- Mar 11, 2011
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Hey! Does anyone know any thing about World Castle publishing?
- What size are your print books and is it POD (Print On Demand)?
For our full length novels our trim size is 6"x9" black and white inside, with a glossy full color cover.
Our books can be ordered through www.amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and any other major book store chain. They are NOT available on book store shelves but they are returnable which means any bookstore or library can order them.
Living inside Caine’s body lurks a monster, waiting for him to angry so it can claw out of Caine’s body.
About Us :Her and her siblings have been ordered to protect their little sister, and must return to High school.
Not professional.It is our utimate goal to produce top quality novels for all readers. World Castle Publishing is a royality paying publisher.
Hi Kreuse. You should be right to question anyone who offers a contract based on an unfinished fiction. It could be that they make their money selling POD books back to their authors. I see this as a common thread with publishers who can't sign authors fast enough and who have no store placement because they run on a POD business model.After so many rejections I am suspicious... Advices would be great!
Okay, I need to think this through. I queried them on July 13th for SECOND CHANCES (with only three chapters) and they answered today to offer a contract.
Of course I am more than tempted, at least about opening doors...
(Bolding mine.....)dondomat, why did you choose them as your publisher? Did you query other small publishers?
I'm asking because I will most likely end up with a small press and have been asking others about their choices. Some seem much better than others. Some seem only slightly better than shooting yourself in the foot.
What did you like about this one?
If those are your requirements your short list should have at least 50 other publishers on it, which makes one wonder why this one rose to the top.
I would also suggest adding the factor: "sells a reasonable number of books"--like, at least a few hundred in the first year.
my choice of small publishers was/is made by following nine basic criteria:
1) accept e-submissions;
2) accept relevant length;
3) accept relevant genre;
4) are not greedy with rights;
5) the displayed book covers look more or less like the real thing;
6) the website seems geared to readers, not writers - the books are not hidden on page 12;
7) they do not have some experimental avant-garde murky payment scheme;
8) their website's design looks more or less like the real thing.
9) (overlapping with point 5) – they’ve already published other books
And yes, HistorySleuth, if you make a website that conforms to the 9 points above, I would send you my manuscript.
Q. Do you provide copyright?
A. No, we do not. The author retains ownership of the book and it is your responsibility to apply for copyright. We will provide you with the "proof" you'll need for filing and assist you as we are able.
We do, however, place a copyright notice in all works. According to www.copyright.gov, "Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device." It is your option if you wish to pursue an official registration of your work.
We do register all print books with the Library of Congress and send them a print copy of your book and the control number is printed inside the front cover by the ISBN number.