About Ridan Publishing

Who we are?
Ridan is a traditional publisher, specializing is releasing new and returning to the market quality works of genre fiction including: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers, and Horror Stories. Our roots started with indie authors, those that had been self-publishing with limited success. Today, our roster of quality writers includes Science Fiction Grand Master Joe Haldeman, and New York Times Best-selling authors A.C. Crispin and Rick Murcer . Many of Ridan's top selling authors have sold thousands, or even tens of thousands books per month which is a testament to the quality of the titles we select. Ridan authors who have sold more than ten-thousand books in a single month include Michael J. Sullivan 's The Riyria Revelations (currently published through Orbit) and Marshall Thomas 's Soldier of the Legion Series. Authors that have sold at least five-thousand copies in a month include: Joe Haldeman 's Forever War, Nathan Lowell 's Trader Tales of the Solar Clipper Series, and Leslie Ann Moore 's Griffin's Daughter Trilogy.

At Ridan we are passionate about the writers we publish. In an industry where author's scrape by, and usually have to maintain a "day job" to make ends meet, we are pleased to find the true gems in both old and new works which, when properly produced and marketed, can find an enthusiastic audience. We believe that the author, not the publisher, should make the lion's share of the profit and as such our royalty rates are unprecedented in the industry. In addition, we offer sales direct from our website which eliminates distributor fees and ensures that your favorite author is getting the highest income possible. If you wish to fully support your favorite author, please consider buying directly from our store.

Where can I buy Ridan books?
Ridan produces both print and ebooks and they can be found at all on-line at major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBookStore, Book Depository and dozens of other venues. Print books are also available through virtually any bookstore via Ingram Distribution services.  In general, books from small publishers are not routinely stocked (as shelf space is limited) at most brick and mortar stores, but you can special order any of our titles by making a request at the information desk. Providing the ISBN will aid the salesperson in finding the correct title. Because we utilize print-on-demand technology, you may have to purchase the book at time of ordering. This business model lets Ridan eliminate the need for warehousing and ensure higher revenue for our authors.

Remember that while you can obtain Ridan books through standard distribution channels, doing so will have a significant impact on the amount of money flowing to the author. Retail chains can take 40% - 60% of the sales price, so please buy direct from our site whenever possible. In addition, if you are purchasing a printed copy of a book, we can provide you signed and personalized dedicated copies. 

How can I submit a book for publication?
Due to the number of high quality projects already in production, Ridan is not currently open to new author submissions. We anticipate this to remain in effect through Q1 2012.  You may check back in April 2012 for further updates. If you are an author and wish to be notified by email when we are open to submissions, please send us an email.

How can I reach you?
If you would like to reach us please use the following:
phone: 703-349-2028  or 703-220-6784
email   ridan.publishing@gmail.com