Royalty publishing is an arrangement where the publisher undertakes the total cost of producing, marketing and distributing a book and pays the author a royalty for each copy sold – usually between 5% and 15% of the selling price. In some cases, the publisher will also pay the author an advance on earnings from royalties.
Royalty publishing has been the established business model in the book world for a long time, but is now being challenged by co-publishing and self-publishing arrangements, with authors and small publishers harnessing the power of the Internet to reach readers. A book by an established author or a book that a publisher feels has potentially large sales in the general market, or possibly in a niche but significantly large market, will often be published under this arrangement.
As a royalty publisher we give priority to manuscripts that fit in with our catalogue and to those where the author may be known nationally or to a specific segment of the market.
If you feel that royalty publishing is the right arrangement for your work, please feel free to contact us. We do not read unsolicited manuscripts. Please mail or e-mail a brief (one to two-page) summary of your work together with a one-page definition of your audience for the book. You may use our submission form to do this.