I have a new project in the works through a company called Inkshares. Many of you may not have heard of this company, so I am posting their FAQ here.
Question: What is Inkshares?
We’re a book publisher that has readers, not agents or editors, decide what we publish. We publish any work that successfully hits a pre-order threshold on our platform. By “publish” we mean that we edit, design, print, distribute, and market books. You can find our funded books here.
Question: How does it work?
Our process is simple: authors pitch, readers pre-order, and we publish. Any author can submit a proposal for a book. Once the project goes live, readers support the project by pre-ordering copies of the book. Once the 750 pre-order goal is hit, we start publishing: we assign authors an editor, a designer, and we handle all aspects of printing, distribution, and marketing once the manuscript is finished.
Question: What is the 250 pre-order goal?
At 250 pre-orders a project on Inkshares qualifies for the Quill collection, if the author so chooses. This includes an ISBN, light editing, limited distribution (including physical and digital on Amazon), and signed print-on-demand copies to all backers. If an author chooses Quill, they earn 50% royalties on all orders made after the 250 pre-order goal. At the 750 pre-order goal, the publishing process is the same as at any traditional publisher, including full editorial services, design, an offset print run, marketing, and distribution into bookstores nationwide.
You can check out the pitch for my book EMPEROR here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/emperor
If you already follow my work here, just go to the link and click follow there. If I can get all my followers on Facebook and WordPress to follow the link, I can easily reach the minimum required to get published. It’s all in your hands now, friends!