Publishing

We do accept a very few manuscripts each year for traditional publishing (in other words we cover all the costs up front, not the author). We hope to do more of this in the future, as finances allow.  Please drop us an email: info@piscataquapress.com to enquire.

In 2018 we published They Were Fire by Lee Richmond, and Finding Kurdistan by Hawreh Haddidi.

In 2017, we  published The Sun God’s Heir by Elliott Baker, and The Wideness of the Sea by Katie Curtis.

In 2016, we were pleased to publish The Unquiet Daughter by Danielle Flood, and Striking Terror by Denis Lipman, two impressive books that we hope you will read!

 

Most of the time, however, we ask the author to contribute the upfront costs of editing, designing, and producing a book. The author owns all the rights to the work we do for you, and you have final veto over all design decisions. Piscataqua Press takes a share of the net profit on the sales of each book, but only AFTER the author has recouped their entire initial investment.


 Average Length Fiction and Nonfiction books: $2500

These books are published under our imprint, Piscataqua Press, and appear on our website. These books must be professionally edited, and this price includes full copyediting (for sentence clarity, word choice, & structure) and proofreading (for typos). If you want it, the book will also receive an editorial consult from Tom Holbrook, the head of Piscataqua Press (be careful what you wish for!).

If you have already had the book professionally edited to a high standard, and we agree that it has been done effectively, the price will be adjusted downward. Likewise, very long or very short books will also be considered for a price adjustment, which will be decided on before work begins.

This endeavor includes:

Story consult if desired

Full edit of book for grammar, flow, and continuity

Full design work and layout of manuscript

Cover design

Ebook design

Final proofread for typos

Bulk orders available in paperback to the author at discounted price

Ebook promotions and marketing assistance

Facebook and Twitter promotions

Piscataqua Press handles all accounting and pays author profits quarterly

Author receives 100% of net profits until initial investment is recouped. After that time, author receives 70% of net profits

 


 Children’s Picture Books $1200 (paperback/hardcover)

After years of experimentation, we now only produce children’s books that can be printed within the range of services offered by our favorite, most reliable printer. We encourage you to meet with us to discuss what those options are.

Full layout of interior and cover

Scanning/Photographing of artwork as necessary

Bulk orders available in paperback at discounted price

Author receives 100% of all net profit until initial investment is recovered. 70% of net profit after that point.

All accounting handled by Piscataqua Press

Picture books are WAY more difficult than they seem, and they usually take a lot of extra time and care. We suggest an author not publish a picture book unless they are confident that they can sell 500-1000 copies.


How the money works

Our fees:

We take two thirds of the publishing fee at the signing of the contract, and the remaining third when you have approved the final proof. This down payment allows us the time and labor necessary to help you produce the best possible book.

 

Ordering books for yourself:

This takes 15 to 20 days, and must be paid for when the order is placed. The cost to you is the cost of printing and shipping the book, which is generally about 50% of the retail cost of the book to the public. Orders can be as few as 10 copies.

 

 

 

 

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