What royalty rates do you offer?
We pay 50% royalties (net from distribution channels) to authors.
Where do you distribute books?
We distribute eBooks through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Sony, and Kobo. We hope to expand in the future with more distribution channels.
We use CreateSpace for our print versions with all the distribution channels offered there.
You have an “Editing Service” where you charge for editing. Is there a charge to the author if you publish his or her book?
No. We are not a “vanity press.” Should we offer a contract, the author does not pay any portion of production costs. We never ask a publishing client for money.
Our Editing Service is for authors who choose to self-publish.
Who decides what books will be published?
We have three acquisitions editors who review each submission and present individual reports.
How long after submission of my manuscript will it take to hear back from you?
The time will vary, depending on the number of submissions. At this time, you should hear back from us within one to three months.
What is the editing process for books published through RA Publishing?
A full content edit is done first. Once that is complete, the book is is scheduled for line/copy editing. The author and editors work together through the editing phases. When the line edit portion is complete, the book will go through two to five proofreaders.
Will you publicize my book?
We set up blog tours for our books, submit them to reviewers, and generally create buzz about the book on social media sites. We also purchase ads on blogs at various venues.
So the author can kick back and the company will do it all?
No. The author will be completing interviews, posting on social media, etc. We will work with the author to ensure that the publicity experience is as painless as possible, but it is a necessary evil.
If my book is not chosen for publication, can I schedule it for editing?
No. In the interest of avoiding a conflict of interest, books not chosen for publication cannot be scheduled for editing.
Similarly, if you have paid for editing through us, you may not submit your book for publishing consideration.
If your question has not been answered, please feel free to contact me at Lynn@RedAdeptPublishing.com