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The authoritative new cookbook from the team behind HERB.co, formerly The Stoner’s Cookbook
cookbooks, food and wine
Status: Published
17,061 ordered
So you’ve inadvertently trapped an ancient trans-dimensional god in your backyard shed; what do you do? That’s what Venus McKenzy and her friends would like to know.
horror
Status: Published
4,337 ordered
It’s the year 2147: a time of enduring peace on Earth. The Last War ended half a century ago. We can cure most ills, the air is pure, and teleportation is how we get around. Sounds great, right? So why does everyone suddenly want to kill Joel Byram?
hard science fiction
Status: Published
10,095 ordered
A darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities.
fantasy
Status: Published
4,295 ordered
Before the age of reason and science, magic ruled the world. Now, it’s coming back and if most of humanity gets wiped out in the process....well, sometimes you have to break a few eggs.
fantasy
Status: Published
2,392 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 through a partnership with UTA.

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 at least 250 copies 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 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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