A new platform to novelize compelling, unproduced screenplays is taking shape. Let’s face it, most screenplays (sold or optioned) will never make it to the big screen. However, they could reach millions of hungry book readers as a novel; even create momentum for a studio to green light the original script.
We call this new literary genre, ‘Script-Lit’, focusing on women’s fiction, suspense/thrillers, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and crime. After reviewing hundreds of samples from ghostwriters, copyeditors, concept artists, and formatters, we’ve assembled a small team to expertly novelize select screenplays.
The end product is made available to the public through Kindle, iBookstore and Barnes & Noble.
We cover the production costs. You, the original writer retain the rights to the novelization including byline. You also retain all motion picture and television rights. Any deals made with a financier or studio outside of publishing would be handled by you or your agent/manager/attorney.
Sample revenue model:
(c) SL ebooks Model
Cost bearing (up to $5000)
SL ebooks - 100%
Revenue Sharing (out of royalties after seller’s %/fees):
SL ebooks - cost recovery (100% of initial royalties until costs are recouped)
- plus 35% of future royalties
Writer - 35%
Note: this amount could go as high as 40% based on the eventual eBook retail price and overall publishing deal.
Publisher - 30%