Guidelines to submit your book for publication.
Ideally we like you to submit your manuscript digitally in Word format (doc or docx) via email, DropBox, WeTransfer.com, Google Drive or similar. This is the fastest way for us to review and start work on your book. Try not to convert it to a PDF. We can accept PDF’s but they are not easy to edit and it will cause issues when we come to editing, proofreading and typesetting.
Well formatted manuscripts in the Standard Manuscript Format are appreciated if you can but as a self-publishing company working with many first-time authors, we know you may not have written your manuscript with this in mind, so it is not a requirement.
No fee payable for digital manuscript submissions.
Hardcopy manuscripts are accepted but a £50.00 admin fee will be charged to cover return postage, scanning, internal postage, storage and other admin associated with handling harcopy submissions.
We are happy to return unsolicited manuscripts but the £50.00 admin fee will be payable to cover admin and postage costs.
As with digital manuscripts submitted for self-publishing there is no fee payable. Please submit these by email, DropBox, WeTransfer.com, Google Drive or similar. Do please label your photos clearly and communicate where each photo needs to be placed in your manuscript.
We created a video with tips about how to submit your manuscript and this section talks about preparing the images and illustrations.
No fee payable for digital illustrations and photo submissions.
All illustrations and photos submitted will also be subject to a £50.00 admin fee. Again this is to cover return postage, internal postage, storage and other admin associated with handling illustrations and photos.
A scanning fee may also be charged in certain circumstances and these details can be found below.
In the event a manuscript is submitted by post that also includes illustrations & photos again submitted by post the admin fee will be £100.00 to cover the manuscript and then the illustrations and photos.
A scanning fee may also be charged in certain circumstances. This is around £295.00 on average and may be more or less depending on how many illustrations or images need to be scanned. This covers the time-consuming task of scanning these items in but also the post-production and editing required to improve the scans and ensure they can be used in the final book.