How to be published
How to be published
I got into the publishing business by accident... Some friends went to a Vanity Publisher and got taken advantage of. (NEVER go through a Vanity Publisher!) One of my pet peeves is when anybody is cheated. This really, really irritated me so I started my own Publishing Company.
Rule #1: No agents. Unless you have an agent, it's virtually impossible to obtain an agent. So, to help authors and artists out, I only take individuals who do not have an agent.
Do you have a completed manuscript or close-to-completed manuscript? Or have you self published a book? Then it's possible that I may be able to help you become a published author and/or artist with many publishing perks.
Because I am taking a huge risk on your talent, I offer no advances. Please do not contact me if you have sent out inquiries to other Publishing Companies and/or Agents.
Publishes within 6 months of submission of accepted completed manuscript/signed book contract. Usually, once you have approved the final edit of your book, your book will be published within a week.
Interested in both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts.
Fiction: romance (light, inspirational, alternative), mysteries (light), suspense (amateur sleuth), short plays for churches or youth organizations.
Fiction Tips: Our readers want to escape for a few hours and when they finish the book, they want to feel good. Our readers should immediately identify with characters in the story and they just can’t put the book down. Interested in well-written timely fiction with strong sales potential. Writing should be high quality, with a well-organized plot and strong characters. Manuscript should be edited; manuscripts full of spelling errors may be rejected. Pay particular attention to plotting, strong characters, and dramatic, realistic, and positive conclusions. It must be original and believable.
Additional Tips for what I accept in fiction: No smoking or promoting drunkenness or illegal drug use or vulgar language. No occult, racist, sexist, witchcraft, demonic, paranormal, atheism, horror, or astrology.
Nonfiction: Topics include parenting, gardening, seasonal, country living/preppers, women’s issues, alternative, devotionals, money/saving money, ethnic, gay/lesbian, travel, regional, how-to/DIY, relationships, health/fitness, quirky, real estate, home schooling, Christian/spiritual growth, death/dying, crafts, entrepreneurship/home-based businesses/career/leadership, safety, senior/retirement, puzzles and games. No: occult, racist, sexist, textbooks. Exception: Wanting to publish home schooling textbooks.
Tips: Manuscripts should be proofread. Information should be well written, timely, and accurate with strong sales potential. Should be written in practical, nontechnical style. High quality writing and originality of ideas. Should address significant topics in a fresh way.
Additional Information: If your theme is not mentioned above, then Email details for consideration. Only electronic files will be accepted. Do not send entire manuscript with first Email.
Instead, if you would like to, please copy/paste information, below, and return to [email protected]
Manuscript completed? If no, what percentage is completed?
Type of manuscript (fiction/nonfiction) and theme:
Explain how you will help to promote your published book:
Explain why there is a need for your book and how it differs from other books on the market:
Stories for Publication was started out of frustration for friends who used Vanity Publishers (don't do this). They paid around $1,000 to publish their book, had to pay extra for any changes, and were required to pay retail for copies of their book.
In addition, if an unpublished writer or artist does not have an agent, it is almost impossible to get one.
I publish books much faster than large publishing houses. Large publishing houses can take up to a year to publish your manuscript. With me, once your manuscript is edited and you okay the final draft, you can hold a copy of your book in your hands in less than a month!
I guarantee to publish you, worldwide, on amazon.com. For books that are not coloring books or journals, I also will publish your manuscript on Kindle. You receive royalties on books purchased, worldwide, on both amazon.com and Kindle.
Disclosure: I make no guarantees on how many books you will sell or how much royalties you will make; it depends on the buying public. I just offer you the opportunity to become published without an agent.
There is nothing like the joy of holding a copy of your published book in your hands. It is such a feeling of happiness to finally realizing your dream of becoming published a reality!
This is what I offer you:
-ISBN number: included
-Book preparation: included
-Front/back cover: included (If you want more than the standard cover or you wish extra illustrations inside of your book which requires that I contract with one of my artists, there is a slight fee. These extra services are optional.)
-Publishing your book: included
-Option to purchase as few or as many of your published books wholesale
-Marketing: Some marketing included
A high percentage of my artists and authors who are under contract are multi-published with me. Both Artist Debbie Garrison and Author Tina Chambers Smith have both published over five books, each, with me.
To ensure that I only receive people who are serious in becoming a published author or artist, I've had to do a policy change. For all of those people who receive a contract with me, when you mail the book publishing contract to me, meaning that your work has been accepted for publication, you will also mail a one-time check for $199 to me. You receive many perks with me to include mentoring which is generally worth way more than the token fee. I pay above industry standards in royalties and publish much quicker than the large publishing houses do.
I welcome you to Email me at [email protected] with any questions that you might have. I'm only interested in writers who really want to see their manuscripts published. Prefer writers who intend to publish more than one book, but will consider a one-time publishing contract, that's not a mandatory requirement.
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