“You’ve completed your manuscript. Dotted the “i”s and crossed the “t”s. Congratulations!”
Ready to release your manuscript into the world?
We offer TWO models of publishing: “Traditional” and “Hybrid.” What’s the difference?
Submit your proposal for possible publishing in 2023 and 2024!
Please send a correctly structured and informative query letter and a 1-2 page synopsis for your short story, novella, or novel. We have limited slots open for literary (thru our Chrysalis Collection imprint), mystery/thriller, and spec-fiction stories. (We will consider narrative memoirs.) We publish for the adult, new adult, and young adult markets. We do not publish nonfiction, poetry, children’s picture, or self-help books.
Why might you choose to be “traditionally published”?
To submit your proposal, email attached files (Word, OpenOffice, .rtf, or .pdf) to email@example.com.
Once your proposal is received, we will contact you to acknowledge receipt. We may then contact you, usually within 2 weeks, to request sample chapters* (first 1500 words for short stories) and susbequently, usually within a further 4 weeks, with our evaluation and a possible request for the full manuscript.
* Please be aware that as a small indie press, we pay professional submission editor associates to evaluate your sample chapters. To help us cover our costs (and to encourage only serious submissions) we will ask for a one-off, non-returnable fee of US $30 to evaluate your sample chapters. (This is the ONLY time we will ask for a contribution before or after publishing your work. If we subsequently request the full manuscript, there are no further fees.)
Thank you for considering us and for your patience and understanding.
With no waiting and no conditions, hybrid publishing is the fastest and easiest way for authors to publish their book!
Why choose to use hybrid publishing services?
If the hybrid model is a good route for you, then let Papillon du Père take away all the publishing and post-publishing hassles and give you back your time to write.
Scroll down to see how we can help you with these elements for your book:
Cherry-pick from any or all of these services to suit your budget and your needs.
Scroll down for more details on each of our hybrid publishing services.
Feel free to contact us anytime (links below) and tell us what you’re looking for. Chatting by text or video costs nothing, and we love getting to know new writers—even if we don’t end up working together.
Papillon du Père Publishing is a niche publishing label that works with authors of commercial and literary fiction, both established and new, aiming to bring to market quality work often overlooked by mainstream publishers.
Papillon du Père is also a hybrid publishing services provider. Are you an aspiring author? Talk to us about turning your dream into reality with our range of innovative publishing services—from concept to finished book, and beyond. Choose from our range of tried & trusted services and release your work quickly and globally.
Contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help you in your writing & publishing journey.
“Every draft is a first draft until someone else has read it …”
Papillon du Père Publishing is the publishing arm of the Editing-Store.com, which provides a range of copyediting services for, primarily, speculative fiction, sci-fi, mystery/thrillers for the adult, new adult, young adult, and middle-grade markets.
The Editing-Store.com offers free sample services. Use the link below to find out about developmental editing, line editing, and query services, as well as flap copy (back cover), sales page blurbs, and promotional texts.
“Turn your manuscript into a book …”
If you want a ready-to-upload manuscript file formatted, laid out, and set for publishing, let us know.
We’ll produce ready-to-use Word and Adobe PDF files formatted to size and style. Think font choice and size, margins, guttering (spacing from edges), headers/footers, pagination, and so on.
Formatting for hardback or paperback guide price: from $99 for a novel with very few or no images. We’ll talk if your book has multiple images and elements like lists, tables, and graphs.
E-books are strange creatures! They have to be flexible so that their text can be “reflowable” and manipulated according to user preferences (device, app, screen size, font size and style, and so on). This means the text and pages have to be coded in very specific ways to ensure navigation and attractive presentation.
We’ll format your e-book for distribution on Amazon KDP (.azw) and other distributors, such as B&N Nook, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords (.epub). We’ll supply you with ready-to-use Word and Adobe PDF files formatted to size and style, as well as .mobi and/or .epub files.
Formatting e-book guide price: from $99 for a novel with very few or no images. We’ll talk if your book has multiple images and elements like lists, tables, and graphs.
“A picture paints a thousand words …”
It’s the old cliché, but it’s true. Covers sell books! After the title, your cover is the first impression you create. You need a cover image that creates interest, intrigue, and impulse ... the urge in the reader to “look inside,” request a sample, or find out more details and check out reviews.
Covers are crucial in hooking potential readers and guiding them in the genre and the kind of story being told. And remember: the cover fronts not only the book—physical and digital—but crucially it’s the key image on your book’s online bookstore page.
We can design and produce an impactful cover for your book:
Cover design and production guide prices:
Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for.
We can produce promotional images and videos:
Scroll up to see a few examples of promo images and covers.
We can produce your book's promotional texts:
Find us on Twitter (@PapillonPere) to see social media text examples. Click on the button below to see some of our books and their sales page blurbs:
“Catch the zeitgeist. Get ahead of other authors in your field.”
Our hybrid publishing route is the fastest way to get published. And it’s guaranteed to get your book released globally on the major digital channels like Amazon, Apple, and B&N.
Thru our Papillon du Père Unbound imprint, we will “self” publish your book for you. What does that mean? Simply, we offer a straightforward contract* to ensure you keep your intellectual rights and full control of your book. Get published how and when you choose. No waiting to be accepted.
Why ask us to pubish you? Simple! It saves you considerable time and includes you in our expanding stable of authors—meaning you'll be listed and promoted on our associate sites, networks, and listings.
Save your time and energy while selling more books!
* We will offer you a simple monthly, rolling contract that fully protects your intellectual property rights and sets out, in agreement with you, what Papillon du Père will do for you and the split of net royalties. Contact us to find out more or see a sample contract.
“All by myself. Don’t wanna be, all by myself—anymore!”
Get some fresh perspectives and help. Have you written your story’s blurb? Got your author bio and author page text together? From your given information, we can construct or revise and sharpen your blurb and bio texts. And we can advise on pricing strategies and post-launch and subsequent price promotions.
And in association with Paste Creative, an experienced author support agency, we offer a range of services to promote your name and get your book talked about and reviewed. Build an audience of ready readers, beginning with prelaunch activities through launch and post-launch/ongoing promotional activities.
Virtual blog tours: have your book appear on blog and book sites! Take part in written or live Q&As to build awareness of your name, your personality, and your book title.
Digital marketing: newsletters, social media support, ongoing (series) promotion.
Head to Paste Creative at the link below, to see examples. Talk to us about what kind of help you’re potentially looking for, and we’ll come up with an itemized or inclusive package. Scroll down for contact details.
“Whatsup, doc? What ya workin’ on?”
Interested in a friendly and supportive writers’ group? In this small, personal-feeling group are … well, writers! All are on similar journeys but at different stages and making different choices. Award-winning, published, self-published, yet to publish, younger, and older … all great people sharing their experiences and ideas, lending their ears, and being hugely supportive. Plus, a couple of experienced editors, a couple of illustrators, two designers, and a digital marketer, too.
Drop us a line if you’re interested in finding out more about our group. Or find us on Facebook as Authorial Points of View.
Papillon du Père Publishing is a niche publishing label that works with authors of commercial and literary fiction, both established and new. P du P is mission-driven, aiming to bring to market quality work often overlooked by mainstream publishers.
We work a dual model, publishing both traditionally and through an agile hybrid system that guarantees publication for independent authors.
We work meaningfully with writers on their writing journey. Ask us for any testimonials regarding how our team might be able to help you on your writing and publishing journey: let our authors, clients, and associates tell you! We can quickly add you to our Facebook writers’ group, Authorial Points of View, where a number of authors, clients, and colleagues chat and support each other.
Thanks for stopping by. Drop us a line, for a chat or whatever, using the links directly below.
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