akura Publishing was founded in 2007 by author and musician Derek Vasconi. Fed up with the major publishing houses’ apathetic treatment of new talent, Derek decided to create a company that offers a genuine interest in anyone with a creative literary vision. Derek also structured Sakura to act as an intermediary publishing label for first-time authors, offering services such as website construction and social networking assistance—essential tools for building a successful author platform. Sakura Publishing is the home to established authors as well. Derek has built his publishing house to include the benefits of publicity and social networking through Sakura’s active Goodreads, Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, and Facebook sites. He also makes arrangements for interviews, public appearances, and traditional ad publicity, too. Overall, Sakura Publishing has been working hard towards the advancement of a more supportive environment for writers across every stage of their writing process. Sakura authors have reached worldwide markets with their books and have enjoyed steady sales through Sakura Publishing’s online store, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and various other stores across the globe.