About Us


About Native Ink Press

Native Ink Press is the non-fiction and children’s book imprint of Ink Smith Publishing.

Native Ink Press is dedicated to publishing the best in non-fiction and children’s books. Starting in 2013, Native Ink Press has a very small acceptance rate and looks for the best stories out there.

The first book in Native Ink Press’ catalog released in February 2014.

Just like Ink Smith Publishing, Native Ink Press is dedicated to its authors and creating a close relationship with each and every one. Together we can build a great foundation for selling books to eager readers.

For submission requirements, please visit our website: www.nativeinkpress.com/submissions-2/.


About Our Staff

Corinne Anderson, Publisher/Managing Editor

Corinne graduated with her MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University after completing her B.A. in Journalism, and recently completed her MPS in Publishing at George Washington University. When she isn’t buried in books she’s devouring them, editing them, or making up her own. Corinne has been a copy-editor, headline writer, Editor-in-Chief and when needed, a book designer. Since her first trip to the library when she was a toddler, Corinne has been collecting books, recommending her favorites, and providing commentary on the less-than-stellar. Corinne’s belief is that if you have a problem, it’s nothing that a good book can’t solve.


V.J.O Gardner, Layout Editor

Valerie is an award-winning author of several books including Dracona’s Rebirth published by Ink Smith. In college, she studied writing and fantasy lit before graduating with an Associates degree in Communication. She has done editing, formatting and been a writing coach. Valerie has been an invited speaker at events like Comic-Con, FanX and writer’s conferences as an expert in world building. She is currently working on a new series with help and hindrance from her cats. Although she writes young adult books they are loved by those who are young at heart.

About Ink Smith Publishing

Ink Smith Publishing is a small independent publishing house with big dreams. Our authors and editors work closely together to develop their books, marketing plans, and sales. We tiptoed through our first year, 2012, with only two books published. However, we have focused on preparing and publishing more books each year as we get a little older. Our books have sold internationally, including Canada and the UK.

We work openly with our authors and connect on all social mediums including email, Facebook, and texts. It may not be the traditional form of communication that other publishers use, but it allows our authors to get those eager questions answered as soon as possible. Further providing the dedication to our authors that we try our hardest to bring. We are a paying publisher offering a starting rate of 13% royalties for print books and 18% for e-books.

Originally, we wanted to focus our efforts specifically on three genres. However, as we grew we realized we wanted to publish interesting stories readers would enjoy. Scream If You Wanna Go Faster was the second book we signed. We decided to publish it not because it was just well written, but because we knew people wanted to read a great story with memorable characters and an exciting journey. It’s simple, it’s not about the genre or perfect writing here at Ink Smith, but the warm feeling you get as you finish reading a great book.