Lock Publishing is the brainchild of John Lock, three of whose books are self-published through his company. If you suffer from epilepsy, motion sickness or a simple lack of tolerance for ugly websites you'd be well advised to approach this one with caution.
I can keep my own copyright? Splendid! Let's find out more. This button looks interesting:Lock Publishing
"Where Dreams Come True.."
...we believe everybody should have the opportunity of having their book/novel published and if your first submission is unsuccessful, we will offer FREE help and advice to enhance your manuscript and re-submit it - several times if necessary, but we want your work to have the best possible chance of succeeding in a very competetive market - and you retain the copyright of your work.
Oh, dear. Let's press it anyway:I Want to be a Pubished Author
Royalties paid on net, Arbitrary Capitalization and rampant exclamation marks...this isn't looking promising.We will evaluate the work submitted by new authors, request changes if necessary and once accepted will offer you a No Cost Publishing contract and pay you probably the best percentage Royalties in the business! There would be No Charge for us to publish you on Kindle and Paperback. We will obtain the ISBN and ASIN numbers and publish your book worldwide on Amazon.
There is No Charge for publishing and we pay you 50% of all nett profit in Royalties!
..Everyone has a book in them! If you have written a manuscript on any genre, send in the first three chapters now for evaluation.
Yes, because established, successful authors are created out of thin air by Biblios, god of books. They didn't have to start out as unknowns.Unless you are an established, successful author or a famous name, then you have very little chance of having your book published by a major publishing company who would have the marketing resources to vigorously promote your book.
If your POD book fails to set the literary world on fire (Lock publishes through CreateSpace) your income could also be nothing.To ensure we only get new authors who genuinely want to SELL books and not just be satisfied with seeing their name in print, we charge a one off registration fee* of £50 ($75) per book BUT we deduct that from your first Royalty payments so your outlay is nothing.
Still, at least LP provides editing. Or does it? I picked four of their books at random and had a sneak peek via LookInside. None of them had been edited to anything approaching a professional standard:
But what's this?She now found some words, albeit blame and it was aimed John's way.
Despite his best efforts to keep tracking the Range Rover, without being seen, the softer sand on the route Brian had chosen, slowed down his progress and he could no longer see the tell-tale tyre tracks in the distance.
"If this ever gets out that I have done this to you bitch," He snarled, making her freeze and look up at him.
The study empty, The bathroom empty, The spare bedroom empty and when Ned arrived at his parent's room there was only one thing left to fill the void on the wooden floor; a lonely photograph.