Become an Author
Many a writer dreams of becoming a published author and at Bolide we strive to help you achieve that goal, whether you intend to self-publish or intend to join our publishing co-operative.
Listed below are the different routes available to publication:
Traditional publishing is the age-old process of getting a book deal, an advance, a contract, and remuneration via royalties. The book will be edited, receive professional interior and exterior design, and eventually go to market. There are no upfront costs for the author.
Bolide Publishing is not not offering Traditional Publishing at the present time.
Vanity Publishing (Books for self/family)
Vanity publishing is the process of publishing a book for the personal enjoyment of friends, family, and colleagues – not for market (if you intend to publish your book to market, you are, in fact, a self-publisher). The author takes on the full cost of vanity publishing.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of vanity ‘publishers’ who claim to be traditional or hybrid publishers. They do no gatekeeping (assessment of marketability and standards) and will publish any and everything.
Bolide Publishing can assist authors who have a book they wish to publish solely for their own use and for friends and family.
Co-operative publishing is a collective of like-minded authors who share a common interest and publish under the same imprint while maintaining print rights and royalties.
Bolide Publishing offers co-operative publishing under two imprints:
- Bolide Publishing (science fiction)
- Asteri Press (fantasy)
Self-publishing is similar to vanity publishing in that the costs are the responsibility of the author, but unlike vanity publishing, the author intends to publish to market (to sell) and is therefore invested in high standards and marketability. A self-publishing author takes on (or hires out) all the roles performed by a traditional publisher (editing/cover design/marketing) and retains 100% of all profit from royalties.
Bolide Publishing can help with all aspects of Self-publishing
Our process begins with an email enquiry and a discusion (via email) about your book and goals. Once this is complete we will provide a sample (if applicable) and a quote. Subject to your approval, a contract will be sent and work will be begin in accordance to the agreed schedule.
Our team of editors are experienced in their fields of editing and familiar with science fiction and fantasy books. You can read more about our team here.
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