Detroit Entrepreneur Launches Scotia Road Books

    HUNTINGTON WOODS, Mich. – Building on a journalism career, the experience of publishing eight books with small presses and more than a decade leading a marketing company, Lynne Golodner is launching Scotia Road Books, a hybrid press focused on publishing fiction and nonfiction by women authors age 40 and older who have strong voices and important stories.

    In an increasingly competitive book publishing industry operated by an outdated, top-heavy model that takes a long time to bring books to market, Golodner dreamed of creating a publishing imprint that was easier to navigate, more open-minded and accessible for midlife women seeking to share their writing with a robust reader market.

    Scotia Road Books is open for submissions, with authors vetted according to the standards for hybrid publishing as set out by the Independent Book Publishers Association, of which Scotia Road Books is a member. The hybrid press is also a member of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association.

    “Today’s available technology and unprecedented access allows so many different publishing paths,” says Golodner. “I want to empower authors to realize they have options and redefine what success might look like for book publishing in the 21st century.”

    Scotia Road Books plans to release at least three titles each year.

    Publishers Weekly, a landmark industry publication, says, “With new models, creative business deals, higher royalties, tailored editorial support, traditional distribution and a whole lot more, hybrid publishing is offering authors something they can’t find at traditional houses.”

    Scotia Road Books publishes contemporary, historical and literary fiction along with narrative memoir and essay collections, all by women age 40 or older. Driven by Golodner’s background in marketing, as founder of Your People LLC, the press also coaches authors in branding and marketing and building author careers.

    Women over 40 with strong voices that need to be heard can submit contemporary, historical and literary fiction, narrative memoir and essay collections for consideration at