Please carefully read the submission guidelines before querying. Submissions incorrectly submitted will be discarded if we aren’t able to read them. A clear, concise, and compelling query is required for all submissions.
DO NOT SEND US BOOK ARTWORK.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED WORKS.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT INCOMPLETE/UNFINISHED MANUSCRIPTS.
You may submit a maximum of three original works within a 6-month fixed time frame.
***Spectrum is NOT a vanity press, we do not charge fees for publishing, and we offer publishing advances
We shoulder the financial risk, and you agree to take charge on promotion.
In a nutshell, Spectrum pays the design and publication fees, including formatting of both the paperback and ebook, ISBN and barcode, printer setup, and print proof – the very first copy of your book, which we’ll ship to you for approval. We’ll give you our marketing guide, then you start promoting the book. You agree to give Spectrum exclusive publishing rights for a period of three years.
What we agree to:
- Professional formatting of your manuscript for both ebook and paperback formats.
- Provide an ISBN and barcode for both versions.
- Publish the paperback and send you a proof copy
- Format, convert and publish the ebook . We do both the ebook and print versions by hand, as programs that convert them automatically can leave errors.
- Distribute your book across multiple channels, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and many others. Your book will also be available to any book store that orders through Ingram Spark, the largest book distributor in the U.S. Anyone will be able to walk into one of these stores and order your book.
- List both your print and ebook for sale on our website
- Pay net royalties of 30% on both ebook and paperback sales, payable four times a year as specified in the contract.
What you agree to:
- Submit a quality manuscript. We offer editing services at competitive rates, but they are not included in our normal services.
- Submit quality cover art. Again, we offer cover art design at competitive rates, but they are not included in our standard publishing service.
- Give Spectrum exclusive publishing rights for three (3) years
- Not publish another book anywhere else for the length of your contract.
- Actively promote your book. This can be daunting for new authors, so we will provide you an ebook with proven methods to help with this process.
- Accept royalties of 30% of what we make on ebook and paperback sales, payable once every three months as stipulated in the contract.
NOTE: If any changes need to be made to the manuscript before final conversions, we will make those changes for free. However, if any changes need to be made after the finalized conversions, we will charge a flat fee of $75. If they have been uploaded to the printer and ready for distribution, we charge $175.