FICTION4ALL EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR PUBLISHING

WELCOME TO THE FICTION4ALL EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR

PUBLISHING PROGRAM

THIS DOCUMENT WAS LAST UPDATED JULY 2020

 

QUICK SUMMARY

THE DETAILS

YOU GET:

        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

YOU WILL:

        Earn royalties as described in the Royalty Info guide

WE WILL:

        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.

We welcome manuscript submissions from both new and experienced authors on equal terms. We expect you to present your submission in a format that is as close as possible to our style Guide. We expect you to have thoroughly checked your script for name consistencies, spellings and for grammar. Provided you have done this then it is FREE to publish with Fiction4All. If you cannot do this, or your writing quality needs attention, will offer you advice and paid for editorial services to cover the cost and time to bring your work up to a reasonable standard.

As a publisher we know that no script is perfect. So we are not seeking perfection, but we do need a certain standard as we do not have time to edit for free any scripts that are poorly written or formatted, or where no attempt to correct basic spelling mistakes etc. has been made by the author.

This is only fair to all our authors who do make this effort. If the work is not of a suitable quality, we will either request you make changes before resubmitting it, or we can direct you to our recommended paid-editor services.

The guidelines below are for authors submitting stories to be published directly by Fiction4All in our various imprints. These stories must NOT be published elsewhere, including any magazines, and by submitting them to us you agree to give us rights to publish and distribute your stories on our own and 3rd party sites exclusively, both in digital and print formats. You also confirm that you are the copyright owner of the material you are submitting. We will close the account, and retain any royalties, of any author who submits a story that has been plagiarised or stolen from another author.

Our various sites sell fiction ebooks and paperback editions (if you opt IN to the expanded program) as follows.

All our books in the various imprints associated with this author suite

www.fiction4all.com

Belief Systems, Religion and

Spiritualism

www.fiction4all.com

www.zadkielpublishing.com

Double Dragon imprint

www.doubledragonbooks.com and other similar domains

www.fiction4all.com

 

Separate terms and conditions apply to all books published through the imprints associated with our erotica publishing suite at https://fiction4adults.com/authors

 

WE DO NOT PUBLISH INCOMPLETE STORIES OR COLLECTIONS THAT ARE EXTRACTS OR ADVERTS FOR LONGER EDITIONS

DO NOT SEND US STORIES OR ANTHOLOGIES THAT ARE LESS THAN 5,000 WORDS

 

Submissions

Before submitting your story please make sure it conforms with the requirements in our Style Guide. This is important.

EXCLUSIVE AUTHORS are asked to submit their stories using the facilities provided in the Authors Suite.

As an author you must join us as a member and then set up your author profile (pen name and short biography) using the facilities within the Authors Suite. To become an author published by Fiction4All, as part of the author profile you must agree to our publishing package terms and give us exclusive publishing rights for a period of 3 years as stated in our Publishing Agreement which will be emailed to you normally within 72 hours of you submitting a title to us.

Once a Fiction4All/ author profile has been created, you can use the ADD TITLE feature to create a title submission. This procedure will require you to supply the following information:

o   You select the imprint that is appropriate for your submission.

o   Genre(s) that the title applies to: e.g , mystery&crime, horror, etc. You can see the available genres on the front page of the author suite and inside the author suite. You may select up to three genres that are applicable to your title. There are separate options for the Zadkiel Publishing imprint for genres applicable to the Zadkiel site for people submitting books in that imprint. As of July 2020 we also have separate genres applicable to the Double Dragon imprint websites.

o   A short blurb for the title - this is not a full synopsis but a few hundred words that will be displayed on site to attract interest in your book. This is like the information you would expect to find on the back of a paperback novel.

o   Any ideas you have for a cover picture - unless you are sending us a picture to use (see below).

o   Once you have completed the short submissions form you will be given the choice of either emailing us the story or uploading it to our server using the software provided.

o    

o   We require from you the following files:

  The full script in Word document (.doc) or RTF (.rtf) format. Avoid adding your name or page numbers, we will add all the legal protection necessary if your novel is accepted. Your manuscript MUST closely follow our layout requirements which are detailed in our Style Guide.

  Your chosen extract from the title to help sell your title (usually the first chapter or a few hundred words)

  If you can do so - we would also ask you to send us a good-quality cover picture (not under copyright) relevant to the story supplied as a jpg. This should be portrait in orientation. If you can't do this - no matter - we will try and find one that is suitable, based on any ideas you include in your submission. 

Submissions that do not follow the above procedure and provide all the information requested are unlikely to be considered for publication.

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.

Royalty payment and terms

ROYALTY RATE

Please see our royalty information page for rates.  

You have access to detailed transaction reports from each of our sites. Sales from our own sites are credited to you within the hour off the customer making payment for their purchase. Our software runs in a batch process behind the scenes on a cyclical basis.

Revenue earned from 3rd party sites will be credited to your account as soon as we receive the related payment, and will then be automatically included in your next payout according to the payment cycle and minimum payment you set up on your account. Please note for Amazon this will be at least 2 months and maybe 3 after the sale on their site took place. For Smashwords this will be 2 months after the sale takes place. Other sites we distribute on pay us quarterly when our account with them reaches a certain threshold for payment, and will be at least a month after the quarter to which the payment relates.

In all cases we maintain accounts for all authors. You can decide whether you want to be paid weekly, monthly or quarterly through PayPal. Or you can be paid monthly or quarterly by bank transfer (UK or International). When the balance of your account reaches a minimum of 10 in any of the three currencies we hold, our account payment processing routines will automatically trigger payment of the balance on the account. 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 the minimum payout level, 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 and quarterly payments, due to restrictions imposed by our credit card processing system, we MUST advise you that payments will not be made for up to 28 days after the month end as we have to clear funds from our card processor. Transfers to a UK Bank are made FREE of charge. For International bank transfers we will pay our own costs of the transfer, and you will pay your own bank costs. For transfers to a UK or International Bank please contact us for details so we can set this up for you.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright always remains with the author.

We will do our best to stop your books from being given away for free on forums and other sites - however this is a cooperative exercise and almost impossible to police, and we rely on information being fed back to us so we can take action against those who would rob you of your income. When we are made aware of a copyright infringement we will do all we can to resolve the matter as your publisher.

PUBLISHING RIGHTS

As author you confer exclusive rights on Fiction4All to publish your book in both digital and printed formats (and by agreement subject to book size and studio availability, in audiobook format). It is taken as agreed between you and us that we have these rights for a minimum period of 3 years from the date of publication (7 years for an audiobook). If your book is eligible to be added to our paperback publishing program but you do not want it included in that program, you must notify us in writing before we publish the digital edition of your book as our current operating procedures mean we will normally start to create the paperback edition as soon as possible after the digital edition is on. If you require a reversion of rights during the initial 36 month period you must write to us and ask for this to happen. We reserve the right to charge $50 per book where the book is in digital format only, and $100 per book if the book is in print before rights will revert. After the 36 month period as stated above, you can request reversion of rights without financial cost. After the initial 36 month period we will continue to sell your books unless you ask us to revert rights to you.

PRICING POLICY

Prices of ALL titles published directly by Fiction4All are at the discretion of the editorial team and their decision is final and binding. By submitting a story for publication you are deemed to agree with our decision. We may, at our sole discretion, alter prices up or down at any time to reflect market trends.

We always aim to achieve the highest realistic price for a publication. At times we may include books in offers run by 3rd party sites. This sometimes achieves higher sales volumes even though the royalties earned will be smaller per unit sold.

I wish you every success and look forward to you joining us as an author.

Stuart

CEO