About Us – Parvus Press

ABOUT

Parvus Press LLC was founded in 2016 by two lifelong friends, Colin Coyle and Eric Ryles. We are a publisher of speculative fiction, passionate about great stories, and committed to publishing the next generation of great creative minds.

We are headquartered in Northern Virginia and look forward to meeting you all soon!

MISSON

Our mission is to publish the work of great storytellers and expose our partner authors to the widest possible audience. We believe that success should be shared by all; which includes the authors, editors, artists, and publishers that collaborate to turn great stories into great books.

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TEAM

COLIN COYLE
PUBLISHER
COLIN COYLE

Colin is a technologist with an education in theater and business and background in enterprise network design who turned to the dark side of sales and marketing.

He fell in love with genre fiction when he discovered Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles in elementary school and spent every available minute between then and the introduction of the internet in the library’s fantasy & science fiction section.

Colin is a family man, has been freeform roleplaying on IRC for far too long, and spends his weekends making sawdust.

ERIC RYLES
CO-FOUNDER
ERIC RYLES

Eric is a business leader specializing in web-based content, digital publishing, and marketing.

He certainly does not hold some kind of record for most readings of “Ender’s Game”, and you can’t prove that he compiled a page-by-page index and theory chart for the “Wheel of Time” either.

Eric is a family man who thinks video games should have just stopped after Civilization II and Final Fantasy IV, and has one sheep and a brick for your two ore.

JOHN ADAMUS
MANAGING EDITOR
JOHN ADAMUS

JOHN ADAMUS has been a professional editor since 1997. After a hefty round of academics at Montclair State University, Kean College, and Ramapo College and a hand at speechwriting, playwriting and screenwriting, he began to work with new authors in YA and fantasy in 2000. He later branched out into science fiction, historical fiction, academic non-fiction, cookbooks, role-playing games, and self-improvement. He has worked with New York Times best-selling authors and Hugo award winners, as well television executives on a variety of projects.

John is committed to helping writers produce their work through easy to understand instruction and practical habits. He blogs regularly at http://writernextdoor.com and tweets about a variety of topics at @awesome_john.

MINION
OFFICE MINION
MINION

Minion is an integral part of the team here at Parvus Press. He does most of the copyediting, layouts, and accounting. If you find any typographical errors, the fault is entirely on Minion and not on the fine Parvus author.

He enjoys travel and has been to Europe, the Middle East, The Shire, and Oceania. He lives to serve and throws one killer ice cream party.

Timeline

Prologue
1980 & 1981
Prologue

Our founders, Colin and Eric, are founded.

PARVUS PRESS LLC FOUNDED
2016: January
PARVUS PRESS LLC FOUNDED

Determined to finally embrace the “do what you love” approach to career, Colin and Eric combine their passion for speculative fiction with their professional careers in marketing, sales, and business leadership by launching a publishing house. It takes a few months to iron out the details, but with a new tax year comes new adventures, as they say! (Do they say that?)

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
2016: February
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Contracts are done. Editors and artists are on retainer and ready to work. Parvus Press opens for manuscript submissions.

FIRST ACQUISITION
2016: March
FIRST ACQUISITION

Parvus Press acquires the rights to publish “Vick’s Vultures” by Scott Warren, a space opera with a backbone of military scifi. It was the third manuscript we ever received. Tom Edwards Design is hired to design the cover.

SECOND ACQUISITION
2016: June
SECOND ACQUISITION

Parvus Press acquires the rights to publish “Court of Twilight” by Mareth Griffith, a contemporary fantasy novel set in a hidden-world Dublin. Lovely Creatures Studio is hired to design the cover.

FIRST RELEASE
2016: October
FIRST RELEASE

VICK’S VULTURES is released to strong pre-sales and fantastic early reviews. The cover art, by Tom Edwards Design, is featured in the October new releases article by The Verge.

OUR CORE VALUES

STORY ABOVE ALL ELSE

Our first, last, and only consideration is the quality of a story. We want the best and brightest authors of speculative fiction’s future to be part of our publishing house and we promise to always bring our readers the best stories we can find.

SHARE THE WEALTH

Without authors, there are no publishers. Authors should share, immediately, in the success of their works – we will work hard for you, every day, to help you get back to what’s important; crafting amazing stories.

INTEGRITY

We pledge to operate with the highest degree of integrity and transparency we can. Our name should have a rock solid reputation for quality fiction with our readers and for honorable business practices with our creative partners.

If you think we’re falling short in any way, please reach out to us at ethics@parvuspress.com.

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