How much will I receive in royalties?
You will receive 50% of the net royalties.
How much does it cost to publish with you?
We take a percentage of the royalties, but we do not charge a fee.
What do you offer?
Editing, formatting, discounted paperbacks, cover design, blog tours, social media marketing, posters for your book, advice and help with building your platforms, quick turnaround time, and we also have a dedicated street team and ARC review team.
How long are the contracts for?
They are for five years.
What marketing do you do?
Our PR team schedule a blog tour and review tour for your release, they market your book on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We post into our dedicated street team and ARC team to get reviews up for your release, and we put up boosted posts on our Facebook pages for new releases. Our imprint PA’s continue to market posters and teasers for your book after the initial release.
Our imprint PA’s continue to market posters and teasers for your book after the initial release.
Do we pay an advance?
Do you accept unsolicited submissions?
Do you accept submissions for previously/currently published books?
Yes but any submitted book(s) must be removed from sale before we publish them.
Can I use my own book cover?
Our book cover designers prefer to design covers from scratch, however, you can use your own cover at our discretion.
Can I use an out of house editor and/or proofreader?
Yes but this must be done before you make a submission to us.
Can I use an out of house formatter?
Do you accept submissions for self-published authors?
What is a query letter?
It is essentially a letter where you introduce yourself to us and tell us about the book you’re submitting. You can tell us about anything you’ve achieved in the book world, why you think your book is for us, if you’re already published, any kind of success you’ve had, anything you feel could be relevant, etc.
What platforms do you publish on?
Amazon & Kindle.
What about other digital bookstores?
This is at our discretion.
Can you get my books into physical bookstores?
This is something that we do not offer at this time.
What are your time frames?
The submission process can take approximately 2 weeks although we usually do this quicker. With publishing, we have to publish your novel within five years. However, it depends on the level of work required. The usual time frame is between 1-3 months.
Do you accept submissions for novellas?
Yes, but anything under twenty five thousand words will be eBook only.
What is the lowest word count you will accept?
Five thousand words.
How many changes can I have for my book cover design?
Changes beyond mistakes are at the designer’s discretion as are excessive time spent looking for specific images.
I have a book series, can I submit them all in one go?
My submission was rejected, when can I make a submission for the same book?
We ask that you leave it at least six weeks before you try again unless we state differently.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at:
enquiries (at) smokeandmirrorsink.co.uk