WELCOME TO OUR EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR PUBLISHING PROGRAM
THESE GUIDELINES WERE LAST UPDATED 22nd November 2017
· Access to our site giving you the following:
Ability to set up and maintain your own author profile(s)
Title submission facility
Submission tracking facility to follow the publication process
Sales confirmation emails (optional)
Earnings stats report
Ability to maintain your own payment preference details
· Earn royalties as defined in the Royalty Info guide
· Format your title to our standard layout and check spelling and grammar. See our requirements for your part in this!
· Publish your title and provide a cover for it, unless you supply one.
· Mail out details of your title to our newsletter subscribers - whom we mail regularly.
· Publish your title on at least one of our sites depending on the genre of your book.
· Make your adult fiction title available for sale to all our growing army of affiliates on A1AdultEbooks if you opt in to our MoneyMaker affiliate program.
· Provide you with online sales stats and sales confirmation emails if you want to receive them.
· Provide you with marketing pages on our various sites for your book that is submitted to various Newsgroups and also to Search Engines.
Publishing your book with us is FREE!
This publishing option is only available to authors aged at least 18 years, who have not previously published the title being submitted through other publishers or self-publishing programs, including free sites, either as a complete work or part work.
In joining our Exclusive publishing program you give us permission to distribute your title through third party sites such as Smashwords as appropriate.
To be Exclusively published by us, your book must be at least 5,000 words long. You must also conform to our submission requirements below.
Where your book is at least 30,000 words long we will consider it for a paperback edition, provided you have opted IN to one of our paperback distribution packages and subject to you agreeing to give us a period of 12 months exclusive publishing rights from the day the paperback edition becomes available for sale.
If you have already published the title you intend to submit to us (or the word count is under 5,000 words), please use our self-publishing program.
Please note that when you create your first author profile you will automatically be included in our occasional newsletters (usually once a month or less) to authors published on our sites. If you do not wish to receive our business newsletters please do not join us.
FOR ROYALTY RATES PLEASE READ OUR SEPARATE DOCUMENT ON THIS SUBJECT.
Please read our MoneyMaker affiliate document for details of the program on A1AdultEbooks and when your book will be available for sale there.
We are no longer distributing our adult ebooks through Kindle due to their progressively aggressive nature towards erotica authors.
We will create paperback editions where possible for all suitable books, including erotica (minimum story length is 30000 words and ideally at least 35000 words). We use Lightning Source for most titles and for our UK Mail Order Catalogue.
We can only consider paperback publishing for stories that are at least 30,000 words in length which, when formatted according to the paperback publishing program requirements we use, provides at least 85 pages of text.
All authors MUST be aged 18 years or over and become members of our site as this is how the stats and royalties system works. A single membership covers all our sites.
Once you have joined us, you will have access from our Authors Suite to all the facilities you require. This includes access to the software to set yourself up as one of our authors, the story submission software and the publishing tracking software. In addition you will be able to update your details, monitor your earnings and tell us how you want us to pay you. You can also opt into our Moneymaker affiliate program on A1AdultEbooks if your books are sold there, and also opt into our Paperback programs.
To become an Exclusive author published by us you will need to set up an author profile and agree to allow us to distribute your titles digitally which we publish on 3rd party sites such as Smashwords where appropriate - this is what was previously called our Exclusive Publishing Package. We will only publish authors who agree to this - if you do not agree then please submit your stories using our self-publishing option.
In all cases we maintain accounts for all authors. You can decide whether you want to be paid weekly or monthly through PayPal, or be paid by direct bank transfer in the UK, or an overseas transfer if you bank outside the UK. When the balance of your account reaches a minimum value of 10 in any of the currencies we support, our account payment processing routines will automatically trigger payment of the entire balance on the account across all supported currencies. For weekly PayPal payments, the balance of your account will be taken as at the end of Friday each week. Where your balance is greater than 10 in any currency, you will receive payment by the following Tuesday. Where the balance is below the minimum, your balance will roll over to the following week. For monthly payments, due to restrictions imposed by our credit card processing system, we MUST advise you that payments will not normally be made for at least 21 days after the month end as we have to clear funds from our card processor.
We will pay the costs of a UK Bank Transfer and our own costs of an International transfer. You will need to pay your own bank charges for an International transfer.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST JOIN US AS A MEMBER BEFORE MAKING YOUR FIRST SUBMISSION.
BEFORE SUBMITTING A STORY TO US - PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW
If after reading them you have any questions
please contact the editorial team
using the link below
CONTACT EDITORS (editors-desk at fiction4all.com)
Author guidelines, royalty payment rates and terms
BY SUBMITTING YOUR BOOK TO US FOR PUBLICATION,
YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ AND AGREED TO
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LAID OUT IN THIS DOCUMENT.
Manuscripts submitted that do not conform reasonably well to our manuscript layout requirements below will not be accepted by us.
It is your responsibility as author to ensure your script follows our guidelines below as closely as possible and that the script has been thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar.
Manuscript Layout Requirements: