If your book is not yet at the finished manuscript stage, scroll down to the editing section. To submit a manuscript: convert your document to a PDF, upload it some sort of file storage, then contact us and include a link to your file.
Accept or Reject
If we receive an unedited manuscript, we will reject it on that basis. If your finished manuscript is rejected, you will receive a letter explaining why, and including any changes (if possible) which could result in acceptance.
Cover & Typesetting
If we want to make your book, we’ll have a designer make a few covers and work with you to pick one. The book will be typeset for paperback and digital.
Sample & Distribution
First we’ll send you a sample of the finished book. If you have any concerns about it, we can make changes at this point. If everything is good to go, we’ll put your book out into the wild!
We understand how emotionally difficult a process editing can be, and we do attempt to be as reasonable and sensitive to that as possible. The last thing we want is for you to be turned off from writing because of a critique.
However, just as important is for the author to be OPEN to change. Very few books are ever fully ready to hit the shelves on the first draft. Even extremely experienced authors need at least one round of edits, and it is nothing to be ashamed of.
The authors job is to craft great story, the editors job is to create perfect flow.
If your book can hook us in by the first chapter, we want to read more. If not, we'll tell you what the problems are and how to fix them.
Once your concept is in order, a content editor sits down and reads the entire thing. You are provided with a detailed report on each chapter of the book, as well as thoughts on the overall chapter connections and book flow. After this point, you typically work up a second draft based on suggestions.
This step repeats as many times as needed. Each round comes with a detailed report on the current state of the book, as well as suggested changes.
Once all the story changes are in order, and everything is set the way it will remain, the line editor takes over. Meticulously cleaning up grammar, spelling, word choice, dialog, and paragraph breaks. The result is your final manuscript.