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Traditional publishing, as we know it, won’t be around much longer.

This here is exactly the reason why I am working on a documentary about the publishing industry with Maurice Jovan to educate authors. Because traditional publishing is falling! The proof is in the pudding Penguin House is in a lawsuit. Can’t wait for our documentary to come out soon! It describes the differences between indie publishing, traditional publishing and self-publishing. Traditional publishing, like Penny Sansevieri describes in her article, is archaic and an outdated model. With POD (print on demand) and technology, small indie presses can do the exactly the same thing as the big guys. AND they don’t really help you with marketing. However, new authors have this pie-in-the-sky dream of becoming the next JK Rowling’s and it’s really not about that. It’s about getting your book out on distribution channels first. Baby steps.

Let me be clear: I don’t dislike traditional publishing, but they’re operating in an antiquated system that has worked for them previously, but really doesn’t support the author or, for that matter, further book sales.” Penny Sansevieri

Read her entire article here. This is what I have been saying for years. After sitting in conferences with and on panels right next to the big guys. But people don’t want to listen. I’m so glad someone else is saying the same thing. It’s so refreshing to hear.


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The President of Richter Publishing will be on USF’s Career Panel This Wednesday!

The panel will be hosted by Dr. Jessica Cook and Dr. Michael Shuman from the English Dept. Our Community Partners will be Tara Richter from Richter Publishing, Neysa Battistini from Hands in Motion Music and Marketing, and Ken Gibson from Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Student participants will be Jenna Gatley and Anika McGetchin.

USF’s Career Week is off to a great start, this panel is to help and educate on internships and careers that will benefit USF students who want careers in the writing or publishing fields.

The call should be recorded and available after for those that are interested to listening in as well. We will post it when available.


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Horror/ Sci-fi Book Signing October 22nd

Halloween Drink or Treat

Century Jeweler’s Halloween party! 

FREE drinks, music, food while you shop for all your Halloween accessories. 

We have silver day of the dead necklaces, rhinestone bat purses, murder bracelets, amethyst skull rings, gold skeleton earrings & more. Everything to make your costume sparkle all throughout the night! 

Visit the other stores in Samos Corner and drink or treat your way down the plaza. 

This year we are also holding a horror/ sci-fi book signing. Chat with local authors about their scary fiction novels and grab a few copies to read ghost stories around the camp fires this holiday season. Don’t miss out!

Author titles included:

  • Mystery of the Vamours: New Beginnings by Mercedes Hubert
  • A Portion of the Eternal & This Plane is Going to Crash (dark poetry) by Maurice Jovan Billington
  • SOLD & FOR SALE by Ginger Rodeghero
  • Seasons of Change by Sim Johnson 
  • How to Run a Business During a Zombie Apocalypse by Tara Richter

October 22, 2022 from 2-7PM 

6801 Gulfport Blvd S. #12

South Pasadena, FL 33707

(727) 344-2524

Click here to RSVP

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Rights & Royalties Explained

Rights & Royalties are very similar in the songwriting world and that of the book 📚 publishing world. Here is an easy explanation of how book rights and royalties work and how it is similar. Also the difference between indie publishers and traditional publishing houses.

Here is an interesting story I just read:
Kelis is not the songwriter or producer of “Milkshake” so her money stopped after she stopped performing it. She doesn’t get to make any decisions regarding the song. She does not continue to get paid from the song. Beyoncé puts out a song called “Energy” in which there is an interpolation of Milkshake, not a sample. Beyoncé legally clears the use with the songs producers and adds Kelis as a songwriter which means she can NOW get paid for years to come.

Kelis goes on a tangent calling Beyoncé a thief and says she could have had the decency to call her, even though she didn’t have a legal obligation to do so. Instead of Beyoncé responding negatively, she simply removes Kelis as a songwriter and the use of a simple “La La La” that would have gotten Kelis paid for life.

Now Kelis is back to square one, no credits and no money from a hit song she didn’t even own. And y’all thinking Beyoncé was wrong? If anything, it’s a surprise gift. Hey, I know you didn’t get taken care of for your single, so here is an opportunity where you are put you as a writer on my song so that you can get paid….

At Richter Publishing we allow the authors to keep their rights to their stories just like Beyoncé so you don’t end up like Kelis. Moral of the story, Kelis is like going to traditional publishing route, Beyoncé is smart like going the indie route. Be smart be like Beyoncé and read your contracts. Know what you are signing and what you are getting yourself into.

Beyoncé & Kelis fued
Beyoncé & Kelis

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National Coloring Book Day!

Guess what today is!? It’s National Coloring Book Day! Coloring books have gotten some serious, grown-up attention lately. National Coloring Book Day (August 2) helps us relive our childhood playdates and discover new health and wellness benefits now that coloring is no longer just for kids. In fact, adult coloring books seem to be the latest wellness and relaxation trend that helps people find happiness between the lines.

Researchers and art therapists have lauded the benefits of coloring for over a decade but only recently did publishers and childhood favorite brands like Crayola, start producing adult coloring books. Ever wanted to paint the town red? Or maybe purple, blue or even rainbow? Well, now’s your chance, so break out those coloring books and indulge in some colorful fun!

So grab a copy of my adult coloring book to help with your adult stress!

The Dating Jungle: Adult Coloring Book by Tara Richter $9.99

The Dating Jungle: Adult Coloring Book by Tara Richter

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Our First Children’s Spanish Book has Been Published!

Riley & Milo: La historia de un cachorro para lidiar con el dolor y la pérdida

Riley and Milo: A Puppy’s Story of Coping With Grief and Loss, By Cassie D’Addeo, 
MS, LMFT Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Certified School Counselor
Owner, Green Couch Counseling LLC 

Processing death with a child is not an easy task. In fact, many people find it overwhelming and do not know how to initiate the conversation with young children. Using books, or bibliotherapy, as a method of explaining loss and grief is an effective tool for complex conversations. The book Riley and Milo leads young readers through the stages of grief such as: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness and acceptance. As the puppy Riley is processing the death of her best friend Milo, she explains her feelings and the impact of Milo’s death on her life. This book was created to help naturalize the emotions and experiences of young readers who are coping with grief and loss.

Procesar la muerte con un niño no es una tarea sencilla. De hecho, muchas personas se sienten abrumadas y no saben cómo iniciar la conversación con los niños pequeños. El uso de libros, o biblioterapia, como método para explicar la pérdida y el duelo es una herramienta eficaz para conversaciones complejas. El libro Riley y Milo guía a los jóvenes lectores a través de las etapas del duelo, tales como: negación, ira, negociación, tristeza y aceptación. Mientras el cachorro Riley está procesando la muerte de su mejor amigo Milo, ella explica sus sentimientos y el impacto de la muerte de Milo en su vida. Este libro fue creado para ayudar a naturalizar lasemociones y experiencias de los jóvenes lectores que están lidiando con el dolor y la pérdida de un ser querido.

Available in English and Spanish!

Find out more about the author Cassie by visiting her Amazon Author page here: https://www.amazon.com/Cassie-L-DAddeo/e/B09217MVMZ/

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Happy International Women’s Day! #IWD2022

Celebrate strong, independent women authors by getting a copy of their book. We have over 30 amazing women published in our house over the last 10 years. Find all of their books here on Amazon:

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Zombies Took Home the Bronze Medal in the Biz Category!

How to Run a Business During a Zombie Apocalypse, took home the bronze medal in the business category for the Florida Authors and Publishers Association Book Awards. The book was written by President of Richter Publishing LLC, Tara Richter, during the summer of 2020. With the global pandemic cutting sales and shuttering many businesses, Ms. Richter wrote of her own struggles to keep her indie publishing house afloat. The book was released in October 2020, fitting with whimsical zombie images to keep the dire topic in a humorous tone. Humor has always gotten the publisher through many hardships and this one is no exception. The book hit Amazon Best Sellers list and still ranks high in the respective categories eight months later. Interestingly enough many readers have submitted reviews yet Amazon won’t publish them. I suppose they are afraid of the zombies coming to get them too? Irregardless this book will eat away at your brain. Telling the truth of what we all went through as business owners. The truth will be told even if you don’t like it.  The book is available on distribution channels all over the world. 

Barnes & Noble >>
Books A Million >>
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Florida PTA Conference 2021

We are gearing up and getting ready for the Florida PTA conference for mid July 2021. Excited to show case some of our new books that we have created interactive programs for elementary, middle school and high school students. Check out our sizzle reel here:

We have created interactive programs around of our books that educate children about healthy eating, how to deal with loss of a loved one, animal adoption, business skills, bullying and more. Reading levels are anywhere from elementary, middle school up to advanced high school levels.See the books and programs in our PDF guide here:

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Celebrate strong, independent women authors by getting a copy of their book. We have over 30 amazing women published in our house over the last 10 years. Find all of their books here on Amazon:

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