The Publerati contract is a hybrid publishing and literary agency agreement. We only acquire global rights to the title at hand so authors are free to work with other agents on their other titles. We publish the work through our imprint while working to gain attention of larger publishers, film agents, and others who might benefit careers. Everything is done in frequent communication with our authors to help achieve the best outcome for long-term career development.
We encourage everyone interested in writing better fiction to read these books:
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley
The Art of Fiction by John Gardner
On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
What If? by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
Writers On Writing Series
Editing fiction is one of the most difficult and satisfying artistic challenges. We invest as much time as necessary to assure our books reflect the highest editorial standards. We understand the nuances of preparing manuscripts for ebook publication through all the major resellers, as well as for the Espresso Print-on-Demand machine, which is in the early years of its promising retail rollout. We release our ebooks through the Overdrive library system and for free on phones and licensed tablets provided by the Worldreader literacy program. You can read author testimonials here.
We are in no great rush to pump out lots of titles. We feel badly for authors whose works come and go rapidly and prefer to provide a sustained effort to promote our books over a period of many years. New and midlist authors in particular need a level of commitment not always possible in a conglomerate publishing company releasing thousands of titles per year.
We publish literary fiction and are highly selective. We accept submissions directly from authors or agents and are not interested in romance, horror, or thrillers. Be sure to read about our 100% "No Alas" Rejection Guarantee on the Submissions Page. Make submissions on this page.
All titles are designed in a branded look with the goal of communicating the larger social purpose of Publerati. We hope more people will read our titles knowing that a portion of all sales is going to help spread literacy via the Worldreader Organization. Learn how you can help.
Publerati is free to work with authors in exciting new ways. We charge nothing upfront and pay our authors the bulk of ebook royalties for sales made through all major outlets. We pay 50% for print-on-demand copies sold through the Espresso Book Network. We acquire all subsidiary rights for the title at hand and work with your consent to sell rights where it makes sense.
Top Ten Areas for Improvement When Writing Fiction
Read Founder Caleb Mason's blog "Outsights" on BookBusiness.
Publerati is a member of The Council of Literary Magazines and Publishers.
We have pulled together a document to help writers of fiction improve their work, based on the many submissions and published works we see at Publerati.
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