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Publishing Books Selected by Readers


Build Your Readership


Sell Pre-Orders


We Publish Your Book

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 ebook if 750 copies are pre-ordered, and we'll print your book if 1,000 copies are pre-ordered.

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. You'll make 50% of gross revenue for each printed book we sell, and 70% for each ebook.

Have a book idea?

The Idea In 20 Words Or Less
Working Title

As a Publisher, We:


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


Internal layout design, cover design, printing.
Design by MacFadden & Thorpe
MacFadden & Thorpe
Printing by RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley


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


Social media marketing, email marketing, traditional and online publicity.
Inkshares books have been featured in

Sell Movie and TV Rights

Sales of movie and TV rights for our books in Hollywood through a partnership with UTA.


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ideas: 515 drafts: 2,144 in production: 43 published: 16 copies sold: 73,929 book stores: 212 author royalties: $146,561

Our royalty structure is simple

Pre-order Goal Author Royalties Gross Revenue Author's Take
Trade Paperback
275 pages, black and white
1,000 50% $18.00 $9.00
275 pages, ~70k words
750 70% $9.99 $6.99
Graphic Hardcover
32 pages, full color
1,000 50% $30.00 $15.00