WELCOME TO THE FICTION4ALL EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR
THIS DOCUMENT WAS LAST UPDATED JULY 2020
· Access to our site giving you the following:
Ability to set up and maintain your own author profile(s)
Title submission facility. See our requirements for scripts.
Submission tracking facility to follow the publication process
Sales confirmation emails (optional)
Earnings stats report
Ability to maintain your own payment preference details
· Earn royalties as described in the Royalty Info guide
· Format your title to our standard layout and check spelling and grammar. See our requirements for your part in this!
· Publish your title and provide a cover for it, unless you supply one.
· Mail out details of your title to our newsletter subscribers - whom we mail regularly.
· Publish your title on at least one of our sites depending on the genre of your book.
· Distribute your book on other sites as appropriate for the genre of your book.
· Provide you with online sales stats and sales confirmation emails if you want to receive them.
· Provide you with marketing pages on our various sites for your book that is submitted to various Newsgroups and also to Search Engines.
We do not charge you to publish your book with Fiction4All provided you comply with our requirements and style guide!
We do now require a Publishing Agreement to be in place before we start the publishing process. The Agreement will be based on certain information you provide at the time of submitting a script to us and will set out the duties of both parties so we all know where we stand. It will also give us a legal document to prove that Fiction4All and its imprints have publication rights on other sites such as Amazon.
For this reason our publishing option is available to authors aged at least 18 years who are legally allowed to enter into publishing agreements. If your book was previously with another publisher then it must have been removed from sale and you must have a reversion of rights letter as evidence you have regained the rights to publish the book elsewhere. If you have previously represented your book on a free site or have self-published your book please contact us before you submit it to us.
In joining our Exclusive publishing program and through the Publishing Agreement for each book you submit to us, you give us publishing rights on an exclusive basis for a minimum period of THREE years (7 years if we agree to produce an audiobook of your story). This includes permission to distribute your title through third party sales sites such as Kindle as appropriate and you give us rights to publish your book in both digital and print formats at our discretion. Also at our discretion and in agreement with you, we may also create an audiobook version of your book or, if you create your own audiobook you can give us rights to sell and distribute it.
To be Exclusively published by us, your book must be at least 5,000 words long. You must also conform to our submission requirements as described in our various documents in the author suite.
Where your book is suitable we will consider it for a paperback edition, provided you have opted IN to one of our paperback distribution packages.
Please note that when you create your first author profile you will automatically be included in our newsletters to authors published on our sites. If you do not wish to receive our business newsletters please do not join us.
FOR ROYALTY RATES PLEASE READ OUR SEPARATE DOCUMENT ON THIS SUBJECT.
We will submit books to Kindle and other sites from our imprints associated with this author suite. We will create paperback editions where possible for all suitable books, (minimum book length for standard B format [12.9 x 19.8cm] is about 20000 words). We use Lightning Source for most titles and for our UK Mail Order Catalogue. We are expanding into using the new Kindle platform paperback option for titles we can publish digitally on Kindle, for authors who opt IN to our expanded paperback program.
All authors MUST be aged 18 years or over and become members of our site as this is how the stats and royalties system works. A single membership covers all our sites.
Once you have joined us, you will have access from our Authors Suite to all the facilities you require. This includes access to the software to set yourself up as one of our authors, the story submission software and the publishing tracking software. In addition you will be able to update your details, monitor your earnings and tell us how you want us to pay you. You can also opt into our Paperback programs.
To become an Exclusive author published by Fiction4All you will need to set up an author profile and agree to allow us to distribute your titles digitally which we publish on 3rd party sites such as Kindle. You also agree to give us exclusive publishing rights for a minimum period of 3 years. We will only publish authors who agree to this.
In all cases we maintain accounts on our site for all authors. You can decide whether you want to be paid weekly or monthly through PayPal, or be paid by direct bank transfer in the UK, or an overseas transfer if you bank outside the UK. When the balance of your account reaches a minimum value of 10 in any of the currencies we support, our account payment processing routines will automatically trigger payment of the entire balance on the account across all supported currencies. For weekly PayPal payments, the balance of your account will be taken as at the end of Sunday each week. Where your balance is greater than 10 in any currency, you will receive payment by the following Tuesday. Where the balance is below the minimum, your balance will roll over to the following week. For monthly payments, due to restrictions imposed by our credit card processing system, payments will not normally be made for at least 21 days after the month end as we have to clear funds from our card processor.
With effect from February 2019, the minimum amount we will pay out on for an International Bank Transfer is Euro100 or $100 – as otherwise bank charges will eat up your payment.
We will pay the costs of a UK Bank Transfer and our own costs of an International transfer. You will need to pay your own bank charges for an International transfer.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST JOIN US AS A MEMBER BEFORE MAKING YOUR FIRST SUBMISSION.
BEFORE SUBMITTING A STORY TO US - PLEASE READ OUR STYLE GUIDE.
If after reading them you have any questions
please contact the editorial team
using the link below
CONTACT EDITORS (editors-desk at fiction4all.com)
Author guidelines, royalty payment rates and terms
BY SUBMITTING YOUR BOOK TO US FOR PUBLICATION,
YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE READ AND AGREED TO
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LAID OUT IN THIS DOCUMENT.
Manuscripts submitted that do not conform reasonably well to our manuscript layout requirements in our Style Guide will not be accepted by us.
It is your responsibility as author to ensure your script follows our Style Guide as closely as possible and that the script has been thoroughly checked for spelling and grammar. If our editorial team consider any book has not been presented to our requirements then we will either reject the submission or offer paid-editorial services.