Our process will begin with an invitation to submit an electronic version of a manuscript.
The manuscript will go through a market read to determine whether it is appropriate for Puddletown Publishing Group. If it is, we will negotiate a contract for digital and print on demand publishing rights. (Authors always retain their copyright.)
The book will be passed to another editor who will evaluate the plot and eliminate grammatical and formatting errors. The author will then be asked to make revisions.
Once the plot and prose survive edits, the book will undergo additional copy edits and proofreading. At this point it will be formatted two different ways, for ebook and for print on demand (POD).
Ebook files will be uploaded to the main digital booksellers—Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google and Apple—while POD books will be submitted to Lightning Source for distribution through the same outlets and bookstores. During this process, Puddletown Publishing Group will work with authors to establish an online presence and begin pre-sale marketing of the book. Once the book has been released, marketing and sales will take center stage.
The target audience will be determined and we will look outside the box for market angles to garner publicity. Puddletown Publishing Group will plug the book into its marketing machine and school authors on how to build a platform of readers.
Sales figures will be monitored and price adjustments will be made to increase sales.
Unlike traditional (dead tree) publishing, ebook release dates are measured in months, not years and royalties are paid quarterly, not annually. Authors receive higher than the industry standard royalty when they sign with Puddletown Publishing Group.
Join us as we help shape the industry into an author-centric publishing model.