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13,794 ordered
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7,624 ordered
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997 ordered

As a Publisher, We:

Edit

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

Produce

Internal layout design, cover design, printing.
Design by:
Girl Friday Productions
Printing by:
RR Donnelley

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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Statistics

ideas: 1,364 drafts: 5,431 in production: 77 published: 43 copies sold: 143,313 book stores: 406 author royalties: $476,370

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