How to submit a book
Send a query letter introducing yourself and your project, along with a concise synopsis. Make sure to cover key details such as genre, word count and target demographic. Queries sent to the SP link will remain general. Those sent to StonehedgeEditor@aol.com will go directly before the attending editor.
Response time will depend upon current submission flow. Please allow three to seven business days for a reply.
What Happens Next?
After an editor assesses the submission, you will most likely receive a response within a week. Rapidity of replies will directly relate to submission volume. If you receive an invitation to submit a partial or your entire manuscript, follow the same format guidelines as stipulated above. Before going to signing, the editor may request revisions.
If you are offered a contract, it will only apply to the e-book rights. All others will remain yours. If we later decide to publish it in hardcover or soft cover, we will send an additional contract that covers those rights.
Writers may provide their own cover art, or work with the submissions editor to choose one from the retailer where we have an account.
We will fill out the ISBN and copyrights page, convert to the e-book formats needed for publication, and then release the product to Lightning Source and Mobipocket. Online retailers pick up and post new releases per their individual policies. However, most books reach all major sellers within a week.
How do you get paid?
Most e-book retailers pay the publisher for the books they have sold on a quarterly or
semi-annual basis. This usually equates to fifty (50%) percent of the suggested retail price.
They may actually sell it for less than the suggested retail, but this still determines the amount
we receive. We then split that money with you on a fifty-fifty basis. We will send you a check
within thirty days after we receive money from the retailer along with an accounting of the
number of books sold.