We’re not a vanity press. We don’t make our authors pay for our services. We collect royalties on books that sell, just like you do. (So we’re as motivated to sell your book as you are.) We work with our authors to ensure that their manuscripts are the best they can be when they go to press. We don’t take every manuscript, but we do accept a wide variety of books. Maybe yours?
Big publishing companies only really work with their best sellers, leaving other authors on their own to market and sell their books. Not us. We believe in the long tail, so we work with each of our authors to help them sell books for years (not weeks). We’ll arrange book-group visits, readings and other offline PR events and get your social media marketing in gear, too.
These days authors have to do more than just write a book. They have to blog, Tweet, Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook. And that’s just online PR. We provide all our authors with a blog on our community site and automatically hooked up to Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook, so all you have to do is what you already love and do well: write.
First send us your pitch. If you intrigue us, then we’ll ask for your manuscript! We’ll respond to your query in one week. (Yeah, we hate waiting too.) If we liked the pitch, we’ll ask for your manuscript.
We’ll spend some time reading your manuscript and discussing whether we think this is a book we can sell. (Give us about 4 weeks to read and discuss whether we think we can sell your book.)
If we loved your manuscript and believe we can sell your book, we’ll welcome you to the imprint.li team of authors. This means we will edit, publish, distribute and market your book. That includes social media campaigns, a place for you on our Authors Blog, your own twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google account, and book signing tours, book club visits and more. Woohoo!
I’ll tell you now, Susan, all feels good and I’ve got a great feeling for all us authors.
Questions, issues or concerns? I'd love to help you!