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Submissions:

 

General Submissions:

You must be of 18 years of age or over to submit written work or manuscripts. We are not comfortable conversing with people who are not legally adults. We will make exceptions with written parental permission.

 

For larger pieces - novels and the like - please do not submit the manuscript in the initial contact email. Email a detailed synopsis and a brief bio of yourself. Excerpts and sample writings are encouraged (2 to 3 pages).

 

We are only interested in final and finished written pieces. Do not submit unfinished pieces and do not contact us regarding manuscripts you are thinking of writing, or want pointers on, or concepts you are considering writing.

 

All correspondences should be emailed to brokenkeyspublishing@gmail.com

 

Ownership is foundational. If we don't know who owns the work it will not be published. No pen names and no third party submissions. The writer needs to submit their own work. 

 

You must own its copyright. If it has been previously published, you may not. If you have sold your work elsewhere you may not own it. Any and all submitted work is assumed to be owned by the submitting writer and they assume any liability should they not. 

 

Do not forward links to your writing. If the submitted piece is not an attachment we will not search for it.

 

Do not submit or use Email Notification Services: we will not sign into any service to view your writing. If we receive an email requiring us to verify or sign into something, consider the submission rejected. Please keep this in mind.

 

Please include a short bio.

Specific Submissions:

If you are submitting to a specific collection, please follow its instructions.

Services:

Non-Publishing Services:

(With the Non-Publishing Services Broken Keys Publishing & Press is not the publisher)

1- Amazon Distribution Package (ebook*** & Print-On-Demand****):

- basic format and layout for BOTH Amazon eBook*** AND Amazon Print-on-demand****

- 4 final files are provided. (2 PDF's, cover & text, for POD, and 2 files, cover & text, for eBook).

- One time fee*

- Any and all other profits from Amazon sales are 100% the author's

- it is the author’s responsibility to upload the files and manage their own Amazon account

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT provide an ISBN

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press is NOT the publisher

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT take any royalties

 

2- Expansive eBook Package (ebook*** & Print-On-Demand****):

- basic formatting & layout for eBook and Print-On-Demond**** through Kobo, Nook (Barnes & Noble) and other various channels through Draft-2-Digital

- One time fee*

- Any and all other profits from sales are 100% the author's

- It is the author’s responsibility to upload the files and to have access to these distributors.

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT provide an ISBN

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press is NOT the publisher

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT take any royalties

 

3- Printing Services (Print editions**):

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press can print and deliver your Print Edition** order

- Price will be quoted and agreed upon before printing 

- payment will be received before delivery

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT provide an ISBN

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press is NOT the publisher

- Broken Keys Publishing & Press does NOT take any royalties

 

Services do not need to go through manuscript approval as Broken Keys Publishing & Press is not its publisher. Our logo and name will not be used in association with this piece in question.

* These services may range between $200 - $ 500 each

Publishing:

 

Publishing through Broken Keys Publishing & Press can include distribution of ebooks*** and Print-on-demand**** through Amazon, Kobo, Apple iBooks, Nook (Barnes & Noble), and can include, but not limited to Scribd, Thalia.de (Germany), Indigo, Angus & Richardson (Australia), Vivilo (France), Mondadori (Italy) and various other worldwide distributors. For a sample of the availability please follow this sample link.

Cover artwork (possibly back cover, spine, and/or front cover) will include the Broken Keys Publishing & Press logo.

The above listed Non-Publishing Services are included.

Cover and text layout and formatting, some degree of cover design, assignment of the title's ISBN and submission to the Library and Archives of Canada. Broken Keys Publishing & Press takes a contractually agreed upon percentage of the sales profits. There will be minimal to no upfront costs.

Print Editions** can be coordinated for further and better profit margins if so desired. 

Periodic radio and TV interviews will be set up (as Covid restrictions and lockdowns permit), as will scheduled book signing events in the larger big-box stores (ie Chapters, Indigo, Coles) as well as smaller independent bookshops, and various online promotions.


 

It is important that we define and classify the primary 3 mediums in which we work. 

 

**Print Edition:

A system or process whereby a set number of copies of a book or text are printed either via offset printing, lithography, or digital technology and shipped directly to the publisher and/or author for direct sales and/or inventory.

 

***Ebook:

A digital or electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

 

****Print-on-demand, or POD:

A system or process whereby individual copies or small numbers of a book or text are printed to order and shipped directly to the end-user or customer, the copies bypassing both the publisher and/or the author.

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