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    Lonehouse

    Lonehouse is looking for submissions for their new E-Publishing company. 60% royalties on cover price.

    Submission Information


    We accept electronically submitted queries only. Do not send your query through the mail as it will not be reviewed.
    We are looking to publish Romance and Erotica, Women's Fiction, and General Fiction.


    Please send queries via email to enquiries@lonehouse.co.uk


    Please include synopsis in the body of your email. This can be as long or as short as you choose, as long as it gives us the full synopsis of the story. Also, please attach three chapters of your novel to the email.



    In the email subject line, use the term Submissions, your manuscript title, and genre.


    In your email, please include your personal information: name, email, contact information, and any pertinent writing background information. Make sure you include the word count of your manuscript (ie: 55,000 words).


    Lonehouse is an electronic publisher, with scope to move into print in the very near future.

    Please note the following:


    • We publish Romance, Erotica, Women's Fiction, and General Fiction.
    • Although we do accept stories containing sex scenes (explicit in our Erotica stories) in most of our lines, it must occur between consenting adults.

    Please note - we will not review or publish stories with any of the following elements.

    -No depraved or illegal acts

    -No bestiality

    -No degradation of women (rape)

    -No pedophilia (no sex involving underage characters)



    Category Lengths:
    (determined by computer word count)
    7,500 to 20.000 words (ebook only)
    20,001 to 40,000 words (ebook only)
    40,001 to 65,000 words (ebook only)
    65,001 to 100,000 words (ebook)

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    [ePub] Lonehouse Creative Studio

    Lonehouse has posted a call for submissions in the paying markets thread, so I figured we may as well start a thread on this press. Given the match-up for word counts, I'm assuming it's this Lonehouse epublisher:

    http://www.lonehouse.co.uk/index.html

    Though they've posted in paying markets, I can't find any mention of pay rates anywhere. The website is under construction but has this as 'Coming soon...'

    Our new range of cover design packages and book layout packages.

    Editing services -- packages coming soon.

    Which, to me, suggests they are a fee-charging vanity press or are selling services to would-be self-publishers.



    The only other info I can find is this page with a similar call for submissions, and this additional info:

    Have a look at my website (well, it's not mine - hubby's business that I have added to) as it is almost finished, but I am looking for novel submissions. I am an Editor by trade, but since being very ill (Hysterectomy due to Cancer) I have looked at life in a very different way. So, now that I'm feeling better, I am starting my own publishing business as I have always wanted to go it alone.

    Lonehouse.co.uk is looking for submissions for their new E-Publishing company....

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    Given that their website talks about 'packages' for editing, cover art, and layout, I think that this is a fee-based rather than paying market.

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    I would agree with Unimportant--this is a self-publishing outfit, not a paying market.

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    Lonehouse

    Hello,

    Just to clarify, this is not a self-publishing business. You will not be charged for an editing service or a book cover.

    Lonehouse offers editing and book cover service as part of their business, as some people have made enquiries on just having their manuscript edited.

    Ruby

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    rubyhart, is this a pay to publish venture? Will writers be required to purchase editing packages or marketing packages?
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    There are no costs to pay as an author, and royalties are 60% of the RRP.

    Ruby

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    Can someone translate RRP for me? I'm guessing cover price?
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    Wikipedia gives it as Recommended Retail Price.

    Personally, I'd be very uncomfortable with subbing to a publisher that also offers editorial "services." It strikes me as very conflict of interest-y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyhart75 View Post
    There are no costs to pay as an author, and royalties are 60% of the RRP.

    Ruby
    Am I correct in assuming that the books will be sold only via the Lonehouse website?

    (Many retailers such as Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, BooksOnBoard, AllRomance, etc will require a ~40% discount off cover price from the publisher so that they make a profit selling the books -- which would leave the publisher's profit at zilch.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubyhart75 View Post
    Hello,

    Just to clarify, this is not a self-publishing business. You will not be charged for an editing service or a book cover.

    Lonehouse offers editing and book cover service as part of their business, as some people have made enquiries on just having their manuscript edited.

    Ruby


    Just to clarify:

    Someone who wants editing but is not going to publish via your service pays only for editing. (I agree that this raises red flags; most publishers aren't going to be interested in editing books for other publishers, which is what this amounts to.)

    Someone who wants to publish via your service pays no costs whatsoever and receives a royalty of 60%.

    Is that correct?

    Also: What is your acceptance rate for submitted manuscripts? What are your editors' qualifications? Sorry for all the questions--also apology to the mods if these are BRBC questions!

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    I am going to port a copy of this thread to Bewares and Backgrounds so the discussion about royalties, packages etc can be carried on there.
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    Seems like this company would be better off providing their editing and packaging services under a different corporate identity if for no other reason than to alleviate concern and confusion in the future.

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