As Tribute Books enters its eighth year as an independent publisher, it is changing its market to concentrate on young adult books. Having published over 30 titles in an e-book format, Tribute Books has won numerous awards, including the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year and the Mom’s Choice Award while some others have been endorsed by PBS and The Thoreau Society.
After covering a wide range of genres from children’s picture books to history and sports, Nicole Langan, owner of Tribute Books, feels that she was spreading herself too thin and has decided to focus solely on the young adult genre. Plans are to publish one author a month beginning with Larry Peterson’s “The Priest and the Peaches” in January 2012. “He is the type of author we dream about working with,” says Langan. “Larry has done a phenomenal job over the last year in building his social media platform through his blog, Facebook and Twitter. This is his second book following “Slippery Willie’s Stupid Ugly Shoes.”
Langan is currently recruiting 11 additional authors to highlight in 2012. There is no fee, but the submission guidelines are stricter. Manuscripts already professionally edited will be given greater consideration. She prefers to work with authors who have already been published through a royalty-paying press and know the ins and outs of book promotion. An established social-media platform is a must and writers who do not have a well-followed blog, Facebook page or Twitter account will not be considered.
As a small press, a best seller would average about 25 e-copies sold per month. Authors will receive 50% of the net profits of their ebook sales in quarterly royalty payments. E-books will be available through Kindle, Nook, iPad, Smashwords and as PDF downloads and will retail between $2.99 and $4.95.
Interested authors can submit their manuscripts via email to email@example.com.