Do you publish new authors?
Yes, we accept submissions from new authors. In fact, we love new authors. There is nothing more rewarding to us than publishing a first timer. Our editing also helps new authors see what mistakes to be aware of in their future endeavors.
Are you a print on demand shop?
Yes, we do print on demand for our distribution partners like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers. We also have a printing partner who rolls out copies of the book for our stock.
What do I need to pay in order to get my manuscript published?
Nothing. Zero. Zilch. We cover all costs of the publication process from editing to artwork to the final product.
Do I need to purchase copies of my book once it is finished?
No, but we do suggest you carry a stock of books for signing purposes. Most authors want to have a physical copy of the work, and we agree that is a good idea, but you are under no obligation. Most authors usually order 20-50 copies for shows or speaking engagements.
What is expected of me if my manuscript is accepted?
If accepted, a publishing contract will be sent to you for signing. You will receive a copy of the contract as well, signed by our publisher. After that, we start the editing process and getting the work ready for publication. We involve you, the writer, in this process. The manuscript is returned for rewrites as needed, and corrections when called for. Once all issues with structure and content are addressed, the work goes to SPAG (spelling, punctuation, and grammar) for corrections. All errors are corrected and the work finalized. Cover art is ordered, and before it is picked, we share with you the thoughts of our design team. Once all these are completed, a release date is picked and, if needed, a promotional video created.
Do you pay advances?
No, we do not pay advances. New or relatively unknown authors never receive advances, and as a small publisher, such would eat too far into our bottom line. As an author, you want to see a publisher succeed, not close their doors due to improper financial decisions.
How do I get paid?
We distribute royalties quarterly, paid through several modes pending on the amount. Canadian authors have the ability to receive their royalties (up to $5,000) by direct deposit, while others receive a wire payment to their account.
What are royalties?
Royalties are the contracted amount due to the author on funds generated by the manuscript once published. Our contract states very clearly that you, the author, are guaranteed royalties on any monies generated by your work, regardless of where those funds come from. This is in writing. This is in the contract.
Do you accept returns?
Yes, we accept returns on unsold books if they are distributed to a bookstore by us. If the bookstore orders through Ingram, the books are non-returnable.
Where are the books distributed?
Our books are distributed online and through bookstores worldwide. We have partnered with Ingram for major distribution, and also have a distribution office to help supply copies to bookstores in North America.
I don't live in Canada or the United States, will you still accept my manuscript?
Yes, we love books, so if you live in England or The Netherlands, we may still accept your manuscript for publication.
Do you also sell to the public?
Yes, we sell ebooks from our company website and attend many sales events yearly.