No Up-Front Costs

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?

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Small Press Big Ideas

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.

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Just Write, We'll do the Rest

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.

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A new kind of publishing company

We are now looking for authors. Pitch us today!

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Step 1 - Pitch Us

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.

Step 2 – Manuscript Review

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.)

Step 3 – We Sign You!

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’m on cloud nine. YEAH!!! The books arrived today – they’re striking, gorgeous! I took one of the copies into the Cover to Cover book shop…. They congratulated me and loved it! They want to buy some copies because they said they really like to promote local authors. The local central libary will buy some copies, too, and help promote my book.

I’ll tell you now, Susan, all feels good and I’ve got a great feeling for all us authors.

Katina Jones, author SOS! I Love You
 

Our Recent Titles


Pirates of Bair Island
by Susan K Rits
Kali's Heel
by Carolyn Brown Heinz
SOS! I Love You
by Katina Jones
Angel of Iron
TK Shideler
The Girl from Ithaca
Cherry Gregory
The Walls of Troy
Cherry Gregory
 

What We're Talking About



How To Use the Author Program on Goodreads
Date: 22 May 2014
Learn more about how to promote your books with special tools on Goodreads. Each slideshow demonstrates a different aspect of our Author Program.   Author Profile, Author Dashboard, and Widgets All members of Goodreads......

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13 Things Your Vanity Press Won’t Tell You
Date: 02 May 2014
Self publishing is all the rage these days. I know, I've done a few books that way myself.  But as any author of a book published the old fashioned way (via Penguin, Random House or any other big publisher) will tell you,......

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How Safe Is Your Ego from Nay-Sayers?
Date: 20 Apr 2014
Whenever you try to do something hard, or risky, or both, there will always be a lot of people who tell you not to. This applies especially to writing books. People who've thought of writing a book themselves, but were afraid......

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What is the Marketing Cost of Selling Your Book?
Date: 05 Apr 2014
As I am sitting on the couch this Sunday morning – still in my PJs at 12:23pm – multitasking our new Twitter account(s), my other Twitter account, our website which hasn't even officially launched yet, and all the tools......

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The Shocking Truth about Most Great Stories
Date: 21 Mar 2014
There is a fundamental structure for any story which will hook readers, keep them engaged, and bring them back for more. It's a structure that took me years to learn. (Somehow, my writing professors never told me about it.)......

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Write Tight
Date: 05 Mar 2014
I just finished an editorial pass through a hot new Chick Lit novel we're publishing in July. I ran it through my process, which shapes the narrative and tightens the writing. What comes out (and what we'll publish) is a crisp,......

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