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Thirty years ago, 10-year-old Kris Barlow spent a summer by the lake playing with her imaginary friend. Now, thirty years later, Kris returns to the lake house, only to discover that Violet is still there, and she wants to play.
horror
Status: Published
10,467 ordered
A disfigured boy must fight back when his camp counselors turn into blood-thirsty killers.
horror
Status: Published
131 ordered
It was supposed to be a simple publicity stunt: four famous horror authors spending the night in one of the world’s most notorious haunted houses. But their presence awakens an evil that will haunt them long after they leave...
horror
Status: Published
44,771 ordered
A failing magazine writer and a nightclub hostess take a break from the world on a derelict plantation in rural Tennessee. As the ghosts of the past thicken the atmosphere, each must face the horrible price of peace.
horror
Status: Published
1,475 ordered
After witnessing a series of inexplicable events, a paranormal consultant must uncover the horrifying truth behind his clients’ seemingly impossible claims.
horror
Status: Published
1,508 ordered

As a Publisher, We:

Edit

We handle the entire editorial process from developmental to copy-editing; from fact-checking to proofing.

Produce

Internal layout design, cover design, printing.

Distribute

Distribution through our partnership with Ingram to book sellers like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and hundreds of independent bookstores (view all booksellers).

Market

Social media marketing, email marketing, traditional and online publicity.
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Sell Movie and TV Rights

Sales of movie and TV rights for our books in Hollywood.
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Here's how it works:

Sketch out your book idea.

What are you thinking of writing? Have a working title? Can you describe your idea in 20 words or less?

Turn your idea into a draft.

Feel good about your idea? Upload a sample chapter (if you have one). We'll use your writing sample to build your draft page. If you don't have a sample, no problem. You can upload one later or sketch out your draft on Inkshares.

Get feedback.

Do people like your idea? Your writing? Ask readers to help you improve your draft and build a following along the way. Many authors will stop at this step, which is perfectly fine.

Sell Pre-Orders.

When and if you're ready to turn your draft into a book, we'll start to sell pre-orders. You'll run your pre-order campaign from Inkshares. We'll publish your book if you reach your pre-order threshold.

We Publish.

When you reach your pre-order goal, we'll start the publishing process with you. We'll edit, design, print, distribute, and market your book where the intensity of each is based on your goal level. We are your publisher.

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Our Royalty Structure

Our authors receive 35% of net receipts. "Net receipts" is gross revenue minus the cost of production and distribution. For example:
Gross Revenue Net Receipts Author's Take
Print Sold through Inkshares
$ 20.00 $ 14.00 $ 4.90
Ebook Sold through Inkshares
$ 8.99 $ 8.99 $ 3.14
Print Sold through Wholesale
Retailers buy at about %50 discount. Net receipts are typically 55% of gross revenue.
$ 10.00 $ 5.50 $ 1.92
Ebook Sold through Wholesale
$ 8.99 $ 5.85 $ 2.04

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