About THP

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Our Mission

Provide the Independent Author/Writer/Blogger with the resources and services needed to be heard and succeed. When you succeed…We succeed!

Doesn’t matter if you are writer, blogger and/or an author, we have the resources to help you put out the best work possible. Maybe you are chasing the dream of becoming a published author. We can help their also with services that will get you along with your book noticed.

  • Book Reviews – (95%) of our reviews are of books written by Independent authors) by independent authors.
  • Promote – THP will use their resources, The Corral an online magazine and Spotlighting the Indie Author a podcast; along with their many social media accounts to promote the indie author.
  • Publishing Services – Check back often as new services are added monthly.
  • Writing Tips – The tips come in many forms that include Blogs, Charts and more.
  • Resources – Check out the Resources tab in the menu for writing prompts, charts and Words of Wisdom from the Masters along with quick links of writing tip blogs written by Joseph Clay and more.
  • Recommended Freelancers -Here you will find editors, graphic designers and illustrators. Audio Book Narrators, Book Cover Designers and more.
  • Consultations – Need to get advice, or have a question, need a manuscript read. Our consultations by phone or email are always free.

Who We Are Today

Thunderhorse Publishing is an internet based company located in Nashville, Tennessee. The company is owned and managed by Joseph E Clay Dot Com.

ThunderHorse Publishing overseas the daily operations of The Corral an online magazine and Spotlighting the Indie Author a podcast. Both of these outlets along with THP will insure that the Indie Author gets the coverage they deserve.

How it all Works

All books reviewed will appear on ThunderHorse Publishing under the Book Review Tab in the Header. The books that were reviewed on the podcast, Spotlighting the Indie Author will have a link to that podcast. If the author and/or the book appears in one The Corral’s features a link to that article will also be provided.

Would you like to have your book reviewed? Contact thunderhorsepublishing@josepheclay.com and let them know. It’s that easy and who knows the review may also wind up on the podcast and the book featured in the magazine. We call that a triple play.

The Corral – Online Magazine

The Corral is another outlet for the Independent Authors and will showcase Independents in a published format. The pages between the covers will be filled with poems. flash fiction and short stories. The magazine will also feature Independent photographers, musicians and visual artists.

ThunderHorse Publishing began developing The Corral in June of 2019. The first edition was released in October of that year.

Spotlighting the Indie Author – Podcast

Spotlighting the Indie Author podcast works hand in hand in getting the Independent Author noticed. There are differences. Spotlighting the Indie Author only showcases authors. The book Reviews are more in depth along with the interviews.

Spotlighting the Indie was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The first episode aired in February of that year.

The Conception of ThunderHorse Publishing

Joseph Clay, a published independent author began his writing career in 2012. Joseph understands and knows the agony and struggles that a new author/writer encounters.

How? He has been through them.

Joseph had a desire to find away to help other author/writers avoid some of the same pit falls and mistakes he endured. He figured who better to design a website for the Independent Author/Writers than a Independent Author/Writer.

His goal was to develop a website that would help with the learning curve of going from idea to published book. The idea grew as he laid out what all he endured when getting his first book to print. Joseph decided that a publishing company for the Independent was needed. A company that would help the Independent Author/Writer throughout the process.

Not any publishing company but one that would strive to remove the stigma surrounding the Independent Author/Writer. Unlike traditional publishing companies this company would care about the Author/Writer and the quality of their work. Joseph’s company would put quality before money!

The publishing company would also furnish writing tips, advice and inspiration along with the publishing services. The one stop shop would also showcase the works of the Independent Author/Writer.

The Early Days

ThunderHorse Publishing was created and founded in 2017.

The early days of the company were rough. The concept of a publishing company geared to help the Independent Author/Writer have a voice and achieve name recognition gained popularity. The fast growth of the company caused major growing pains.

Joseph was approached by a management firm who had extensive experience in the publishing field. Joseph turned the reins of the company over to the group.

The firm lead the company in a new direction. A direction that Joseph was not pleased with. Joseph knew things had to change and change in a hurry. You can read all about that saga by clicking on the “Past” button. The past wasn’t pretty, but it is just that…the past. Read all about it.

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