About Us and Our Business
We were established back in 2006 and we’ve been busy producing and supplying the very best romance fiction in the market ever since.
Our flagship publishing house, Totally Bound Publishing, has been offering romantica books from the beginning. With more than three hundred and fifty talented authors and a loyal reader base around the world, we release more than a hundred and fifty books per year through our imprints.
We are known for innovation, passion, publishing excellence and quality and offer the best stimulation for the imagination.
“We believe that happy authors are productive authors, so we’ve put a lot of time and thought into crafting processes that are conducive to author confidence and creativity.”Claire Siemaszkiewicz CEO
The team at Totally Entwined provide a unique service to our authors and readers. We are a royalty paying, full-service Publisher. This means that there are no fees to the author to become published with us. We also offer the only 'Open Publishing' model in the market, giving authors the flexibility needed in an ever-changing publishing world.
Brought together by a mutual love of outstanding romance fiction, we offer a mass of business experience in the form of editors, artists, marketeers, IT technicians, international rights and support staff to meet all your needs. We love what we do and are totally dedicated and committed to providing the best service that we can to our authors and our readers.
MEET OUR CEO
Our business was founded by Claire Siemaszkiewicz, a business entrepreneur and romantica fiction fan who understood first-hand just how life-enhancing a daily serving of steamy stories about passion, power and relationships could be.
Working shoulder-to-shoulder with husband Marek, she set about building our flagship publishing imprint, Totally Bound Publishing and created the publishing powerhouse we are today.
“We are one of the biggest digital publishers of romance fiction. We seek out the most talented authors in the industry to stay ahead of the market.”Claire Siemaszkiewicz CEO
Hello Authors! Here's a brief introduction to the Totally Entwined Group from our CEO, Claire Siemaszkiewicz.
What We Do
As a top publisher of romantica fiction, our philosophy is simple. We want to provide our readers with an ‘A List’ experience that lets them lose themselves in gorgeous stories that offer stimulation for the imagination, and enable authors to get their stories out to the world for readers to enjoy. Our mission is to bring fabulous fiction to the widest possible audience. We lead where others follow in the ever-changing digital publishing market and we’re dedicated to developing the profile of our authors and our industry as a whole.
Our aim is to set the platinum standard for authors in the Romance genre. We want you to have a totally A-list experience, irrespective of where you are in the publishing process. From submission, through editing, to the all important receipt of royalties, we go the extra mile to create an environment where you feel comfortable, valued and totally engaged.
We've been going strong as a market leader for fourteen years. As well as being a digital first publishing pioneer, we're also the first publisher to offer an 'Open Publishing' model to authors, giving them a more diverse offering than ever before.
“Nothing should stand in the way of a reader’s enjoyment. That’s why we seek out the most talented authors in the industry and put a firm emphasis on first-class writing and editing.”
For authors: We have created a dynamic environment with a new approach, which encourages new as well as seasoned authors to make the best of experienced professionals to help bring books to market, and a strong distribution, sales, marketing and promotional platform that's effective.
For readers: We offer a welcoming environment for romance fiction escapism, bringing some of the best fiction in the marketplace to our readers, at great prices. Customer support is essential, and we ensure that we are always available for our customers when they need us.
Nothing should stand in the way of a reader’s enjoyment. That’s why we seek out the most talented authors in the industry and put a firm emphasis on first-class writing and editing. We’ve also created a set of beautiful on-line book stores to deliver a consumer shopping experience that is simple, professional and enjoyable in equal measure.
Indulge your passion
We aim to offer something for everyone, so our stories span a whole range of genres and subject matter. They do, however, share a few critical ingredients. A strong storyline is a must have. We insist on compelling characterisations and relationships that unfold to draw our readers deep into the imaginary world of romance fiction.
"Nothing should stand in the way of a reader's enjoyment."
MEET THE TEAM
"Brought together by a mutual love of outstanding romance fiction, we offer a mass of business experience in the form of editors, artists, marketeers, IT technicians, international rights and support staff to meet all of your needs.”
A big hello from us
Meet the team that are hands-on supporting our customers and our authors. Each and every person who works for Totally Entwined Group shares a real passion and commitment to take fabulous fiction to the widest possible audience.
Claire is the entrepreneurial powerhouse behind the Totally Entwined Group. As well as directing the business and leading our team, Claire is always on hand to give our authors guidance.
Marek is co-founder of the Totally Entwined Group and leader of all things technical (more or less everything in an innovative digital business like ours) assisting the development of business and ensuring all staff have what they need to work efficiently.
Rebecca is queen of our publishing process, here to expedite the transformation of your manuscript into a totally polished end product. As director to our editors, Rebecca is all-seeing and all-knowing.
Jamie has loved books since her obsession with Nancy Drew. As a content editor for TEG, Jamie looks for books that transport readers to places of their deepest yearnings, and she delights in helping authors hone their craft, making them the best and most magical wordsmiths they can be.
Ann is a sucker for a really good story. She started out working at a library, before dipping her toes into book reviews, and finally finding a job editing fiction. She’s been doing that for over fifteen years now, specializing in romance and erotic romance.
Rebecca’s path to fiction editing came via teaching English throughout the south of Europe for the British Council, then a move into the Council’s local translation unit when she wanted to put down roots. She began proofreading for a leading US erotic romance publisher, and when they offered to employ her as an editor, that was it.
Lori is a passionate wordsmith with a keen eye for detail and a flair for rhythm. She loves working as a first line editor, making sure that books hit the press in the best possible shape and enjoying regular bouts of 'the weepies' (she can’t help it) when stories touch her heart!
Susan has been with TEG for nearly five years. She enjoys murder-mysteries and the fantasy genre (though nothing too grimdark!) and has an eagle eye for misused words.
Do you love publishing?
We’re busy growing our business, so we’re creating new opportunities all the time. If you share our love of romance, erotic romance, gay fiction or young adult fiction, and have the dedication to be a pioneer of quality and professionalism in our industry, take a look below to explore any opportunities available at present.
We’re always on the look out for the crème de la crème of graduate talent to support our HQ team here at Totally Towers in our UK head office. We’d be particularly interested to hear from people with qualifications in English, Creative Writing, Publishing, Business, Journalism and Marketing. If you are interested, please email your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources.
Cover Artist positions available
Totally Entwined is seeking talented, creative, professional artists. Requirements include:
- Expert in creating art via photo manipulation, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and a variety of other media.
- Ability to create realistic people or nonhuman beings such as deities in mythology, aliens of various types, shapeshifters and paranormal entities (vampires, elves, etc) with a highly sensual look and feel.
- Ability to create original and inspired art.
- Ability to work to strict deadlines.
- Willingness to work in a team and take direction when necessary. Interested, qualified candidates should email examples/links to Human Resources.
"We’re busy growing our business, so we’re creating new opportunities all the time."