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Q: What book formats does Route 11 Publications publish?
A: Route 11 Publications publishes print and ebook formats. Printed books are generally published as trade paperbacks. Ebook formats include .mobi for Kindle and ePub.
Q: What rights do I grant to Route 11 Publications for publishing my ebook?
A: Route 11 Publications asks for Worldwide book publishing rights. We ask for rights to publish in English and other languages in worldwide markets. You keep the copyrights to your material.
Q: What kind of royalties will I receive for publishing my ebook with Route 11 Publications?
A: You will receive royalties from 20-25 percent, depending on your marketing plan and previous marketing experience.
Q: How long will it take to publish my book?
A: From the time your manuscript is accepted for publication to release depends on several factors, including the condition of the accepted manuscript. The first step is polishing and getting your book ready for readers. Once the manuscript is ready, the time to publication is generally 3-6 months, although in some cases it will be shorter.
Q: Do I pay anything to Route 11 Publications for publishing my book?
A: No. Route 11 Publications is a traditional publisher in that we take on all costs for publication and pay you royalties based on a signed contract. We do not charge for reading manuscripts, creating covers, or any other costs associated with publishing. Simply give us a great manuscript, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Q: Where will my book be published?
A: Publication options may depend on the genre, but generally ebooks published by Route 11 Publications will be published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, and with other appropriate online booksellers. Print books will be published on Amazon and made available for book stores to purchase through Ingram and Bowker lists. Ingram is one of the largest books lists worldwide, and Bowker is the only official seller of ISBNs worldwide. Most printed books and ebooks will be available for sale worldwide.
Q: Will Route 11 Publications market my book?
A: Yes. It is in our interest to get your book to readers. However, we strongly encourage and expect authors to promote and market their books. Author marketing is very powerful and helps increase awareness of books and make connections with readers. Your success as an author and the success of your book depends on how well you market yourself. We offer you guidance, but ultimately you determine success.
Q: What type of marketing will Route 11 Publications engage in to promote my published book?
A: The most effective marketing will depend on the genre of the book, but generally, Route 11 Publications will work with authors to create viral marketing online. Some ideas include Fan Pages on Facebook, author blogs, author interviews, and other online marketing methods.
Q: Can I give my book away FREE to family and friends?
A: Route 11 Publications will provide some free copies of ebooks to family, friends, or reviewers at the author’s request and at the discretion of the publisher. Free copies of books help promote sales. We strongly recommend you ask recipients of free copies to write reviews of your book on Amazon, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other online book booksellers. We also encourage authors to seek reviews and ask others to blog about their reviews.
Q: How should I submit my manuscript?
A: Please follow carefully our manuscript submission instructions, which can be found on our website at Submissions.
Q: How should I submit my final manuscript?
A: Generally we will ask you to email your full manuscript, and then we will upload it to a shared online source so that we can work with you on editing the manuscript. Once editing is complete and approved by the publisher, we will take the final manuscript from this source.
Q: How should I format my manuscript?
A: Please follow carefully instructions for formatting manuscripts. These instructions can be found on our website at Submissions.
Q: What genres do you publish?
A: Route 11 Publications releases a few titles each year in the following genres:
- Science fiction & fantasy
- Mystery, thriller & suspense
- Literary fiction
- Women’s fiction
- Religion & spirituality
- Cultural & social issues
- Multicultural issues
- Health & wellbeing
For submission guidelines, see Submissions.