You say you accept young authors. What is the minimum age requirement for one to be considered for publication by Diamond Heart Press?
We do not base our decisions on age, but on the quality of the writing. For example, we would naturally be more inclined to consider a 12-year-old who has read and followed our guidelines, versus an older writer who has obviously not read our formatting principles and whose work is riddled with errors. We accept manuscripts from all ages, though a parental consent form must be included with the work (if underage).
Do you publish both print and e-book formats for all titles?
Yes, we publish every one of our books in both print and e-book format. We like to offer readers a wide array of choices to read their favorite books. If there is a sufficient demand for it, we will even consider publishing it in audio format. Whether the print version is hardcover or paperback depends on a number of things, including how experienced or well-known the author is, what our financial situation looks like, etcetera.
Where will your books be available for purchase?
Titles we publish will be available anywhere books are purchased, as we will go through an independent distributor.
Through Diamond Heart Press, is there any possibility of getting my book into physical stores?
Thereís a very large possibility of our titles being available in brick and mortar stores, but ultimately it depends on the bookseller. A number of factors thatíll aid their decision, besides having a good story, will be whether the book has a professional cover and interior design, whether itís professionally edited, whether the book was printed via print-on-demand or offset, whether sufficient marketing has been done to get buyers into the bookstores, etcetera. Seeing as how we offer all of this, weíd say the odds are in our favor
Will Diamond Heart Press help with marketing, or is most of the marketing the responsibility of the author?
We treat every book we take on as if it were our child, so we do our best to get our titles out there and share the authorís message with the world. Of course itís important for the author to be just as involved in the promotion of their book, but we see it as more of a team effort, and we offer the financial backing and assistance needed to let people know about it.