for acquisitions, editing, cover design, typesetting, printing, selling, shipping, and distributing the books, the publishing process, why there’s an iris in our logo, how it got the name Rebeca Books, what genres we publish and why, the reason behind our focus on women 40 and over, what’s happened in a given week, and a whole lot more. In short, you’ll see how a traditional, royalty-paying publishing house is built from the ground up. Because, right here, you have a front-row seat to Raising Rebeca Books.


February 21, 2024 13 mins
In the last episode, Rebeca promised to tell you about a very special woman born way back in 1894. Now her story plays into the one unfolding on this podcast 130 years later.

Rebeca's formative years were spent on the family's long-held farm in Northwest Tennessee, often under the care and tutelage of her grand-aunt Retta. It's from Aunt Retta that Rebeca learned her love of stories and how they can change people and society for th...
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In Chapter 4, you got to hear directly from the new acquisitions editor of Rebeca Books, the inestimable Danielle Butler. Well, in true start-up fashion, this episode comes with some surprising news from Danielle, which you get to hear straight from her.

If you want something done right, do it yourself, right? And maybe that is true for some things. For this, though – for building a traditional, royalty-paying publishing line that ...
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February 2, 2024 14 mins
Did you know that 38% of startups fail for lack of funding? How about that only 2.3% of VC funding goes to women-owned businesses? At the same time, women-owned businesses generate 10% more revenue in five years than male-owned businesses, and the return for investors in female-led companies is double that of male-led companies.

Maybe there's a better way to run businesses than how it's been done for the last few centuries. Maybe it...
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On this episode of Raising Rebeca Books, we meet the incomparable E. Danielle Butler, Acquisitions Editor for Rebeca Books. Listen in as Rebeca and Danielle have a fun discussion about Danielle's background, her role at Rebeca Books, and what kinds of stories she's looking to acquire.

Danielle is a truly lovely, wise soul and it’s an honor to have her aboard.

If you wish to have your work considered for publication by Rebeca Books, ...
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January 7, 2024 15 mins
Rebeca delves into the process of naming "Rebeca Books" and all of the trials, tribulations, and downright disgust with the English language that entails. All of the items on the pre-holiday to-do list that she thought were done were, perhaps, not as done as she at first believed.

Last, but certainly not least, introducing the first new hire at Rebeca Books, E. Danielle Butler, who is coming aboard as Rebeca Books' new Acquisitions...
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December 4, 2023 13 mins
Welcome to the second episode of “Raising Rebeca Books, the birth of a publishing house.” This is the audio story of Rebeca Seitz building a traditional, royalty-paying publishing house from the ground up – told to you as it unfolds. You’ll hear from the authors, agents, printers, editors, marketers, salespeople, designers – all the team members needed to take words from an idea in a writer’s mind to a book in a reader’s hand.

It’s ...
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November 28, 2023 12 mins
Starting and growing a business is, for Rebeca Seitz, similar to being a parent. The nexus of it grows quietly, in darkness, tucked away from the public eye for a long period of time. Only a handful of others know that it's there, steadily gaining traction. Then, the quiet time is over. Life is brought into this world with a lot of pain and joy. As the weeks, months, and years peel off the calendar, the new being receives her time,...
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