We focus on the individual author by giving him or her our complete attention in all aspects of their novel. Starting from our high standards when employing our editors, artists, promotion, and marketing.
Our Promotions and Marketing Director came to us with a degree in marketing and many years of experience working with multi-genre authors, and uses her sizable knowledge-base and ever evolving learning courses, to help get your book seen long before it’s actually launched. She helps teach authors how to promote and build a brand for themselves. She works with each author on a one-on-one basis, to ensure they stay relevant. This helps get you and your novel the highest possible exposure before, during, and after release.
First off, please know that YOU were not rejected, the manuscript (for now) was. There are many reasons your book may not be a good fit for our company at this time. Was the word count at least 50k? Did it follow our submission guidelines? Was it full of editing errors that should have been easily identified? We do recognize when a first draft is sent to us. If it’s a matter of editing, we highly encourage you to fix it and re-submit. Our editors are not here to write your story for you but help you make it better. If it is a matter of content, don’t be discouraged to submit other manuscripts.
Absolutely. However, make sure each submission is under its own query and follows all the submission guidelines.
As much as we would like to not have this as part of our contract, we need to protect ourselves and our investments. Once the book has been internally edited, yes. This is commonly referred to in the business as a kill fee or a ‘buy-out’. On signing a contract, there is an enforced one-year penalty from the date of release for early termination, of five hundred ($500.00) dollars. We take our Mission Statement seriously and pride ourselves on keeping an open line of communication with our authors. We would hope we could come to a mutual agreement and alleviate any concerns before it gets to this point.
We would hope, as an author submitting to a publisher, you would have had your book edited before submitting it, this is standard operating procedures. We have a multi-award winning graphic artist we exclusively use for all our covers.
No, we don’t at this time. As we work with newer or in many cases, first-time authors, we need to first ensure we can at least break even on our investment in your work. When an author is established and a certain amount of sales are almost guaranteed, a publishing company can pay an advance, from which any royalties are collected from first and the author is paid after that time.