Frequently asked questions

  1. Do you charge the author or illustrator for publication?
    NO. We are NOT a vanity publishing company.
  2. Where are you located? How do I contact you?
    1024 Iron Point Rd Suite100-1478 Folsom, CA 95630 916-897-1670 You can also use the email form below.
  3. What do you mean by working one-on-one?
    We are committed to creating books without taking control from the hands of our authors and illustrators. We're a team.
  4. Do you do the marketing and promotion?
    Yes, we do the majority of the marketing and promotion. This includes sending copies to reviewers and award committees, based on the type of book. We do ask that our authors and illustrators have a website, Facebook, or some sort of social media to promote their work.
  5. Where are your books distributed?
    Our titles are made available to tens of thousands of retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies, and other channel partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and other book retailers and wholesalers across North America.
  6. Who prints your books?
    Lightning Source & Ingram Spark
  7. Do you use Createspace?
    For certain books in certain circumstances, this is sometimes done in correlation with Ingram Spark.
  8. What book formats do you use?
    We publish Hardcover, Softcover, and E-books. We also publish selected books printed in a special font for people with dyslexia in order to promote a love of reading even if it is a struggle.
  1. Do I need an agent?
    NO, but if you have one, we will work with them.
  2. Do I need an illustrator?
    No, we will match your work to the illustrator we feel is right for the project.
  3. Do your authors or illustrstor pay for anything?
    You do not pay me for doing anything. You will pay for you own copies of your books at a discounted rate.
  4. Will I need to edit my work if it's accepted?
    This depends on the book. We find that the picture books submitted to us do not require extensive editing in most cases. MG and YA, however, usually call for edits. We evaluate each book on an individual basis.
  5. How do you compensate your authors and Illustrators?
    Each contract is individually negotiated. We do NOT offer work-for-hire contracts.
  6. When will I get a decision?
    Picture books: As early as two weeks, but up to six. MG and YA: Allow up to 6 weeks, sometimes longer. If we like it and it fits, we will extend a contract.
  7. Are you a PAL Publisher with SCBWI?
    We are working to be set up as a PAL. Our founder is a personal member of SCBWI and believes in the value of this organization.
  8. What if I have other questions?
    Please use the form below.