How do you accept submissions?
We usually receive submissions by email, but you can also courier your work to our office address.
How can I submit my work for consideration?
To submit your work for consideration, send by email/mail three chapters of your book along with a synopsis. If you are emailing your submission, please send any files to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How long does it take for you to publish a book?
We publish most books within 6 months after the author has signed their contract and returned all the necessary paperwork to us.
What is ISBN?
ISBN stands for "International Standard Book Number", which unique, numerical identifier for the books. Each ISBN represents a particular edition of a book
Will there be an ISBN connected every format of the book?
Yes. A separate ISBN will be assigned to every format of the book published
How can I tell if something is copyright protected if I want to use it in my book?
In most cases, any picture, material, text, information, quote, map, song, or illustration that you personally did not create is copyright protected by the person who created and/or published the material. Any text or pictures found in a book, magazine or newspaper is copyright protected by the publisher, artist, photographer or another individual. Most information found on the Internet is copyright protected as well.
How much can I rely on another work without permission?
There are no clear rules as to the amount of material you can use without permission. If in doubt, you should consult a legal advisor or look into copyright law to provide more details. In general, keep the rule of "fair use" (see previous FAQ) in mind and consider how much and what part of the work you are borrowing. The more material you use, the less likely it is to be considered fair use. However, sometimes even a small amount of work proportionally can hold a lot of weight if it is an important part of the work, so the amount of text is not always the determining factor.
Which pictures can I use without permission?
Without permission from the original photographer or copyright holder, only pictures that you have personally taken can be used without permission (unless a photo is "in the public domain" because the copyright has expired). If a picture is found in a book, newspaper or magazine, you cannot use the image without getting permission. Pictures and information found on the Internet are not "public domain." Most material found on the Internet is copyright protected.
Does citing the source material clear me of copyright infringement?
No. A citation will not protect you in a court of law against a copyright case. You must obtain permission.
How do I obtain permission and what do I do with it?
In order to obtain permission, you can contact the copyright holder and explain what work you wish to use and for what purpose. Request their written permission for you to use the material in publication. Some copyright holders will provide permission for free and others will charge a fee.
Keep the written permission in your possession if for any reason you should need to prove permission in the future. The copyright holder may or may not require additional credit in the book itself.