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Friday, 18 February 2011

A chance to be ebook published

I've just heard about Espresso Books. It's a brand new ebook publisher set up by a fellow veteran of the Goldsmiths Creative Writing MA. (If you are thinking of doing a Masters in creative writing yourself feel free to drop me a line, I'd be happy to share my experiences...But I digress, this post is about getting your work out there to the people who really matter - readers).

Anyway, the wonderful thing about being brand new is that Espresso Books  are hungry for new manuscripts. AND because they are publishing in digital format only, they pay 40% royalties on all sales. 
This is what they have to say:
We publish commercial fiction and popular non-fiction, aimed at the mass market.
We normally want at least 10,000 words per ebook (you’re welcome to query us with something shorter, though). There’s no maximum word limit.
We’re looking for:
  • Short story collections (typically totalling around 20,000 words per collection)
  • Novellas in any genre
  • Full-length novels in any genre
  • Children’s fiction
  • Popular non-fiction, from 15,000 words upwards
  • Poetry collections
(If you’ve got something that doesn’t fit into any of those categories, drop us an email – submissions@espressobooks.com – and we’ll let you know if we’re interested.)
We’re particularly keen to promote new voices, so we accept unsolicited submissions.
Please follow these guidelines when preparing your work for submission:
  • Send all work as a .doc, .docx or .rtf attachment. (See our FAQ for help with this.) It doesn’t need to be double-spaced.
  • Send us at least the first 5,000 words of your novel/non-fiction book. You may send more – if you have a complete manuscript, send us the whole thing. For a short story collection, please send at least two complete stories. For a poetry collection, please send at least four poems.
  • Give us a brief synopsis of your entire novel, or an outline of your non-fiction book.
  • Let us know roughly how long the whole book is, in words (e.g. 60,000 words).
  • Please include any illustrations or diagrams. We cannot supply these.
We edit all the books we published, though we’ll give you a chance to approve our changes prior to publication. We’ll also produce a cover design for the ebook: let us know if you’d like to supply your own artwork.
We can only accept submissions by email. Please don’t send your work on disk or on paper through the post – we won’t read it and won’t be able to return it either.
Send all submissions to submissions@espressobooks.com with the word “Submission” and the title of your work included in the subject line.
Worth thinking about I think you'll agree....you can go to Espresso Books website by clicking on the title of this post...Good luck 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank for sharing.