publishing services and being a publisher
This is really important. I am both a small publisher and provide publishing services. There is a distinction between the two, and you need to know it.
Publishing services - whether with me or someone else - means that a specific service is delivered for a specific fee. I do what you pay me for, and not any more or less. (For example, I don't correct grammar or spelling during eBook conversion.) Someone providing publishing services gets paid by the author. Check out my eBook conversion services and the Pursued by Bears imprint.
A publisher instead takes a percentage - usually a majority one - but handles much, if not all, of the business aspects without involving (or bothering) the author. The publisher would hire both copy and line editor, cover artist, etc without payment from the author. The author is paid an advance against royalties (most of the time) and royalties are paid out to the author through the sale of the book to the general public. The publisher makes money from sales of the book to the public.
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As a general rule, I am not open to novel submissions as a publisher. If you insist, query by e-mail. Do NOT send any of the text.
If you are interested in pitching me a single-author collections, please query by e-mail with two or three samples of your work.
I am interested in anthology proposals. You must have read Industry Talk by Jennifer Brozek (Amazon|B&N|Drive Thru Fiction) before pitching. Seriously. Read it, it's good and will make everything easier on us both. Detail the theme, if any, proposed length, editor, and any writers already attached to the project. Having an included tagline and elevator pitch will increase your chances of me being interested. Please take a look at my standard contract for a story in an anthology to get a sense of the financial model.
As a general rule, I do not pay advances against royalties at this time. Exceptions may be made.